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Climate Change Linked to Cruise Ship Illness Outbreaks
October 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Gene Emery, Reuters

Warming ocean waters may have tainted Alaskan oysters with a bacteria that triggered four outbreaks of illness on a cruise ship among people who ate the shellfish raw, researchers reported this week.

China To Eschew Fast Growth in New Economic Plan
October 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Scott Hillis, Reuters

China is poised to unveil a new roadmap for the world's seventh-biggest economy that scraps a long-standing policy of faster growth in favour of improving social services and curbing widespread environmental devastation.

Gulf Nature Park Awaits Gators' Return after Rita
October 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Daily, Reuters

The alligators have fled and the tall, green marsh grasses are brown from salt water, but the coastal Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge's resilient natural defenses may have prevented a catastrophe in the area ravaged by Hurricane Rita.

ENN Weekly: October 3rd - 7th
October 7, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy stories of the week. In the news October 3rd - 7th: Energy Hog comes to life, global warming hits wildlife, China aims for green growth, and a Capitol Christmas... minus the tree?

An Ill Wind Might Help the Shrimp Industry
October 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Carole H. Allen, Sea Turtle Restoration Project

When Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Texas, many thought they were witnessing the “ill wind that blows nobody good.” Property damage will be in the billions and the toll in human suffering can never be measured. How could a silver lining be found in this dark summer of tragedy for anyone in the hurricane-struck areas, much less the shrimping industry?

Habitat Herbicide Approved for Use in California
October 7, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Habitat herbicide, from BASF Professional Vegetation Management, has received approval from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for use in California.

Solar-Powered Homes Exhibit on National Mall
October 7, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The 2005 Solar Decathlon, sponsored by The U.S. Department of Energy, brings 18 universities together in a competition to design and build an energy efficient 800-square foot home.

Auto Club: Gas Prices Higher on Thin National Supply
October 7, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Gasoline prices in Southern California increased this week in response to thin national supplies as the Gulf Coast continues to suffer in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Eastern Canada Bakes in Extreme High Temperatures
October 6, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Much of eastern Canada is baking in dramatically high temperatures, a fact which underlines how climate change is set to affect the giant country, a leading environmental expert said Wednesday.

Congress Seeks To Slash Food Aid for Poor, Conservation
October 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press

Under orders to cut agriculture spending by $3 billion, Republicans in Congress have proposed reducing food programs for the poor by $574 million and conservation programs by $1 billion, The Associated Press has learned.

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