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November 27th - December 1st
December 1, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news November 27th - December 1st: Forest fragmentation, a poultry kill, flood-tolerant rice, Great Lakes and sewage, the e-waste menace, and much more.

World Asked to Share Australia's Drought Pain
November 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Foreign diplomats in Australia's parched capital are being asked to stop watering embassy lawns in solidarity with a nation suffering its worst known drought.

Study Shows Warhead Plutonium Long-Lasting
November 30, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The plutonium in nuclear warheads will be reliable for as long as 100 years, twice as long as previously thought, according to a study released Wednesday, raising questions by some critics over the need to replace aging weapons.

Biblical Past Unearthed in Holy Land Construction
November 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Corinne Heller, Reuters

Ancient cemeteries, burial caves from biblical times and centuries-old artefacts have been unearthed during construction work in Israel over the years, forcing contractors by law to call in archaeologists and sometimes halt building projects.

Report Says Global Warming Big Issue in N.Y.
November 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Virtanen, Associated Press

Global warming has emerged as a top New York environmental issue, with accumulated scientific data showing a hotter atmosphere and projecting more radical changes over the next century from automobile and power plant emissions, according to a report issued Wednesday.

California 'Green Tuners' Clamor for Plug-In Cars
November 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Kevin Krolicki, Reuters

Russell Long already owns a pair of fuel-efficient hybrid cars -- a Toyota Prius and a Honda Civic -- but his dream car is not on the market yet: a zippy number he could plug in to recharge at night that would get over 100 miles per gallon.

Bug Species Hurts Barbados Crops, Plants
November 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Roseann Pile, Associated Press

A foreign bug species is sucking the life out of crops and native plants across Barbados, which has already been overrun by an infestation of ravenous snails that are rapidly destroying cultivated fields.

Feds Propose Plan for Puget Sound Orcas
November 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Elizabeth M. Gillespie, Associated Press

The National Marine Fisheries Service proposed a recovery plan Tuesday for Puget Sound's endangered population of killer whales, including new research, better coordination with other government agencies and cleanup and closer monitoring of polluted sites.

Some Bears May Not Sleep Through Winter
November 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Some southern Arizona black bears may not sleep through the hibernation season because they may not have gotten enough to eat beforehand, a wildlife official says.

Recent Sea Lion Attacks in California Challenge Animal's Cuddly and Playful Image
November 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press

Tourists flock to Fisherman's Wharf for the seafood and the stunning views of San Francisco Bay, but for many visitors, the real stars are the dozens of playful, whiskered sea lions that lounge by the water's edge, gulping down fish.

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