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Western Wind Energy Signs Deal with Southern California Edison
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

British Columbia, Canada-based Western Wind Energy announced the execution of a formal power purchase agreement with the Southern California Edison Company.

EarthNews Radio: Sustainable Conservation
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

One group wants to work with companies and industries to be positive stewards of the environment, rather than sue them or create conflict with them.

'World Record' Stork Killed by French Power Lines
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A satellite-tagged white stork whose progress was monitored by scientists for over 2,000 days was killed after it was electrocuted by power lines in France, a conservation group said on Wednesday.

Tribes and Forest Service Discuss Sacred Sites
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - David Melmer, Indian Country Today

Tribal leaders, elders and members met with National Forest Service officials in a two-day consultation/listening session to begin a process of forming an advisory group, define consultation and sacred sites in an atmosphere a majority of people described as powerful and unprecedented in dealings with federal agencies.

Canada Smelter Blamed for Lake's Pollution
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press

Most of the lead, cadmium and other heavy metals pollution sampled from Lake Roosevelt, the reservoir behind the Grand Coulee Dam, came from a smelter in Trail, British Columbia, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Researchers Draw Link Between Second-Hand Smoke and Breast Cancer
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Beth Fouhy, Associated Press

Scientists at an influential state agency have completed a draft report linking second-hand smoke to breast cancer. It is the first major report to draw that connection, and one of many findings about the health effects of passive smoking.

Mexico's Gulf Coast in Peril from Global Warming
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Catherine Bremer, Reuters

In this sweaty Gulf of Mexico fishing village, poor families in dirt-floor homes dream, like millions of people around the world, of owning air-conditioned cars and refrigerators.

Senate Tries New Strategy to Win Alaska Drilling
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

The Bush administration's aim to open an Alaskan wildlife refuge to oil drilling was included in a draft Senate budget resolution on Wednesday, improving its chances of passage after repeated filibusters, a senior Republican senator said.

Lying about Environmentalists -- An ENN Commentary
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Clarke, Earth Island Institute

In the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami, some were horrified to read that environmentalists had tried to capitalize on the tragedy to score points on the global warming issue. Problem was, the reports were based on mischaracterization — and in some cases outright misrepresentation — of what environmentalists had actually said.

Kyoto Protocol Spurs Race to Develop Fuel Cells
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International

Competition to develop fuel cells for practical use is intensifying with the coming into effect of the Kyoto Protocol obliging developed countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

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