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ENN Weekly: July 10th - 14th
July 14, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news July 10th - 14th: Wine and warming, mercury in tuna, World Heritage sites, praise for Wal Mart, and much more.

July 10th - 14th
July 14, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news July 10th - 14th: Wine and warming, mercury in tuna, World Heritage sites, praise for Wal Mart, and much more.

Wildfire Burns out of Control in California Desert
July 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A 26,000-acre wildfire burned out of control in the California desert Wednesday, threatening thousands of homes after destroying structures in a town used for filming Hollywood westerns.

Lobstermen Can Earn More with Fewer Traps
July 13, 2006 12:00 AM - David Sharp, Associated Press

For lobstermen, harvesting can be summed up in two words: size and traps. Now, a new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution finds that lobstermen can earn more with fewer traps.

Washington State Seeks to Bar More Waste from Hanford Nuclear Site
July 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Washington state is appealing a ruling that struck down a voter-approved initiative barring the federal government from accepting more radioactive waste at the Hanford nuclear site.

China Giant Panda Sanctuary Put on UN Heritage List
July 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Darius James Ross, Reuters

A bamboo-covered mountainous sanctuary in China which houses nearly a third of the world's last remaining giant pandas was on Wednesday added to the U.N. World Heritage List.

Group Files Lawsuit to Prevent New Grazing Rules
July 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

A conservationist group is asking a federal court to block new grazing regulations that it contends would give ranchers more water rights and control over public lands.

EU Proposes Tougher Rules on Pesticides
July 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Commission proposed stricter rules Wednesday to regulate the use of pesticides including mandatory record-keeping of their use by farmers and a ban on aerial spraying.

Greenpeace Warns Drift Nets Threatening Mediterranean Marine Life
July 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The environmental group Greenpeace urged Mediterranean countries on Wednesday to crack down on drift net fishing, warning the illegal practice was threatening marine life.

Gore Praises Wal-Mart for Sustainability Plans
July 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcus Kabel, Associated Press

Former Vice President Al Gore on Wednesday praised Wal-Mart for a newfound focus on environmental sustainability, saying the retailer showed there is no conflict between the environment and the economy.

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