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ENN Weekly: September 26th - 30th
September 30, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy stories of the week. In the news September 26th - 30th: China's tiger trade, a wide-scale children's health study, Arctic ice on the decline, and a Sky Tour to go.

House "Guts" Endangered Species Act: Defenders of Wildlife
September 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Congress "dealt a deadly blow" to the protections provided by the Endangered Species Act, according to the environmentalist group Defenders of Wildlife.

Demonstration Launched for Diesel Locomotive Catalyst System in Boston Commuter Trains
September 30, 2005 12:00 AM -

Environmental Solutions Worldwide, Inc. announced today that it has received its first purchase order to supply it's diesel oxidation catalyst to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for demonstration in a diesel powered commuter rail locomotive.

Oxygen Chooses Valence Technology Batteries to Power Electric Scooters
September 30, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Oxygen S.p.A., a provider of electric transporters, has chosen Saphion(R) lithium-ion battery systems from Valence Technology, Inc. to power two models of electric scooters.

Dutch Solar Car Wins Australian Outback Race
September 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Dutch team Nuon won the eighth World Solar Challenge on Wednesday, piloting their bug-shaped car in record time across the vast, inhospitable Australian outback.

Maryland Gets $19.4 Million To Fund Bay Improvements
September 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Gov. Robert Ehrlich announced a $19.4 million plan to reduce pollution and restore oyster habitat in the Corsica River over the next five years.

California Air Quality Rules Too Taxing, Critics Say
September 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Sarah Ruby, Bakersfield Californian

A set of air quality rules meant to cut pollution from new development is being challenged by local politicians and builders who say they would unfairly tax new homes and businesses.

Officials Decline Automatic Re-Enrollment for Most in Conservation Program
September 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press

Changes are in store for a conservation program that pays farmers to take fragile land out of production, the Bush administration said Wednesday.

EarthNews Radio: Food Revolution
September 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Do you want to foment change? Start with dinner. Jerry Kay talks to Andrew Cantrell of the Center for Food Safety.

Ex-Interior Chief Calls For Land-Use Plan
September 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Staci Matlock, Santa Fe New Mexican

A 25-story, privately owned steel tower peering over the Gettysburg Battlefield in 1997 struck then Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt as a glaring example of how private property rights can negatively impact public land.

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