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August 7th - 11th
August 11, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news August 7th - 11th: A pipeline leak, hunting endangered species, FEMA trailer problems, crumbling Alps, and much more.

Streisand Gives One Million Dollars to Clinton Charity
August 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

With a gift of $1 million, Barbra Streisand has selected Bill Clinton's Climate Change Initiative as the first recipient to benefit from the millions she has pledged to charitable causes generated by her upcoming national concert tour.

Stronger Hurricanes Spawn Bigger Storm Surges
August 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Stronger hurricanes forecast for the next few decades could flood major cities including Miami and New Orleans, environmental scientists said Wednesday.

Indonesian Forest Fires Flare, Region Holds Breath
August 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Davies, Reuters

Choking smoke from Indonesian forest fires marks the return of an annual hazard across the region which authorities appear powerless to stop and that only one thing can be relied upon to contain -- rain.

Brazil Police Arrest 46 in Major Crackdown on Illegal Amazon Logging
August 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Police arrested 46 people, including 16 agents of the federal environmental protection agency, for allegedly operating illegal logging operations in the Amazon rainforest and in southern Brazil, the environment ministry said Wednesday.

Bill to Curb Greenhouse Gases Poses Dilemma for Schwarzenegger
August 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Samantha Young, Reuters

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's efforts to position himself as a leader on climate change while maintaining support from business leaders has created an election-year dilemma that threatens to undermine his environmental credentials.

BP Alaska Woes Could Hurt ANWR Drilling, Greens Say
August 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters

A leaky pipeline at BP Plc's Prudhoe Bay oilfield gives fodder to environmental groups opposed to drilling in the nearby Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and they say it will be harder for drilling supporters to convince Congress to open the area to energy companies.

In Warmer World, Even Inuit Buy Air Conditioners
August 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Better known for building igloos during hunts on the polar ice, Inuit in the village of Kuujjuaq in Quebec, Canada, are installing 10 air conditioners for about 25 office workers.

More Than 100 Forest Fires Rage in Northwest Spain
August 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Harold Heckle, Associated Press

Emergency services were fighting 110 forest fires on Wednesday in wooded areas of northwest Spain, many started deliberately, officials said. The fires have charred around 10,000 hectares of forest and scrubland

Feds Agree to Review Rare Nevada Butterfly
August 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Scott Sonner, Associated Press

Federal officials agreed Tuesday to conduct a yearlong review of whether a rare Nevada butterfly at one of the largest sand dunes in the West should be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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