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ENN Radio Guests Offer Tips for Greener Living
April 21, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

For many of us, Earth Day is a time to think anew about the ways in which we can weave positive environmental change into our lives on a day-to-day basis. This week's ENN Radio guests each have valuable tips to share on just that -- small steps that individuals can take to improve environmental hea

Central America Eyes Sweet Alternative to Oil
April 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Mica Rosenberg, Reuters

At the Palo Gordo refinery two hours' drive south of Guatemala City, a Brazilian-designed ethanol processing plant hums next to decades-old machinery turning freshly cut cane into sugar.

Environmentalists Urge Malaysia to Save 130 Million-Year-Old Rainforest
April 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A 130 million-year-old tropical rainforest in Malaysia is under threat from logging, environmental activists warned Thursday, as they launched a campaign calling for greater efforts to protect the national heritage.

Falcon Smugglers Swoop to Profits, Endanger Birds
April 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Smuggling is driving many species of falcon towards extinction in an illicit market where prized birds can sell for a million dollars each, an expert said on Thursday.

Earth Day Celebrations Come in All Shapes and Sizes
April 21, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

With Earth Day just around the corner, we at ENN posed a simple question to our valued affiliates: “What are you doing to benefit the environment on Earth Day?”

Lawsuit Alleges DuPont Contamination of N.J. Drinking Water
April 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Randall Chase, Associated Press

Drinking water supplies near a DuPont facility in New Jersey have been contaminated with chemicals, including a suspected carcinogen used in the production of Teflon, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Fossil Suggests Snakes Evolved on Land
April 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press

A fossil find in Argentina has revealed a two-legged creature that's the most primitive snake known, a discovery that promises to fire up the scientific debate about whether snakes evolved on land or in the sea.

Argentina Urges Foreign Role in Paper Mill Dispute
April 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Argentine President Nestor Kirchner urged all sides Wednesday to try to resolve a dispute over two paper mills being built in neighboring Uruguay that have raised environmental concerns.

Community and Trade -- A Guest Commentary
April 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Steven J. Moss, San Francisco Community Power

“Cap and trade” has become the rallying cry for many environmentalists seeking a solution to global climate change. Under a cap and trade approach, limits would be imposed on the amount of greenhouse gases a polluter can emit.

California Biologists Find Finches Ailing
April 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A bacterialike disease that can cause blindness in birds has been detected for the first time in wild finches in California, the state Department of Fish and Game said.

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