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Chinese Villagers Prevented from Petitioning Beijing about Pollution, Rights Group Says
August 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Chinese villagers resettled to make way for the massive Three Gorges dam project were harassed by officials and prevented from petitioning the central government about pollution, a human rights group said Tuesday.

Alaska Sea Otters to Get U.S. Protection
August 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

Southwest Alaska's sea otters, which came back from the brink of extinction in the 1800s, are facing another dramatic decline and could be named a "threatened" species as early as Tuesday.

If ENN Readers Could Have Written the Energy Bill...
August 9, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Last week ENN publisher Jerry Kay challenged readers to come up with their own vision for the nation's energy bill. Jerry wrote, "If you could have written our national energy legislation what would you have included?" Here's the final round of insightful responses.

Bush Says New Energy Bill Vital to U.S. Economy
August 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Wilson, Reuters

As oil and gasoline prices hit new records, President George W. Bush Monday signed an energy bill he called vital to the U.S. economy but conceded that it offered consumers no short-term relief at the pump.

Gene-Modified Corn Gone from Mexico, Study Finds
August 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

The Mexican region where modern corn originated shows no traces of a genetically engineered contamination that caused an international uproar and created tension over U.S. corn imports, researchers said Monday.

If I Could Have Written the Energy Bill...
August 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Bossong, SUN DAY Campaign

(By Ken Bossong) Rising energy imports, climate change, and reliance on polluting fossil fuel and nuclear technologies all threaten the nation's economy, national security, public health, and the environment. None of these problems will go away. None will be solved by the new energy bill. In fact, all may well be made worse by it. Therefore, now that President Bush has signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, it is time for Congress to pass legislation that actually addresses the nation's energy needs.

Solar Power is Hot -- Too Hot
August 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Betsey Bruner, The Arizona Daily Sun

You can look but you can't buy. That was the word Friday from the solar energy corner of the Southwest Sustainability Expo at NAU. A worldwide shortage of solar panels has put most local projects on hold.

Used Boxes Unfold Booming Business
August 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Samantha Gonzaga, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Marty Metro's mantra is to rescue, reuse and recycle cardboard boxes. And, when there's time, he stops to plant a tree. Four years ago, Metro didn't just found a company with UsedCardboardBoxes.com he created an industry. His company now has warehouses in Pomona, Long Beach, Los Angeles and Tampa, Fla.

Almost 200 Pelicans Back in Wild after Surviving Louisiana Oil Spill
August 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Nearly 200 young brown pelicans that survived an oil spill in June are now back in the wild. Most have matured and joined wild birds, but a few still come back daily to feed, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist James Harris said.

Northeast States Sue EPA over Water Use Rules for Power Plants
August 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Six Northeast states sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, claiming its rules on power plants' water use will cause fish kills and other environmental harm.

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