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ENN Publisher Jerry Kay Chats with Joe Sibilia, Founder and CEO of Meadowbrook Lane Capital, and CEO of CSR Newswire

Joe Sibilia is founder and current CEO of Meadowbrook Lane Capital, a self-described socially responsible/sustainable investment bank specializing in turning values into valuation. >> Read the Full Article

Language in Spending Bill Raises Concern about Gas Terminal Approvals

A provision slipped with little notice into a massive spending bill may help the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission overcome local and state opposition in the approval of liquefied natural gas import terminals. >> Read the Full Article

Groups Alarmed Over Delta Water Plan

A proposed change in how the federal government measures water for fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin river delta has environmental groups alarmed and California officials concerned about potential harm to wildlife habitat. >> Read the Full Article

Ancient Angola Elephant Route to be Demined

An ancient but now lethal migration route for elephants is to be demined in Angola, paving the way for swelling herds in neighbouring Botswana and Zambia to expand their range, the United Nations said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Homing Pigeons Sense Magnetic Fields, and Other Stories

Homing pigeons can read the Earth's magnetic field, an ability that may help them find their way back to the roost. The findings, by Cordula Mora and colleagues at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, bolster the idea that the birds can map their locations by sensing subtle variations in the planet's magnetic fields, much the way people read map coordinates. >> Read the Full Article

Notes from Anna: Waiting for the Aurora

What do you do with short days and long evenings, once winter begins in the North? Now that December is here, I decided to search across America for new ways to discover beauty under scarce winter light. >> Read the Full Article

Urine Trouble: On Cat-Pee Stains and Dry Cleaning

Your (once-)beloved feline has urinated on your comforter, which is marked -- gasp! -- "dry clean only." All good enviros know that dry cleaning is a toxic affair, but then, all be-nosed persons know that cat pee isn't a smell one can simply live with. Today in Grist: Getting the cat-pee smell out of your washables. >> Read the Full Article

Japan Firms, Banks Create Greenhouse-Gas Reduction Fund for Kyoto Protocol

Two governmental banks and 31 private companies founded a $141.5 million fund Wednesday to help achieve Japan's mandatory target for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. >> Read the Full Article

Bush Plan Casts Off Protection for Large Areas of Northwest Salmon Habitat

The Bush administration on Tuesday proposed a steep reduction in the miles of rivers and streams to come under federal protection for Pacific salmon, and offered exemptions for property owners and broad areas of the Northwest and California.

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Seattle Nonprofit Offers Solo Drivers Payment to Ditch Cars

Cranky after creeping through the Kirkland Crawl? Morose over the Mercer Mess? Burning to take a bus to Bellevue rather than brave the 520 bridge another day? >> Read the Full Article