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Vermont Could See First Wind Power Project in National Forest
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - David Gram, Associated Press

The evergreen trees of the Green Mountain National Forest in southern Vermont could soon be dwarfed by 370-foot-tall wind turbines. A company wants to build up to 30 of the turbines in the forest in what would be the first-ever wind power project on U.S. Forest Service land.

Australia Says ASEAN Nations Keen on New Climate Pact
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Southeast Asian countries have expressed interest in joining a new U.S.-led partnership to cut greenhouse gas emissions by developing technology and economic incentives, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said.

Myanmar Forest Officials Receive U.S. Prize for Environmental and Wildlife Conservation
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A U.S. environmental group has honored two Myanmar forest officials for their outstanding efforts to protect the environment and wildlife, state-run media reported Saturday.

Senegal Mulls 'Green Wall' to Stop Desert Advance
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Silvia Aloisi, Reuters

Senegal is pushing to plant a "Great Green Wall" of trees stretching for nearly 7,000 km (4,375 miles), from Dakar to Djibouti, to stop the relentless advance of the Sahara desert.

Michigan Court Rules that Public Has Right to Walk along Great Lakes Beaches
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

People can stroll along Michigan's 3,200 miles of Great Lakes beaches whether lakefront property owners like it or not, the state Supreme Court ruled. The decision overturned an appeals court ruling that the state owns that land -- but that owners of adjacent property have exclusive use of it and can kick others out.

Time to Tackle the Pirates -- A Guest Commentary
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. Claude Martin, WWF International

The skull-and-cross-bone flags may be gone, but pirates are still sailing the oceans -- and still plundering as they go. The loot these days is not gold and jewels, but fish. And by unwittingly buying these illegally obtained spoils, you and I are helping drive fish populations to extinction.

Africanized Honeybees Found in Louisiana
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Nearly 30 years after a TV movie showed the Superdome saving New Orleans from "killer bees," Louisiana has joined other southern-tier states with confirmed sightings of the aggressive insects.

Warming Making Hurricanes Stronger, Study Says
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Verrengia, Associated Press

Is global warming making hurricanes more ferocious? New research suggests the answer is yes. Scientists call the findings both surprising and "alarming" because they suggest global warming is influencing storms now -- rather than in the distant future.

Energy Bill a Disappointment, and Opportunity, for Wind, Solar and Biofuel Boosters
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Brad Foss, Associated Press

America's fledgling renewable energy industry won't be significantly transformed by the energy bill Congress passed Friday. To the disappointment of environmentalists and those with a financial stake in alternatives to fossil fuels, most of the $14.5 billion in tax breaks will help producers and users of oil, natural gas and coal.

Environmental News Network Launches ENN Expo
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Environmental News Network announced today the launch of its latest interactive feature, ENN Expo.

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