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ENN Forum Review: Our Readers Speak
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

This week on ENN we're starting a new series that will highlight some of the interesting comments made by you, our readers, in the ENN Forum.

You Make the Difference!
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Ronald Sanabria, Rainforest Alliance

(By Ronald Sanabria) My colleagues and I arrived at the end of another workday on Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast -- a region blessed by natural beauty and rich local culture. We met to learn about effective business management practices for tourism businesses, designed to help us interact responsibly with the natural and cultural resources that attract visitors to the region. These resources are the “green gold” that has made tourism one of the most important industries of the Costa Rican economy.

EarthNews Radio: Cheetahs in Danger
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Cheetahs are a unique and beautiful creature, one which we are in real danger of losing to extinction.

Fishing Industry Suffering as Salmon Runs Drastically Drop
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Rukmini Callimachi, Associated Press

Fertilizer salesman Rex Harke had planned to take 12 of his most loyal clients on a salmon fishing expedition down the Columbia River this week. Normally at this time, the spring chinook salmon are charging up the river in the tens of thousands, heading from the Pacific Ocean to their spawning beds.

Developers Going out on a Limb for Trees
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Jessica Vanegeren, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.

It may be rare for developers to chop money-making housing units out of a plan, but that's what owners of 244 acres off Bees Ferry Road in West Ashley have done during the past year. The reason? To save trees.

Ohio Officials Hope Chestnut Trees Revive
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Several hundred blight-resistant chestnut trees have been planted in Ohio in hopes of restoring a tree that is nearly extinct. State officials hope that thousands of acres of abandoned strip-mine land will serve as fertile ground for the tree's rebirth.

EPA to Sample Dust from 150 NYC Buildings Due to Sept. 11 Attacks
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Dust samples from 150 New York buildings in lower Manhattan and part of Brooklyn are to be gathered by the Environmental Protection Agency to find out how much indoor contamination might remain from the collapse of the World Trade Center.

Poachers Poison Five Rhinos in S. Africa Reserve
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Poachers have fatally poisoned five rhinos and several other animals in a South African nature reserve, a new tactic conservationists said was deeply worrying.

Wind Energy Part of a Sustainable Future
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, an op/ed

Recently, I wrote an editorial in New Scientist magazine about the "not-in-my-backyard" approach some people and groups have adopted in regards to wind farms. It caused quite a fuss.

Hatcheries May Be Releasing Pollutants along with Fish
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Warren Cornwall, The Seattle Times

When environmental regulators last winter tried to solve the mystery of how a toxic chemical wound up in the mountain-fed waters of Icicle Creek, they stumbled on a surprising potential culprit: a federal fish hatchery.

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