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ENN Weekly: April 11th - 15th
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN

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

Furniture Company Supports Green Line
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Heath E. Combs, High Point (NC) Enterprise

Amid the mass of furniture on display as the High Point International Home Furnishings Market gets under way today, a company is looking for a niche in the green.

Old-Growth Timber May Get the Ax
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Paula Dobbyn, Anchorage (AK) Daily News

State officials are planning to offer a Ketchikan company nearly 500 acres of old-growth timber on Gravina Island for harvest as part of the governor's efforts to increase logging on state land.

Elevated Lane for Mass Transit Part of Options Offered to Unclog I-595
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Turnbell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

For residents who live along Interstate 595, getting to work in 20 years might mean walking across an air-conditioned bridge over the highway to a sleek bus or train running in the median.

EarthNews Radio in Review
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

A review of some of Jerry Kay's EarthNews Radio interviews that we've featured recently on ENN.

House Committees Advance Slimmed-Down $8 Billion Energy Tax Package
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Lawmakers plowed through an energy bill Wednesday that would provide billions of dollars in tax breaks to industry, open an Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling and aid farmers by expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline.

Columbia River Spring Salmon at New Lows
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Frazier, Associated Press

Usually by now the Columbia River's spring chinook salmon are heading upstream over fish ladders in the tens of thousands to spawn. But not this year.

Who Let the Dogs Out? -- An ENN Commentary
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Steven J. Moss, San Francisco Community Power

Three decades ago, the late City and County of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk took a giant step forward by walking directly into a pile of dog waste, an event recorded by local news cameras. Supervisor Milk’s small sacrifice resulted in the City’s “pooper scooper” laws, and led to a cleaner, more livable, San Francisco.

Land Bordering Grand Canyon's North Rim to Be Acquired for Conservation
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Beth DeFalco, Associated Press

Bolstered by a $1 million grant from retail giant Wal-Mart, conservation groups plan to protect almost 900,000 acres of wilderness, including land stretching along 125 miles of the Grand Canyon's North Rim.

Resident in Way of Everglades Restoration Project Finally Agrees to Millions for Home
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Jill Barton, Associated Press

A man who fought for years to keep his home and businesses in the swampy Everglades has accepted a $4.95 million buyout offer from the state, which plans to restore the wetlands ecosystem.

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