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Town Debates Plans for Liquefied Natural Gas Import Terminal
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Frazier, Associated Press

Residents here are asking themselves whether they want a liquefied natural gas terminal built across the bay from their peaceful river town. They aren't alone in wrestling with that question.

Mexican Environmentalist Jailed on Defamation Charges
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

One of Mexico's best-known environmental activists has been arrested on charges of defaming a businessman in the Caribbean coast resort of Cancun after she protested the questionable importation of dolphins for an aquatic theme park.

Exploding Toads May Have Been Pecked by Birds for Their Livers, Veterinarian Says
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Surman, Associated Press

What's making toads puff up and explode in northern Europe? More than 1,000 toad corpses have been found at a pond in an upscale neighborhood in Hamburg and over the border in Denmark after bloating and bursting.

EPA Exceeds Mercury Cleanup Projection
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency estimated in an internal report as much as $2 billion in yearly benefits from cutting mercury pollution just in the Southeast -- 40 times the value the agency projected publicly for the entire nation.

Swedish Government Approves Congestion Tax for Stockholm on Trial Basis
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Swedish government decided Thursday to introduce a congestion tax in the capital, Stockholm, for a six-month trial period starting Jan. 3, 2006.

Eskimo Villagers' Pro-Drilling Stance Wavering
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

An Eskimo village on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain has long supported oil drilling there, but some residents are now opposing the controversial drilling plan embraced by President Bush and most Alaska politicians.

What Would You Like to Hear About on EarthNews Radio?
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Is there a business leader, celebrity, or newsmaker you'd like to hear from on ENN? What subject do you think we should explore? Here's an opportunity for you to have an impact on ENN's programming. We want your story ideas!

ENN Weekly: April 25 - 29
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy themes of the week.

Experts Say New Data Show Global Warming
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

Climate scientists armed with new data from deep in the ocean and far into space have found that Earth is absorbing much more heat than it is giving off, a conclusion they say validates projections of global warming.

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.

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