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Philippines Hopes to Break World Record with Mass Tree-Planting
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo took part Friday in a massive tree-planting campaign aimed at improving air quality in the Philippines while breaking a world record.

Dam Broken to Restore California Wetlands
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

The ocean flowed into historic wetlands Thursday for the first time in more than a century after bulldozers peeled back the last layer of an earthen dam.

Government Proposes Beginning Oil and Gas Lease Sales in Central Gulf of Mexico
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The U.S. Interior Department proposed Thursday that oil and gas leases be made available as early as next year in an area now off-limits in the east-central Gulf of Mexico.

Rhinos Take First Steps on African Soil
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Kate Pownall, Associated Press

Two white rhinos took their first steps on African soil Thursday, officials said, after being flown into the country from the U.S. to boost stocks.

Judge Strikes Down Pesticide Usage Rule
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Gene Johnson, Associated Press

A federal judge on Thursday rejected a Bush administration decision to weaken rules governing pesticide use, saying the change lacked scientific justification.

L.A. Fights Back after Rural County Bars Its Treated Sewage from Reaching Farmland
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Noaki Schwartz, Associated Press

Green Acres is a farm where corn stalks grow twice as tall as men and wheat sprouts lush and green. It's also, in a sense, an outhouse for about 3.7 million people.

Officials Say Reports of Toxic Soup after Katrina a Myth
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Authorities tried Thursday to dispel fears that Hurricane Katrina turned the region into an environmental disaster zone as they encouraged tourists and businesses to keep coming to New Orleans.

ENN Weekly: 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.

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.

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