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ENN Weekly: May 30th - June 3rd

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy themes of the week. In the news May 30 - June 3: The geology of California's landslide, hurricanes and global warming, frogs in jeopardy, and the Grand Canyon speaks. >> Read the Full Article

A Call for Action to Save Forests through Cooperation

(By Claude Martin & Ian Johnson) Nobody can get through the day without using a product that comes from a forest. To a greater extent than most people realize, the paper we write on, the water that comes out of our taps, the medicine that heals us, the wood that builds our houses and furniture, all originate from forests. With approximately 1.5 billion of the world's rural poor directly depending on forests for subsistence, a huge proportion of the world's population depends on forests for basic needs like food and fuel-wood. >> Read the Full Article

Business Aims to Eliminate E-Waste

Computer Waste Solutions Co. is working to convince area businesses, organizations and individuals to pay a little extra for disposing of their discarded computer monitors, TV screens and other so-called "e-waste." >> Read the Full Article

Lawmakers Want to Save More Farms

With development pressures continuing to threaten prime farmland across the state, two lawmakers are proposing measures to keep family farms in the family and prevent them from being turned into sites for luxury housing or big-box retail stores. >> Read the Full Article

Apple Announces iPod Recycling at US Retail Stores

Apple Computer, Inc. today announced a free recycling program for iPod, the world's most popular digital music player. >> Read the Full Article

ARAMARK Supports World Environment Day Through Environmental Initiatives

Food service firm ARAMARK Corporation (NYSE:RMK) today announced its support of World Environment Day -- June 5, 2005 -- through its commitment to national programs such as RecycleMania and LaundryESP, as well as through the company's own PlanetEVERgreen initiative. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Urges Japan to Stop Killing Whales, Says Any Expansion in Kills Unacceptable

The United States again is urging Japan to end its program of killing whales, which the Japanese say is for scientific research, and told Japan any expansion of the program would be unacceptable, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. >> Read the Full Article

EarthTalk: Sunbathing and Skin Cancer

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), incidences of skin cancer in the United States have reached epidemic proportions, with one in five Americans now developing the disease in their lifetime. >> Read the Full Article

Florida Approves a Deal to Avert Oil Drilling off the Coast

After a 15-year legal battle, Gov. Jeb Bush and the Cabinet approved a $12.5 million deal Wednesday to prevent oil drilling in Florida's coastal waters. >> Read the Full Article

Schwarzenegger Unveils California Plan to Fight Global Warming

Declaring climate change to be an indisputable threat, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled a plan Wednesday to combat global warming by setting goals for reducing California's emissions of greenhouse gases. >> Read the Full Article