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Malaysia's Rights Watchdog Urges Financial Help for Penan tribe
October 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Malaysia's human rights watchdog has urged the government to give financial aid to some 4,000 Penan tribespeople on Borneo island where logging and other activities are threatening their survival, a news report said Friday.

Four Dead, Hundreds Flee California Wildfire
October 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Jill Serjeant, Reuters

A brush fire blamed on arsonists swept through the desert hills near Palm Springs Thursday, killing four firefighters, sending residents fleeing and trapping hundreds more in a rural park for recreational vehicles.

Amazon Deforestation Lowest Since 1991
October 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Tales Azzoni, Associated Press

Deforestation in the Amazon rain forest has declined to its lowest level since 1991 due to strict enforcement of environmental regulations, the Brazilian government said Thursday.

ENN Weekly: October 23rd - 27th
October 27, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news October 23rd - 27th: Our ecological footprint, coral reef deaths, Great Lakes water, climate extremes, and much more.

October 23rd - 27th
October 27, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news October 23rd - 27th: Our ecological footprint, coral reef deaths, Great Lakes water, climate extremes, and much more.

Wildlife Officials Plan Rescue for Manatee that Made It 700 Miles up Mississippi to Memphis
October 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Woody Baird, Associated Press

A misdirected manatee apparently swam 700 miles up the Mississippi River to a chilly harbor near Memphis' downtown riverfront, prompting rescue plans by wildlife officials.

Turkmen Leader Promises Free Gas, Electricity and Water to Every Citizen Through 2030
October 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Turkmenistan's eccentric leader on Wednesday had the parliament promise free natural gas, power and water to every citizen in the energy-rich desert nation through 2030.

Cousteau's Widow Opposes Condo Project
October 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The widow of legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau has spoken out against a 1,500-unit condominium development on the Big Island that her stepson, Jean-Michael Cousteau, is helping build as a consultant.

Schwarzenegger Prods Bush on Warming
October 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who recently signed a sweeping law to cut greenhouse gas emissions in California, complained in a letter to President Bush that there is no coherent federal policy to stop global warming.

Brazil Bus Firm Powers Fleet on Biofuels
October 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Hellen Berger, Associated Press

South America's largest city might be getting a bit greener. A bus company in Sao Paulo is now powering part of its fleet with a new mix of biofuels and diesel in an effort to curb emissions and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

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