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Indonesia To Ban Poultry Farms in Capital

Indonesia will re-arrange zoning for the poultry industry, banning farms and slaughterhouses in the teeming capital in a bid to stop the spread of the bird flu virus that has killed four people, an official said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Rita Brings Houston's Big Refining Industry To Standstill

Drivers, homeowners, airlines and businesses will end up paying higher fuel bills if Hurricane Rita magnifies the damage last month's Hurricane Katrina inflicted on the oil-refining industry. >> Read the Full Article

EU Sees No Major Post-Kyoto Climate Deal at Talks

The European Union does not expect a binding agreement to emerge from major talks designed to find a way of replacing the Kyoto climate change accord, the EU's environment commissioner said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

St. Petersburg Effluent Plant Opened by Russian, Swedish, Finnish Leaders

Russian, Swedish and Finnish leaders inaugurated a wastewater treatment plant in St. Petersburg on Thursday in the latest effort to cut back on pollutants flowing into the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea. >> Read the Full Article

Beijing Officials to Use Remote Sensing Technology to help Clean Air for 2008 Olympics

Officials with the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau (BEPB) will be using advanced Remote Sensing technology to target polluting vehicles and help clean the air as Beijing prepares to host the Olympic Games in 2008. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Say Trying To Modify Hurricane Behavior Is Futile Because Storms Are Too Strong

Atmospheric scientists say it's wishful thinking that we could destroy or even influence something as huge and powerful as a hurricane. They abandoned such a quest years ago after more than two decades of inconclusive government-sponsored research. >> Read the Full Article

Report Says Global Warming Could Spark Conflict

Rising world temperatures could cause a significant increase in disease across Asia and Pacific Island nations, leading to conflict and leaving hundreds of millions of people displaced, a new report said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Getting Apollo off the Ground -- A Guest Commentary

Energy and labor are intimately related. After all, energy is by and large a replacement for labor – most energy-using devices save time. Washing machines replaced stone-slapping methods of clothes cleaning; cars substitute for slower modes of manual transport. >> Read the Full Article

Pollution Turns China Village into Cancer Cluster

The residents of Huangmenying village are poor, even by Chinese standards, but more and more are opting to splash out for bottled water rather than drink from local wells. Well water, they say, gives you cancer. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: September 19th - 23rd

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy stories of the week. In the news September 19th - 23rd: The perils of glacial retreat, ESA revisions in the offing, tackling overfishing, ferrets on the upswing, and much more. >> Read the Full Article