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Scientists Call for Radical Action to Ease Water Scarcity
August 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists on Monday called for radical action to improve global water management, saying one-third of the world's population faces water scarcity.

Malaysian State Orders Schools to Suspend Outdoor Activities as Haze Worsens
August 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Malaysia's Sarawak state ordered schools to suspend outdoor activities and authorities prepared to distribute 1.3 million masks as hazy conditions caused by land-clearing fires worsened, a report said Friday.

Decision Not to Rely on Alaska Crude Pays Off for Refiner
August 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Steve Quinn, Associated Press

While most major refiners have suffered from the shutdown of a major Alaska pipeline, at least one is feeling good about its decision to avoid relying solely on the Alaskan North Slope for crude oil.

Hurricane Katrina, Rita Oil Spills Mostly Minor, Didn't Reach Shore
August 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused 124 spills of petroleum products into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, almost all of them minor and none resulting in pollution reaching shore, the government reports.

California on Brink of Global Warming Breakthrough
August 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Milliken, Reuters

California is forging ahead with the most aggressive U.S. program to reduce global warming -- a plan that pits Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger against fellow Republican George Bush.

Scientist Says Dolphins are Dim-Wits
August 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Dolphins may have big brains but a South African-based scientist says lab rats and even goldfish can outwit them. One scientists says the super-sized brains of dolphins, whales and porpoises are a function of being warm-blooded in a cold water environment and not a sign of intelligence.

U.S. Government Wins Round in Power Struggle with Industrial Plants over Air Pollution
August 18, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The government won a round Thursday in a long-running dispute over how much authority it has to force industrial plants to cut air pollution.

Whales Strike Out in Collisions with Ships
August 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Jon Herskovitz, Reuters

Collisions between whales and ships have become a fact of life in areas around Japan's main southwest island of Kyushu as well as the sea that separates South Korea and Kyushu, with about a dozen incidents reported in the past two and a half years.

ENN Weekly: August 14th - 18th
August 18, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news August 14th - 18th: The water crisis, test-tube coral babies, climate refugees, pigeons with backpacks, and much more.

August 14th - 18th
August 18, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news August 14th - 18th: The water crisis, test-tube coral babies, climate refugees, pigeons with backpacks, and much more.

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