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Canadian Vineyard First Winery Worldwide to Earn LEED Certification
May 18, 2005 12:00 AM -

Stratus Vineyards, one of the Canada's newest wineries, announced today that it has been granted LEED Canada (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).

Anheuser-Busch Issues Annual Environmental Report
May 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Anheuser-Busch, the larger beer brewer in the United States, has issued its 2004 Environment, Health, and Safety Report.

U.S. Mayors Support Global Warming Treaty
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Despite the Bush administration's resistance to the Kyoto global warming pact, more than 130 U.S. mayors have applied the agreement's standards in a bid to reduce America's carbon dioxide emissions, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels said Monday.

Cities, Water Agencies Argue over Basin Uses
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Mike Sprague, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Who owns the underground water basins? That is the question underlying a battle between cities and the large regional water agencies over whether more water as much as double the current amount can be stored in the underground basins.

Solar and Wind Energy Potential -- An ENN Commentary
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Gordon Feller, Integrated Strategies

Thousands of megawatts of new renewable energy potential in Africa, Asia, South and Central America have been discovered by a pioneering project to map the solar and wind resource of 13 developing countries. The multi-million dollar project, called the Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA), is proving that the potential for deploying solar panels and wind turbines in these countries is far greater than previously supposed.

Aviary to Send Rare Bird Eggs to Russia
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Nephin, Associated Press

Even though they don't have wings, 15 eggs were flying to Russia on Monday. The eggs -- 12 from the endangered red-crown crane and three from the threatened white-naped crane -- are being sent by the National Aviary in Pittsburgh as part of a reintroduction program.

U.N. Climate Talks Start Hunt for Kyoto Successor
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A U.N. meeting took a tiny first step on Monday towards finding a successor to the Kyoto protocol on global warming, with calls for the United States and developing nations to take part after 2012.

Japanese Court Revokes Freeze on Government's Land Reclamation Project
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A Japanese court on Monday revoked an earlier order issued to the government to halt a massive land reclamation project in southwestern Japan because it was damaging the environment.

Report Warns Oil Spill Funds Will Be Empty by 2009
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press

The federal fund used to clean up oil spills nationwide will be drained by 2009, in part because cleanups cost more than authorities collect from those responsible, according to a Coast Guard study released Monday.

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano a Big Polluter
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Serafin, Associated Press

Kilauea volcano, one of Hawaii's most popular tourist attractions, is also by far the state's worst air polluter. Researchers now are trying to determine if that also makes it one of the state's biggest health risks.

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