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Belize Barrier Reef Suffers, Global Warming Blamed
October 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Mica Rosenberg, Reuters

A rainbow-hued parrot fish nibbles on a veined purple sea fan in the tranquil waters of Belize's barrier reef, the largest in the western hemisphere.

Americans Favor Environment, but Don't Vote on It
October 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Compared to voters in Europe, where the Green Party is a political force and global climate change is part of the public dialogue, U.S. voters in national elections tend to cast their ballots based on candidates' stances on the Iraq war, the economy and health care -- not on environmental policy.

Hawaiian Teen Named Top Young Scientist
October 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A Hawaiian teen has won a $20,000 scholarship and the title America's Top Young Scientist of the Year. He entered with a project analyzing the affect arsenic in local soils has had on Big Island school children.

Deadly Spinach Scare Appears over as Investigators Look to Wild Pigs as Culprits
October 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Bridges, Associated Press

After a month without any reports of illness from tainted spinach, health officials say the deadly outbreak of bacteria that killed three people and sickened more than 200 others nationally appears to be over.

New Zealand Smoking in Cars Study Shows It Should Be Banned to Protect Children
October 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

New Zealand medical researchers said Friday that laws are needed to ban smoking in vehicles where children are passengers, findign evidence that second-hand smoke causes respiratory illnesses in children.

Study: Lake Tahoe Landslide Made Tsunami
October 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A massive underwater landslide in Lake Tahoe thousands of years ago caused a tsunami and left ripplelike stony ridges on the lake bottom, according to a new study.

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.

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