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Merrill Lynch, World Resources Institute Make Stock Picks Based on Climate Change
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM -

A new report, the result of a collaboration between a mainstream U.S. investment bank and a environmentalist nonprofit, has broken new ground by issuing stock recommendations.

ENN Weekly: June 27th - July 1st
July 1, 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 June 27th - July 1st: Teflon under fire, global warming's toll on sand dunes, an environmentally dubious land trade, and supporters and detractors weigh in on the Kyoto protocol.

U.N. Rejects Bulk of Environment Claims on Iraq
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters

The United Nations on Thursday approved only $252 million of the $50 billion in claims brought against Iraq by its neighbours for environment and health damage from the 1990-91 invasion and occupation of Kuwait.

Kyoto Protocol: Waste of Cash or Green Lifeline?
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A waste of more than $1,300 a year for every American, undermining economic growth and jobs? Or a lifeline for the planet costing just an annual $20 for each European? The U.N.'s Kyoto protocol on curbing global warming looks utterly different when viewed from Washington, which opposes the 150-nation pact, or from its main backers in the European Union, Japan or Canada.

A Few Words from ENN Publisher Jerry Kay
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Over the course of the past week or two, your ideas and comments have been very helpful as we've considered -- and then re-considered -- the format of our newsletter and web site. (See "ENN Newsletter Articles: To Summarize or Not To Summarize...That is the Question," ENN, June 27, 2005.)

Solar Power May Trim Cost of Cleaning Brackish Water
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Webb, Albuquerque Journal

Salt, sewer waste and other impurities can be removed from water by forcing it through a very fine filter or membrane -- a process called reverse osmosis. The process requires intense pressure, which is usually created using electricity.

Honda Leases First Fuel Cell Vehicle to a Family
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A Los Angeles family became the first in the United States to lease a hydrogen-powered car from Honda Motor Co. Ltd. as the company introduces consumers to the zero-emission technology.

GreenShift Acquires Stake in Ethanol Oil Recovery Systems
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

GreenShift Corporation today announced the completion of its investment in Ethanol Oil Recovery Systems, LLC.

WHO Launches Project to Minimize Risks of Radon
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - World Health Organization

In an effort to reduce the rate of lung cancer around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching the International Radon Project to help countries reduce the health risks associated with radon gas.

Radioactive Cesium Leaks into Baltic from Swedish Nuclear Plant, No Risk to Public
June 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Radioactive cesium has leaked into the Baltic Sea from storage tanks at a nuclear power plant in central Sweden, but poses no risk to the public or the environment, the state nuclear authority said Wednesday.

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