Rwanda Symbolically Names Endangered Baby Gorillas
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Arthur Asiimwe, Reuters
Rwanda held a traditional naming ceremony for some of its rare mountain gorillas on Saturday in an effort to attract tourism and help to preserve one of the world's most endangered species.
Timing of Next Indonesia Tsunami a Mystery
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press
When will the next Indonesian tsunami strike? With last December's tragedy and a second large earthquake in the area just three months later, that's more than just an abstract scientific question.
Scientists Studying Gulf's 'Dead Zone'
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Through mid-July, scientists from NOAA's National Coast Data Development Center and the agency's Fisheries Service at Stennis Space Center will look at data about dissolved oxygen from the "dead zone" areas in the Gulf of Mexico.
Appeals Court Upholds EPA on Letting Older Plants Pollute More
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Devlin Barett, Associated Press
The Bush administration's plan to let aging industrial plants modernize without buying expensive new pollution controls was upheld Friday by a federal appeals court.
Climate Change Threatens Humanity's Cradle, Africa
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
Climate change in Africa gave rise to modern humans. Now experts fear that global warming linked to carbon emissions will have its worst impact on humanity's cradle.
ENN Newsletter Articles: To Summarize or Not To Summarize...That is the Question
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Jerry Kay, ENN
The readers of our newsletter and visitors to our site have always been passionate about the environment and loyal to ENN. During the last year many of you have asked us to provide you with more stories in the daily newsletter. When we did this about a week ago we received many responses from our readers. These responses were strongly worded and conveyed a clear message: Return to the old format. That is exactly what we have done, beginning with this issue.
Mainstream Chains Join Organic Revolution
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Salisbury, The Palm Beach Post
Melvin Markels doesn't want to consume anything that's bad for him. He shuns foods and beverages containing pesticides, chemicals or hormones. That's why the retired postal worker drives 25 miles from West Palm Beach to Whole Foods Market in Boca Raton every few weeks to load up a shopping cart with organic food such as tomatoes and soy lattes, free-range chickens raised without antibiotics and even natural toothpaste.
Connecticut Business Certified To Handle Fluorescent Tube
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Marks, The Hartford Courant
Partners Raymond Graczyk and Robert E. Robert began crushing up fluorescent light tubes for profit nine years ago, and figure they've done away with almost 25 million by now. Along the way, their recycling business has helped hundreds of companies comply with environmental laws and kept an estimated 1,700 pounds of mercury out of the environment.
124 Tractor-Trailers to Deliver Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to the Barnes & Noble Warehouse
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced that the first U.S. shipment of the new J. K. Rowling book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, lands today at its distribution center in Jamesburg, New Jersey.
Georgia Power Investing $1.3 Billion in Environmental Controls, Reducing Sulfur Emissions About 50 Percent
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Georgia Power filed applications today for four more scrubbers -- two for Plant Wansley near Carrollton and two additional scrubbers for Plant Bowen near Cartersville. In May, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) issued permits for the installation of Plant Bowen's first two scrubbers, which are now under construction.