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September 18th - 22nd
September 22, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news September 18th - 22nd: Funding the war on warming, food safety revisited, tainted sludge, population and water scarcity, and much more.

California Sues Carmakers over Global Warming
September 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Kahn, Reuters

California sued six of the world's largest automakers over global warming Wednesday, charging that greenhouse gases from their vehicles have caused billions of dollars in damages.

British Scientists Accuse Exxon Mobil of Funding Groups that Mislead on Climate Change
September 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Jill Lawless, Associated Press

Britain's leading scientific academy has accused oil company Exxon Mobil Corp. of misleading the public about global warming and funding groups that undermine the scientific consensus on climate change.

Ugandan Rebels Say They Won't Assemble Until They Get Clean Water
September 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Two top leaders of the Ugandan rebel group Lord's Resistance Army refused Wednesday to honor their agreement with the government to assemble at neutral camps, saying the camps lacked sufficient clean water.

Iceland's President Says the World Should Look to Icebound North for Global Change Help
September 21, 2006 12:00 AM - William C. Mann, Associated Press

Iceland's president is offering his tiny North Atlantic country as a case study for the world as it works its way through the perils of global warming.

Thaw and Storms Opened Channel to North Pole
September 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Francois Murphy, Reuters

A warm summer and late storms in the past few months briefly opened a channel in the Arctic ice big enough to allow a ship to sail to the North Pole, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Wednesday.

U.S. Judge Rejects Bush Rule on Logging Roads
September 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

In a setback for the Bush administration, a federal judge rejected a rule that allowed logging roads in national forests and reinstated environmental protections put in place by former President Clinton.

Federal Agency Closes Area in Utah to Off-Road Vehicles to Protect Rare Cactus
September 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Foy, Associated Press

To protect two rare species of cactus, federal officials Wednesday banned off-road vehicles from a large swath of southern Utah's badlands.

Branson Commits $3 Billion to Fight Global Warming
September 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Billionaire Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson Thursday committed an estimated $3 billion over the next 10 years, or all of the profits from his airline and rail businesses, to combating global warming.

U.N. Says Waste Dumped in Ivory Coast Violated International Agreements
September 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Pauline Bax, Associated Press

A U.N. expert on Tuesday called the dumping of chemical residue in Ivory Coast a clear violation of international hazardous waste agreements.

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