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You Don't Do It, We Will, EPA Tells States on Cutting Downwind Pollutants

The Bush administration told 28 states Monday it plans to order specific pollution cuts from their power plants if state officials don't have their own plan by fall of next year for making the air cleaner for people downwind. >> Read the Full Article

If You Could Have Written the Energy Bill...

ENN readers (you) have always been intelligent, well-read, interesting folks. So, I ask you this: If you could have written our national energy legislation what would you have included? Please send me your thoughts. >> Read the Full Article

Energy Policy Act Will Boost Biofuels Industry: Biotechnology Industry Organization

The Energy Policy Act cleared today by Congress for President Bush's signature will improve domestic energy security by setting goals for production of renewable fuels made from U.S. agricultural resources, according to the Biotechnology Industry Organization. >> Read the Full Article

British Artist Turns off the Tap -- after Turning the Water on for a Month

British artist Mark McGowan finally shut off the spigot Friday -- 32 days after turning on the water in an art gallery's kitchen sink as part of an exhibit intended to mock the waste of water. >> Read the Full Article

Robin, Not Crow, May Be West Nile Culprit

The beloved American robin, not the annoying, raucous crow, may be the more potent source for West Nile virus, according to new research. >> Read the Full Article

Texas Family with Contaminated Water Fighting Uranium Mining

The extended Garcia family has lived for five generations in a cluster of frame and trailer homes here that now has a sad distinction: Their water is contaminated with uranium at levels so high the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration has told them to stop drinking it and see their doctors. >> Read the Full Article

Vermont Could See First Wind Power Project in National Forest

The evergreen trees of the Green Mountain National Forest in southern Vermont could soon be dwarfed by 370-foot-tall wind turbines. A company wants to build up to 30 of the turbines in the forest in what would be the first-ever wind power project on U.S. Forest Service land. >> Read the Full Article

Australia Says ASEAN Nations Keen on New Climate Pact

Southeast Asian countries have expressed interest in joining a new U.S.-led partnership to cut greenhouse gas emissions by developing technology and economic incentives, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said. >> Read the Full Article

Myanmar Forest Officials Receive U.S. Prize for Environmental and Wildlife Conservation

A U.S. environmental group has honored two Myanmar forest officials for their outstanding efforts to protect the environment and wildlife, state-run media reported Saturday. >> Read the Full Article

Senegal Mulls 'Green Wall' to Stop Desert Advance

Senegal is pushing to plant a "Great Green Wall" of trees stretching for nearly 7,000 km (4,375 miles), from Dakar to Djibouti, to stop the relentless advance of the Sahara desert. >> Read the Full Article