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August 21st - 25th
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news August 21st - 25th: Fighting water corruption, tackling high-tech junk, restoring wetlands, saving mangroves, and mush more.

China Says Contains Chemical Spill in River
August 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China has contained a chemical spill that threatened water supplies for millions and triggered panic buying of bottled drinking water, state media said on Thursday.

French Tuna Fishermen Block Marseille Port
August 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Jean-Francois Rosnoblet, Reuters

French tuna fishermen angry at a campaign by Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior II for a moratorium on tuna fishing blocked access to the port of Marseille on Wednesday, forcing ferries and cargo ships to suspend journeys.

Groups Ask Judge for Nationwide Suspension of Drug Crop Permits
August 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press

The attorney for groups challenging federal authorization of test plantings of drug-producing crops has asked a federal judge to impose a nationwide moratorium on the permits.

China Targets Rising Mountain of High-Tech Junk
August 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China has issued rules to reduce the country's rising mountain of discarded computers and other electronics by telling manufacturers, retailers and users to take responsibility for high-tech junk.

U.S. Government Tracks Manatee Odyssey to Northeast
August 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A manatee surpassed the previous confirmed northern boundary for the species when it reached Cape Cod, Massachusetts this week, the U.S. Geological Survey, which has been tracking the animals for decades, said Wednesday.

Biofuels Could Strain U.N. Goals of Ending Hunger
August 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Rising production of biofuels from crops might complicate U.N. goals of ending hunger in developing countries, where 850 million people do not have enough to eat, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday.

Scientists Hope for Kangaroo Contraceptive
August 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

Scientists are hoping to develop an oral contraceptive for female kangaroos that will keep pouches empty as they hop around the national capital's grassy fringes.

Norway's First Hydrogen Fueling Station Opens
August 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Norway's first hydrogen filling station for motor vehicles opened Tuesday as a step in creating a clean-air highway in southern Norway.

Ozone Layer on the Mend but Recovery Delayed, U.N. Says
August 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The earth's ozone layer is finally on the mend after decades of damage, two U.N. agencies reported. However, they said the protective layer, which filters dangerous solar radiation, was recovering more slowly than experts had originally hoped.

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