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Disposable and Reusable Diapers Have Same Environmental Impact
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael McDonough, Associated Press

Disposable diapers, most of which end up in landfill sites in Britain, have the same environmental impact as reusable diapers, when the effect of laundering the cotton version is taken into account, Britain's environmental watchdog said Thursday.

Cornell to Launch Five-Year Study on Coyotes
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - William Kates, Associated Press

For many people, their closest encounter with a coyote is hearing its howl curdle the night from afar. But coyote sightings are now on the increase across New York, meaning greater potential for attacks, say Cornell University researchers, who are launching a five-year study of why the once-wary creatures are becoming more aggressive toward humans.

New Monkey Species Found in Tanzania
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Two separate teams of researchers working hundreds of miles apart have discovered a new species of monkey in Tanzania. The highland mangabey is the first new species of monkey identified in 20 years and conservationists immediately said the find showed how important it was to preserve African forests.

World's Biodiversity Declining at an Alarming Rate
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Phil Couvrette, Associated Press

The world's biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate, threatening human well-being and future development and requiring important efforts and new thinking on conservation, a sweeping international report released on Thursday says.

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.

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