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ENN Weekly: September 26th - 30th

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy stories of the week. In the news September 26th - 30th: China's tiger trade, a wide-scale children's health study, Arctic ice on the decline, and a Sky Tour to go. >> Read the Full Article

Demonstration Launched for Diesel Locomotive Catalyst System in Boston Commuter Trains

Environmental Solutions Worldwide, Inc. announced today that it has received its first purchase order to supply it's diesel oxidation catalyst to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for demonstration in a diesel powered commuter rail locomotive. >> Read the Full Article

Oxygen Chooses Valence Technology Batteries to Power Electric Scooters

Oxygen S.p.A., a provider of electric transporters, has chosen Saphion(R) lithium-ion battery systems from Valence Technology, Inc. to power two models of electric scooters. >> Read the Full Article

GE Plastics Seminar Includes Environmental Component

GE Plastics, a subsidiary of General Electric, sponsored the New York City Innovation seminar last week, with a strong environmental component comprising part of the program. >> Read the Full Article

Dutch Solar Car Wins Australian Outback Race

Dutch team Nuon won the eighth World Solar Challenge on Wednesday, piloting their bug-shaped car in record time across the vast, inhospitable Australian outback. >> Read the Full Article

Maryland Gets $19.4 Million To Fund Bay Improvements

Gov. Robert Ehrlich announced a $19.4 million plan to reduce pollution and restore oyster habitat in the Corsica River over the next five years. >> Read the Full Article

California Air Quality Rules Too Taxing, Critics Say

A set of air quality rules meant to cut pollution from new development is being challenged by local politicians and builders who say they would unfairly tax new homes and businesses. >> Read the Full Article

Officials Decline Automatic Re-Enrollment for Most in Conservation Program

Changes are in store for a conservation program that pays farmers to take fragile land out of production, the Bush administration said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Food Revolution

Do you want to foment change? Start with dinner. Jerry Kay talks to Andrew Cantrell of the Center for Food Safety. >> Read the Full Article

Ex-Interior Chief Calls For Land-Use Plan

A 25-story, privately owned steel tower peering over the Gettysburg Battlefield in 1997 struck then Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt as a glaring example of how private property rights can negatively impact public land. >> Read the Full Article