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U.S. State CO2 Laws Won't Prevent Coal Boom
September 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

U.S. states' plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could lead to little change in national carbon output, simply pushing coal-fired power plants and other dirty industries to relocate in states without rules, experts said on Thursday.

Kempthorne Gets Firsthand Look at Oil-Rich Wildlife Refuge in Alaska
September 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne made his first visit to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and was greeted by local leaders concerned not about drilling in the refuge, but by plans for offshore oil development.

Rich Nations' Greenhouse Gases Up, Despite Kyoto
September 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Industrialised nations' emissions of greenhouse gases edged up to the highest level in more than a decade in 2004 despite curbs meant to fight global warming, data compiled by Reuters showed on Thursday.

Brazil Proposes Fund to Stem Rainforest Cutting
September 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrea Welsh, Reuters

Brazil proposed Thursday a fund to compensate developing countries that slow the destruction of their rainforests, a move that could help lower emissions of gases blamed for rising world temperatures.

Mammoth, $200 Million Wind Farm Proposed in Iowa
September 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Northern Iowa could have one of the nation's largest wind farms by 2008. Iowa Winds LLC wants to build a 200- to 300-megawatt farm covering about 40,000 acres in Franklin County.

Expert Calls for Animal Surveillance in Indonesia
September 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Tan Ee Lyn, Reuters

A leading bird flu expert urged Indonesia on Thursday to do more animal surveillance to curb the H5N1 virus, which has killed 46 people so far in the country, the highest death toll anywhere in the world.

ENN Weekly: August 28th - September 1st
September 1, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news August 28th - September 1st: One year post-Katrina, a landmark bill in California, searching for tigers, a coal boom, and much more.

August 28th - September 1st
September 1, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news August 28th - September 1st: One year post-Katrina, a landmark bill in California, searching for tigers, a coal boom, and much more.

U.S. Interior Secretary Gets Firsthand Look at Oil-Rich Wildlife Refuge in Alaska
September 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne made his first visit to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and was greeted by local leaders concerned not about drilling in the refuge, but by plans for offshore oil development.

Brazil Arrests 31 in Environmental Corruption Case
August 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Police arrested 24 federal environmental protection agents accused of falsifying reports and selling illegal permits, and seven people who allegedly bribed the officials, Brazilian authorities said.

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