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ENN Weekly: October 17th - 21st
October 21, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy stories of the week. In the news October 17th - 21st: The many perils of invasive species, a real rat race, a tool-wielding gorilla, and a sultry September.

GreenShift Releases Video of Prototype Tornado Brand Generator
October 21, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

GreenShift Corporation today announced its release of footage of an early-stage prototype of one of the technologies used in certain applications of GreenShift's proprietary Tornado Generator(TM) technology.

Nanotechnology Conference to Focus on Environmental, Commercial and Public Policy Issues
October 21, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Over 90 panelists and speakers will gather to discuss nanotechnology research, commercial applications, environmental issues and policy concerns at the 13th Foresight Conference Advancing Beneficial Nanotechnology: Focusing on the Cutting Edge, to be held October 22-27, 2005 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott.

Flexcar Wins Environmental Excellence Award from Association of Washington Business
October 21, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The Association of Washington Business (AWB) has awarded Flexcar with the 2005 Environmental Excellence Award for its innovative carsharing program.

Situation at Weakened Massachusetts Dam Stable, But More Heavy Rain Looms
October 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Denise Lavoie, Associated Press

Water pressing against a battered wooden dam continued to recede Wednesday, and officials planned to pump more out, in hopes of doing repairs before an expected second weekend of heavy rain.

Saving the Planet at Flick of Switch
October 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Eve Black always turns the light off when she leaves a room and never leaves the TV on standby -- and she wishes others would follow suit.

Idaho, Montana Back Proposal To Remove Wolves from Endangered Species List
October 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Miller, Associated Press

The governors of Idaho and Montana are touting a new proposal to drop gray wolves from the endangered species list, suggesting the federal government change the way it removes protection for animals whose populations have recovered.

Agreement Subjects Airlines to Fines if Drinking Water Problems Persist
October 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Twenty-four airlines have signed agreements with the government subjecting the carriers to fines of up to $27,500 if they fail to adopt tougher safeguards for monitoring and disinfecting the drinking water served to passengers.

EarthNews Radio: Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability
October 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability is an organization that provides resources for companies that are trying to create a more sustainable world.

Fears of Biopiracy Hampering Research in Brazilian Amazon
October 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Somewhere in the Amazon there may be flora and fauna that hold the key to curing diseases ranging from cancer to multiple sclerosis. That, at any rate, is the dream. But the reality is that the search for the next miracle drugs is being hampered by a deep Brazilian suspicion of "biopiracy."

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