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Scientists Say Trying To Modify Hurricane Behavior Is Futile Because Storms Are Too Strong
September 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Verrengia, Associated Press

Atmospheric scientists say it's wishful thinking that we could destroy or even influence something as huge and powerful as a hurricane. They abandoned such a quest years ago after more than two decades of inconclusive government-sponsored research.

Report Says Global Warming Could Spark Conflict
September 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Rising world temperatures could cause a significant increase in disease across Asia and Pacific Island nations, leading to conflict and leaving hundreds of millions of people displaced, a new report said on Thursday.

Getting Apollo off the Ground -- A Guest Commentary
September 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Steven J. Moss, San Francisco Community Power

Energy and labor are intimately related. After all, energy is by and large a replacement for labor – most energy-using devices save time. Washing machines replaced stone-slapping methods of clothes cleaning; cars substitute for slower modes of manual transport.

Pollution Turns China Village into Cancer Cluster
September 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Juliana Liu, Reuters

The residents of Huangmenying village are poor, even by Chinese standards, but more and more are opting to splash out for bottled water rather than drink from local wells. Well water, they say, gives you cancer.

ENN Weekly: September 19th - 23rd
September 23, 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 19th - 23rd: The perils of glacial retreat, ESA revisions in the offing, tackling overfishing, ferrets on the upswing, and much more.

Getting Apollo off the Ground
September 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Steven J. Moss, San Francisco Community Power

(By Steven J. Moss) Energy and labor are intimately related. After all, energy is by and large a replacement for labor – most energy-using devices save time. Washing machines replaced stone-slapping methods of clothes cleaning; cars substitute for slower modes of manual transport. This historical relationship has recently formed the basis for a counter-movement lead by labor unions and environmental groups – the Apollo Alliance. Apollo seeks to change the energy-labor relationship into one in which cleaner energy sources create jobs, rather than eliminates them.

World Health Organization: One Million People Die Yearly From Environmental Risks in the Western Pacific
September 23, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

One million people in the Western Pacific Region die each year from environmental health risks, and the World Health Organization predicts a worsening scenario if effective measures to deal with growing industrialization and urbanization are not taken now.

Peru Mayor Says Camisea Gas Pipeline Leak Contaminated Jungle Rivers, Sickening Hundreds
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A district mayor threatened Wednesday to sue the operators of a pipeline that transports natural gas liquids from the Camisea gas fields in the country's southern Amazon after it sprang a leak in one of his villages.

Europe's 2003 Heatwave Altered Carbon Cycle, Study Says
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Europe's devastating heat wave, which claimed 35,000 lives in 2003, also reduced plant growth across the continent by 30 percent and may have contributed to global warming, French researchers said on Wednesday.

Scientists Send Message: 'Cut Air Travel for the Environment'
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael McDonough, Associated Press

Britain should drastically reduce the growth of air travel to bring greenhouse gas emissions within levels that will avoid dangerous climate change, a report by leading environmental scientists said Wednesday.

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