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Goldman Sachs Adds Own Twist to Social and Environmental Assessment

Socially responsible investing (SRI) is showing signs of being memetic -- in other words, spreading like a cultural virus. >> Read the Full Article

Habitat Herbicide Approved for Use in California

Habitat herbicide, from BASF Professional Vegetation Management, has received approval from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for use in California. >> Read the Full Article

Solar-Powered Homes Exhibit on National Mall

The 2005 Solar Decathlon, sponsored by The U.S. Department of Energy, brings 18 universities together in a competition to design and build an energy efficient 800-square foot home. >> Read the Full Article

An Ill Wind Might Help the Shrimp Industry

When Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Texas, many thought they were witnessing the “ill wind that blows nobody good.” Property damage will be in the billions and the toll in human suffering can never be measured. How could a silver lining be found in this dark summer of tragedy for anyone in the hurricane-struck areas, much less the shrimping industry? >> Read the Full Article

Australia Rejects Crocodile Safari Hunt Plan

Australia has rejected a plan to allow crocodile safari hunting in the country's north where the reptiles killed two men in separate attacks last week. Crocodiles were declared a protected species in 1971 when their numbers fell to about 5,000, but since then their population in the Northern Territory has exploded to around 70,000 in the wild with another 18,000 in six crocodiles farms. >> Read the Full Article

GE, EPA Strike New Deal on Hudson River Dredging

Federal authorities and General Electric Co. struck a deal Thursday on dredging PCB-contaminated sediment from the Hudson River, a big step forward in the delayed Superfund cleanup plan. >> Read the Full Article

Gasoline Spike Fuels Surge in U.S. Bicycle Sales

A spike in gasoline prices is fueling what could be the biggest year for U.S. bicycle sales since the Arab oil embargo more than three decades ago, a leading bike association said this week. >> Read the Full Article

Shark Nicole Clocks More Than 12,000 Miles Crisscrossing Indian Ocean

A great white shark named Nicole logged more than 12,000 miles swimming from Africa to Australia and back, the first proof of a link between the two continents' shark populations, researchers say. >> Read the Full Article

An Ill Wind Might Help the Shrimp Industry -- An ENN Guest Commentary

When Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Texas, many thought they were witnessing the “ill wind that blows nobody good.” Property damage will be in the billions and the toll in human suffering can never be measured. How could a silver lining be found in this dark summer of tragedy for anyone in the hurricane-struck areas, much less the shrimping industry? >> Read the Full Article

Climate Change Linked to Cruise Ship Illness Outbreaks

Warming ocean waters may have tainted Alaskan oysters with a bacteria that triggered four outbreaks of illness on a cruise ship among people who ate the shellfish raw, researchers reported this week. >> Read the Full Article