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EPA Does About-Face, Won't Allow Partial Treatment at Sewage Plants in Storms
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it will not allow sewage treatment plants to skip a process for killing some disease-causing micro-organisms after heavy rains or snow melts. The decision reverses a plan proposed in November 2003.

ENN Weekly: May 16th - 20th
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy themes of the week. In the news, May 16 - 20: Cow controversy in India, progress in U.N. climate talks, an important new species discovery in Tanzania, and questions about what it will take to save the world's rain forests.

Environmentalists Lose Appeal against Scripps
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Cote, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

An appellate court Wednesday rejected an appeal by environmentalists who oppose The Scripps Research Institute's Florida expansion on northern Palm Beach County property.

Business Group Supports LNG
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Timothy C. Barmann, The Providence Journal

A New England business-trade organization announced yesterday that it supports the development of new LNG facilities in the region to help stabilize the rising costs of energy.

American Water's Environmental Grant Program Funds Three Pennsylvania
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

American Water announced the names of three Pennsylvania organizations selected to receive funding from its new Environmental Grant Program, which is being piloted in Pennsylvania.

Pueblo Halts Mining Lawsuit
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Adam Rankin, Albuquerque Journal, N.M.

Picuris Pueblo is hoping to restore a 200-acre patch of aboriginal land -- valued for its special mica-rich clay used to make the pueblo's distinctive pottery -- that is now back under the pueblo's control. The land acquisition ends a 15-month lawsuit against an Ohio mining company.

Environmental Activists Unfurl Giant Banner at Vienna Oil Refinery
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - William J. Kole, Associated Press

Environmental activists scaled a large petroleum tank at an oil refinery on the outskirts of Vienna early Wednesday and unfurled a giant banner condemning the destruction of rain forests in Ecuador.

Japan, South Korea Discuss Fisheries, Territorial Waters
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Senior officials from Japan and South Korea began three days of talks Wednesday on how to manage fishing resources in their waters, including those near disputed islets claimed by both countries, officials said.

Checks by Italian Environmental Agencies Show Vatican Radio Emissions within Limits
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The latest readings by environmental agencies show that electromagnetic waves from a Vatican Radio transmission tower near Rome respect legal limits, the Vatican and the Italian government said Wednesday.

A Reader Responds to 'America's Other Trade Deficit'
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Mike Johnston

In a recently published commentary by Robert Ovetz, PhD titled "America's Other Trade Deficit" the author points out some very poignant issues relating to America's exporting environmental problems. There is no doubt that we import a large quantity of materials from countries that have little or no environmental regulation. If Dr. Ovetz stopped there I would have to agree with him.

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