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Three California Trees May Be World's Tallest
September 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Researchers have discovered three trees in a northern California forest they believe are taller than a nearby redwood listed as the world's tallest tree, a U.S. forestry official said Thursday.

Feds Reject Plan to Create Utah Nuclear Waste Stockpile
September 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Foy, Associated Press

The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday rejected a bitterly contested plan to create a nuclear waste stockpile at an American Indian reservation in Utah's west desert.

Senate Skeptic of Global Warming Takes Aim at California
September 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

A bill to crank up penalties for the nation's most polluted air regions -- both in California -- was introduced Thursday in the Senate by Congress' biggest skeptic of global warming.

Microbes Can Clean Up Toxic Waste Dumps, Scientist Says
September 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Microbes with a taste for toxic waste may hold the solution to cleaning up contaminated industrial sites and poisoned waterways across the globe, saving billions of dollars in cleanup bills, an Australian scientist said.

Canada Native Groups Join to Protect Water Supply
September 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Jones, Reuters

Booming oil and gas development in Western and Northern Canada has prompted native groups to build a united front to better protect the vast region's water resources, aboriginal leaders said Thursday.

Christian Group Encourages Recycling
September 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

Tending to your soul at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Boise, Idaho, involves recycling old cell phones and printer cartridges in the church lobby, pulling noxious weeds in the backcountry and fixing worn-out hiking trails in the mountains.

Africa Said Most at Risk to Ill-Regulated Toxics
September 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Africa is especially vulnerable to a growing and ill-regulated trade in hazardous waste, experts said on Thursday after a toxic dumping scandal in Ivory Coast killed three people and forced the government to quit.

U.S. Court Ruling Blocks Alaska Oil Lease Sale
September 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

A federal judge issued a preliminary ruling on Thursday that temporarily blocks the U.S. administration's plan to allow oil development in the sensitive wetlands near vast Teshekpuk Lake in Arctic Alaska.

ENN Weekly: September 4th - 8th
September 8, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news September 4th - 8th: A fond farewell to "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, a new oil pool found, "green" power for colleges, contamination-cleaning microbes, and much more.

September 4th - 8th
September 8, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news September 4th - 8th: A fond farewell to "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, a new oil pool found, "green" power for colleges, contamination-cleaning microbes, and much more.

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