Senate Confirms New EPA Chief
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Abrams, Associated Press
The Senate early Friday confirmed President Bush's nominees to head the Environmental Protection Agency and the office of the U.S. Trade Representative, ending a standoff with two Democrats who had delayed votes to protest the administration's environmental and trade policies.
ENN Weekly: April 25th - 29th
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN
ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy themes of the week.
Petroleum Industry Funds Challenge to Benzene Study
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Wendy Benjaminson, Associated Press
An oil industry trade group is challenging a U.S. government study about the dangers of benzene exposure by financing a study of its own.
Professors Develop Spreadsheet to Help Farmers Allocate Water Supplies
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Emily Fredrix, Associated Press
Scholars think tweaking variables on a spreadsheet could help those who work the land cope with a drought that just won't go away.
Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Boosts Maine's Sustainable Tourism Potential
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Victoria Gannon, Portland Press Herald
For most of us, Maine is just home. But to Costas Christ, chief executive officer of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Maine is poised to become a model of sustainable tourism.
In Love with Hybrids
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Nauman, San Jose Mercury News
Hybrid car owners are a devoted lot. Maybe even crazy. Greg King, a systems engineer at Northrop Grumman in Sunnyvale, obsesses over the gasoline mileage he can eke out of his blue Honda Insight, which he bought in 2001.
ENN Presents 'Sky Tour'
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
ENN is thrilled to bring you a very special presentation: "Sky Tour," a personal tour of the night sky, hosted by ENN publisher Jerry Kay and featuring your tour guide Bing Quock of the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Gorilla Gossip Scotched by Ugandan Reappearance
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Daniel Wallis, Reuters
A family of "missing" gorillas reappeared in Uganda, scotching speculation in the national media that they had been lured to neighbouring Rwanda. Ugandan wildlife officials have consistently scoffed at the flurry of conspiracy theories in the Ugandan national press, which accused Rwanda of spiriting the apes away to beef up its tourist trade.
High Court Rules Farmers Can Sue Dow, Pesticide Makers for Crop Destruction
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Hope Yen, Associated Press
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that 29 peanut farmers in Texas can proceed with their lawsuit against Dow Agrosciences after the chemical giant's weed killer unexpectedly destroyed their crops.
Right-Wingers Running Full Court Press -- An ENN Commentary
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Buck Parker, Earthjustice
The federal judiciary has the unfortunate distinction of being the target de jour of far-right extremists in Congress. While the impetus for Tom DeLay and John Cornyn’s recent spat of inflammatory proclamations against federal judges was seemingly unrelated to environmental protection, their comments reflect a larger scheme to reshape federal courts with disastrous consequences for our nation’s natural heritage.