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Trees Are Killed to Save Rare Woodpecker
August 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Caryn Rousseau, Associated Press

In a sort of ecological trade-off, conservationists headed into the Arkansas woods Thursday to kill dozens of trees in hopes of helping the ivory-billed woodpecker, a bird that up until recently was feared extinct.

Hybrid Cars Coming Soon to California Car Pool Lanes
August 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Molloy, Associated Press

Hybrid car owners are fast approaching the day when they will be allowed to drive solo in California's car pool lanes.

Giant Ocean Waves More Common Than Thought
August 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Last year's Hurricane Ivan generated an ocean wave that towered higher than 90 feet at one point, says a study that also suggests such giants may be more common than once thought.

If We Could Have Written the Energy Bill... Readers Opine
August 5, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN's readers rose enthusiastially to the challenge posed by our publisher, Jerry Kay early in the week. In an article we published on Tuesday, Jerry wrote, "If you could have written our national energy legislation what would you have included?" The ideas keep rolling in; here are some of the latest. Please add your thoughts to the mix!

Shuttle Commander Sees Wide Environmental Damage
August 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Franks, Reuters

Commander Eileen Collins said astronauts on shuttle Discovery had seen widespread environmental destruction on Earth and warned Thursday that greater care was needed to protect natural resources. "The atmosphere almost looks like an eggshell on an egg, it's so very thin," she said. "We know that we don't have much air, we need to protect what we have."

ENN Expo Brings Together Innovative Companies and Environmentally-Savvy Consumers
August 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

ENN Expo was created to give innovative companies and organizations the opportunity to display their creations to ENN's large and environmentally-savvy audience. Alternatively, green consumers can peruse the Expo and learn about the many truly forward-thinking businesses and products that are in the environmental products market today.

Indonesia Sanctuary Puts the Beast Back into Animals
August 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Lenita Sulthani, Reuters

The Cikananga Animal Rescue Center tries to help animals regain their natural instincts to allow their return to the wild. But if two Sumatran tigers awaiting a meal of raw goat meat are any indication, Alen and his team face a challenge. "Once we gave the tigers live goats, but instead of attacking the goats, they were afraid of them."

ENN Weekly: August 1st - 5th
August 5, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy themes of the week. In the news August 1st - 5th: The grim view from space, man's best friend cloned, halting desert creep in Senegal, ENN's readers weigh in on energy, and much more.

Environmentalists See Hope in Exxon CEO Change
August 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmental groups expressed guarded optimism Thursday that the management succession at Exxon Mobil Corp. may lead the oil company to taking a proactive role in protecting the planet.

U.S. Makes Drilling Compensation Voluntary
August 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Judith Kohler, Associated Press

With drilling rigs sprouting across the Rockies, federal land managers have quietly made it voluntary for companies to compensate for oil and gas development by improving the environment.

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