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Controversy Swirls Around Wind Farm Plan
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An energy company wants to build 130 wind turbines, each taller than the Statue of Liberty, near a nature reserve to provide power to tens of thousands of homes.

Taiwan God Pig Sacrifice: Religious Rite or Cruelty?
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Tiffany Wu, Reuters

Every year, about 700 pigs are force-fed to gargantuan proportions to participate in competitions which are held by Taiwanese ethnic groups for traditional festivals that incorporate elements of Buddhism, Taoism and Chinese folk religion. Traditional custom is to kill the pigs while they are conscious, even though animal rights advocates say Taiwan law requires pre-slaughter stunning of livestock to ease suffering.

Environmentalists Sue to Save Woodpecker
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Annie Bergman, Associated Press

Environmentalists who fear a plan to divert water to eastern Arkansas farms will harm the habitat of the recently rediscovered ivory-billed woodpecker filed a federal lawsuit Thursday.

Global Warming Could Hit Indian Agriculture, Study Reveals
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Palash Kumar, Reuters

Global warming will push temperatures in India up by 3-4 degrees Celsius by the turn of the century, hitting agriculture and infrastructure, a joint India-UK study said on Thursday.

Republicans Eye Expanding U.S. Offshore Drilling
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

Barely a month after President Bush signed a $14.5 billion energy bill into law, Hurricane Katrina's destructive dance through the U.S. oilpatch is being seized on by Republicans as a reason to open more federal offshore waters to drilling.

The Environment Matters -- A Guest Commentary
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. Claude Martin, WWF International

Many of us in the conservation world are concerned that the natural environment – as the fundamental provider of life on this planet – seems to have dropped off the international community’s radar screen in the lead up to the UN-hosted World Summit.

Contaminated Water Had To Be Poured into Lake, EPA Chief Says
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The decision to pour heavily contaminated floodwaters from New Orleans streets into Lake Pontchartrain was a difficult one and could pose new environmental problems in the years ahead, the chief of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.

Tainted Loons, U.S. Senators Tackle EPA on Mercury
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Ellen Wulfhorst, Reuters

The scruffy loon chick let out an unpracticed version of the water bird's famed call as researchers tested it for mercury from its native northern New England, home to one of America's highest known concentrations of the dangerous toxin.

Louisiana Scientists Expect Major Environmental Damage
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Biologists expect to find major destruction when they take their first close-up look at Hurricane Katrina's impact on wildlife habitats and Louisiana's vital fishing industry, the state's top conservation official said Thursday.

ENN Weekly: September 5th - 9th
September 9, 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 5th - 9th: Katrina's devastation, global warming, Indonesian orangutans, offshore drilling, and much more.

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