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Mexican Environmentalist Jailed on Defamation Charges

One of Mexico's best-known environmental activists has been arrested on charges of defaming a businessman in the Caribbean coast resort of Cancun after she protested the questionable importation of dolphins for an aquatic theme park. >> Read the Full Article

Exploding Toads May Have Been Pecked by Birds for Their Livers, Veterinarian Says

What's making toads puff up and explode in northern Europe? More than 1,000 toad corpses have been found at a pond in an upscale neighborhood in Hamburg and over the border in Denmark after bloating and bursting. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Exceeds Mercury Cleanup Projection

The Environmental Protection Agency estimated in an internal report as much as $2 billion in yearly benefits from cutting mercury pollution just in the Southeast -- 40 times the value the agency projected publicly for the entire nation. >> Read the Full Article

Swedish Government Approves Congestion Tax for Stockholm on Trial Basis

The Swedish government decided Thursday to introduce a congestion tax in the capital, Stockholm, for a six-month trial period starting Jan. 3, 2006. >> Read the Full Article

Eskimo Villagers' Pro-Drilling Stance Wavering

An Eskimo village on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain has long supported oil drilling there, but some residents are now opposing the controversial drilling plan embraced by President Bush and most Alaska politicians. >> Read the Full Article

What Would You Like to Hear About on EarthNews Radio?

Is there a business leader, celebrity, or newsmaker you'd like to hear from on ENN? What subject do you think we should explore? Here's an opportunity for you to have an impact on ENN's programming. We want your story ideas! >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: April 25 - 29

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

Experts Say New Data Show Global Warming

Climate scientists armed with new data from deep in the ocean and far into space have found that Earth is absorbing much more heat than it is giving off, a conclusion they say validates projections of global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Senate Confirms New EPA Chief

The Senate early Friday confirmed President Bush's nominees to head the Environmental Protection Agency and the office of the U.S. Trade Representative, ending a standoff with two Democrats who had delayed votes to protest the administration's environmental and trade policies. >> Read the Full Article

Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Boosts Maine's Sustainable Tourism Potential

For most of us, Maine is just home. But to Costas Christ, chief executive officer of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Maine is poised to become a model of sustainable tourism. >> Read the Full Article