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Global Warming Could Hit Indian Agriculture, Study Reveals
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Palash Kumar, Reuters

Global warming will push temperatures in India up by 3-4 degrees Celsius by the turn of the century, hitting agriculture and infrastructure, a joint India-UK study said on Thursday.

Republicans Eye Expanding U.S. Offshore Drilling
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

Barely a month after President Bush signed a $14.5 billion energy bill into law, Hurricane Katrina's destructive dance through the U.S. oilpatch is being seized on by Republicans as a reason to open more federal offshore waters to drilling.

The Environment Matters -- A Guest Commentary
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. Claude Martin, WWF International

Many of us in the conservation world are concerned that the natural environment — as the fundamental provider of life on this planet — seems to have dropped off the international community’s radar screen in the lead up to the UN-hosted World Summit.

Contaminated Water Had To Be Poured into Lake, EPA Chief Says
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The decision to pour heavily contaminated floodwaters from New Orleans streets into Lake Pontchartrain was a difficult one and could pose new environmental problems in the years ahead, the chief of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.

Tainted Loons, U.S. Senators Tackle EPA on Mercury
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Ellen Wulfhorst, Reuters

The scruffy loon chick let out an unpracticed version of the water bird's famed call as researchers tested it for mercury from its native northern New England, home to one of America's highest known concentrations of the dangerous toxin.

Louisiana Scientists Expect Major Environmental Damage
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Biologists expect to find major destruction when they take their first close-up look at Hurricane Katrina's impact on wildlife habitats and Louisiana's vital fishing industry, the state's top conservation official said Thursday.

ENN Weekly: September 5th - 9th
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy stories of the week. In the news September 5th - 9th: Katrina's devastation, global warming, Indonesian orangutans, offshore drilling, and much more.

The Environment Matters
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. Claude Martin, WWF International

(By Dr. Claude Martin) Many of us in the conservation world are concerned that the natural environment — as the fundamental provider of life on this planet — seems to have dropped off the international community’s radar screen in the lead up to the UN-hosted World Summit. This is an alarming realization as natural resources and the environment are being degraded and destroyed at record pace. Most environmental indicators — from climate change to freshwater and forest habitat loss — have become markedly worse. Despite the multiplicity of international environmental agreements, many have become paralyzed by politics, bogged down in the process or even worse, ignored.

Doctor: Animal Survivors of Katrina Dying of Thirst and Starvation
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Stephen W. Stigers, M.D., D.M.D., an anesthesiologist at Doctors Park Surgery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, returned September 5 after a weekend spent helping the massive aid effort in New Orleans.

Environmental, Consumer Groups Criticize ComEd's Pullout from Illinois Renewable Energy Plan
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

A coalition of environmental and consumer groups on Thursday expressed outrage over Exelon/Commonwealth Edison's decision to break its commitment to implement Governor Rod Blagojevich's Sustainable Energy Plan.

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