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U.S. Government Wins Round in Power Struggle with Industrial Plants over Air Pollution
August 18, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The government won a round Thursday in a long-running dispute over how much authority it has to force industrial plants to cut air pollution.

Whales Strike Out in Collisions with Ships
August 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Jon Herskovitz, Reuters

Collisions between whales and ships have become a fact of life in areas around Japan's main southwest island of Kyushu as well as the sea that separates South Korea and Kyushu, with about a dozen incidents reported in the past two and a half years.

ENN Weekly: August 14th - 18th
August 18, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news August 14th - 18th: The water crisis, test-tube coral babies, climate refugees, pigeons with backpacks, and much more.

August 14th - 18th
August 18, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news August 14th - 18th: The water crisis, test-tube coral babies, climate refugees, pigeons with backpacks, and much more.

Harvard Dentistry Professor Cleared of Research Misconduct
August 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Melissa Trujillo, Associated Press

A Harvard review has found that a dentistry professor did not commit research misconduct while looking into potential links between fluoride in drinking water and a rare form of bone cancer.

Australia Formed by Three-Continent Collision
August 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The island continent of Australia was once three continents which collided 1.64 billion years ago, a new study has found, prompting speculation of new mineral deposits in the outback.

Stench of Fuel Hangs over Philippine Marine Park
August 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Dolly Aglay, Reuters

As disaster workers and residents of nearby villages tried again on Thursday to contain last week's oil spill from a sunken tanker off the island of Guimaras, worries were growing about the impact on fish, plants, people and tourism in the area.

The Good Life in Valdez, Alaska, is Directly Related to the Oil Industry
August 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

Valdez is a company town where people living off big oil have lovely cedar-sided homes with lush lawns and new four-wheelers parked in driveways next to RVs the size of city buses.

Heat, Drought Strain China's Power, Water Resources
August 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Broiling temperatures and a severe drought have left millions of people short of water and strained power supplies in eastern and southern China, leading to at least two deaths and a blackout in one city, news reports said Thursday.

Thousands of Katrina Evacuees Seen as Climate Refugees
August 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Some 250,000 evacuees from last year's Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast may never return permanently and should be considered "climate refugees," whose ranks around the world could grow until global warming is mitigated, an environmental expert said.

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