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No Improvement in Florida Sewage Spill Reporting
July 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The state of Florida has failed to improve its record of reporting sewage spills into local waters and along beaches, an environmental group said Thursday in a follow-up to a study it released last year.

Dire Measures Planned, as Britain Faces Worst Drought in Decades
July 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Paisley Dodds, Associated Press

Patches of dry grass dot the otherwise idyllic countryside around this village of stone cottages and wildflowers -- hardly the calamitous picture meteorologists paint when warning of Britain's worst drought in 30 years.

Cape Cod Wind Power Backers Confident of U.S. Approval
July 28, 2006 12:00 AM - David Ortiz, Reuters

Backers of a plan to build the first large U.S. offshore wind-power farm said Thursday they were confident the project would clear a regulatory review after being nearly derailed in Washington.

New Trawling Ban Protects Deep-Sea Alaska Corals
July 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Newly discovered gardens of colorful corals, which bloom about 1,000 feet (305 meters) underwater off Alaska's Aleutian Islands and in the Gulf of Alaska, will get special protection starting Friday.

Audit Shows Toxins Poorly Safeguarded
July 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press

Biological agents and toxins used to kill wildlife are poorly safeguarded by the Agriculture Department, a federal audit found. At issue is how the department handles and stores the poisons it uses to kill animals considered a nuisance.

Study Shows Water Contaminant Can Cause Cancer
July 28, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Growing scientific evidence suggests the most widespread industrial contaminant in drinking water -- a solvent used in adhesives, paint and spot removers -- can cause cancer in people.

U.S. Power Group Promoting Global Warming Skeptic
July 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

A Colorado electricity cooperative is urging other power groups to support global warming skeptics and has donated $100,000 to a climatologist who has labeled some of his colleagues "alarmists."

Oil Spill Adds Ecological Crisis to Lebanon's Agony
July 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Lin Noueihed, Reuters

Along Lebanon's sandy beaches and rocky headlands runs a belt of black sludge, 10,000 to 30,000 tonnes of oil that spilled into the Mediterranean Sea after Israel bombed a power plant.

ENN Weekly: July 24th - 28th
July 28, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news July 24th - 28th: Parks at risk, a tree-cutting ban, primate language skills, not-so-clean air, and much more.

July 24th - 28th
July 28, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news July 24th - 28th: Parks at risk, a tree-cutting ban, primate language skills, not-so-clean air, and much more.

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