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Shanghai Mulls Factory Shutdowns, Curbs on Air Conditioner Use to Battle Power Shortages
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Elaine Kurtenback, Associated Press

Shanghai residents may have to sweat out part of the summer if authorities curb the use of air conditioners in offices and entertainment venues in efforts to prevent the collapse of the city's overworked power grid, a report said Monday.

Brazil May Miss Chance to Build Tourism, Industry Experts Say
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrei Khalip, Reuters

Brazil, the land of beaches, bikinis and carnival, is not exploiting its tourism potential and could miss the chance to become a major travel destination, tourism industry officials said.

Federal Judge Says California Antismog Agency May Enforce Rules on Public Vehicles
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A federal judge has ruled that a Southern California clean-air agency may impose its antismog rules on city buses, waste haulers and other public fleet vehicles.

Report Says British Flora Faces Extinction
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Cara New, Associated Press

Fewer British fields are bursting into yellow each summer, with 20 percent of native flora species declining at rates that put them at risk of extinction.

ENN Polls Reveal Opinions and Attitudes about the Environment
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Schluter, ENN

ENN has cranked up its production of opinion polls, integrating new polls into its content and onto its homepage with greater regularity than ever before. Judging from the response, users enjoy weighing in on the latest hotbutton issues and comparing their opinions with others. Poll results paint an interesting picture of the ENN audience, with some surprising results.

U.N. Headquarters Hosts 'Climate Neutral' Event
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

NativeEnergy, a national renewable energy company, is supplying Renewable Energy Credits or "Green Tags" to neutralize all carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution generated by travel and venue energy use for the 2005 Institutional Investors Summit on Climate Risk, the first "climate neutral" event ever held at U.N. Headquarters.

Time is Energy
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Steven J. Moss, San Francisco Community Power

(By Steven J. Moss) When the clock strikes noon on a weekday, you can almost hear utility meters across the nation clicking faster. During the six-hour consumption peak — roughly from noon to six in the evening, though times vary by location and customer mix - electricity sells for a premium, and inefficient power plants run harder, spewing out more pollution.

The Solar Store Helps Central Oregon Shine in Renewable Energy Resources
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Barker, The Bulletin

As a visitor eyes a gleaming line of electric bicycles in a converted bungalow near the Bend Parkway, Michael Ridden employs a time-tested sales technique. "Would you like to go for a ride?" he asks, smiling.

Seed Industry Says One-Billionth Acre of Biotech Seed Has Been Planted
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Amy Lorentzen, Associated Press

Biotech farmers this week are lauding what they say is a milestone for the industry -- the planting of the billionth acre of biotech seed.

EarthNews Radio: Hemp-Based Foods
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

You've heard of hemp products such as paper and clothing. But have you heard of hemp-based foods?

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