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The Week in Review in Business and Industry, February 14-18
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The world reacted to the beginning of the Kyoto era this week.

Farmland Advocate Promotes Agricultural Easements
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve E. Swenson, The Bakersfield Californian

A local farmland advocate wants to gauge the community's interest in preserving farmland through voluntary agricultural easements.

Massachusetts Making Boundary Change that Could Limit Planned Offshore Windmills
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Massachusetts officials are trying to redefine the state's coastline in a move that could give them more control over a proposed electricity-generating wind farm off the shore of Cape Cod.

Russia's UES Close to Large Kyoto-Linked Deals
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Oliver Bullough, Reuters

Russian electricity giant Unified Energy System, which accounts for 2 percent of global greenhouse gases, is close to signing 30 Kyoto-linked deals to slash emissions by 20 million tonnes a year, it said on Wednesday.

Seizing Their Chance, Conservationists Join Forces to Push Bills
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Michelle Cole, The Oregonian

Senate Democrats and conservationists gathered on the Willamette River's frigid banks Tuesday to announce the "most important" water quality proposal in 30 years, another in a long line of environmental protections they have championed.

Defecating Pandas Expand Their Horizons
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A study of giant panda poo in China has proved the endangered animals are expanding their horizons, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.

In a New Mexico Desert Town, Residents Stake Their Future on Uranium
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Barnes, Associated Press

Like many others in this former boomtown, Mayor James Brown knows more about isotopes, centrifuges and uranium-235 than your average college student. Brown's recent crash course in nuclear physics was a prerequisite: Many of his constituents are counting on the jobs and economic trickle-down that are being promised if a $1.3 billion (euro1.02 billion) uranium enrichment plant that would make fuel for nuclear power plants comes to town.

New Global Network Aims for Tsunami Warning System
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A global tsunami warning system to get critical information to people in the path of the potentially deadly waves was approved Wednesday as a top priority for the world's climate experts.

Mexico Reports 75-Percent Drop in the Number of Monarch Butterflies
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

The Mexican government said on Tuesday that 75 percent fewer Monarch butterflies have appeared at wintering grounds here, largely blaming conditions in the United States and Canada for the decline.

Dream or Nightmare? -- An ENN Commentary
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - James Quigley, Center for Sustainable Energy

Let's imagine a modern day Rip Van Winkle, Washington Irving's fabled character who fell asleep for twenty years. To what kind of a world would he awaken in 2025, two decades from now?

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