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ENN Weekly: May 1st - 5th
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news May 1st - 5th: Hippos and polar bears in peril, warming and the Pacific, new frog species, cleaner fuel, and much more.

On ENN Radio: 'Sick' Buildings, Renewable Energy, Cosmic Questions, and Solar Backpacks
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

Sick and tired of work? If you sometimes feel like your job is killing you, you could be right. But it might be the building you work in rather than the job you do that’s having the impact on your health. Tune into ENN Radio with Jerry Kay for more.

Photographer Sebastiao Salgado Focuses on Nature
May 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Fernanda Ezabella, Reuters

Photographer Sebastiao Salgado's newest exhibition brings the first results of the epic Genesis project which has taken Salgado to what he calls the "primeval places of the planet" -- regions such as the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica and forests in Africa.

Zanzibar Dolphin Deaths Puzzle Scientists
May 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Ali Sultan, Associated Press

Preliminary investigations have failed to yield an explanation of why hundreds of dolphins left their deep offshore habitat, got stranded in shallow waters and later washed up dead on Zanzibar's northern coast, a scientist said.

Poultry Shipments Also Likely Spread Bird Flu, Expert Says
May 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Tan Ee Lyn, Reuters

A leading flu expert warned the scientific community on Wednesday against blaming the spread of the H5N1 virus on migratory birds, saying the movement of poultry around the world could play a major role.

Global Warming Weakens Vast Pacific Climate System
May 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Climate scientists identified a likely new victim of global warming Wednesday: the vast looping system of air currents that fuels Pacific trade winds and climate from South America to Indonesia.

House Takes up Energy Price Gouging Measure
May 4, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The House approved criminal penalties and fines of up to $150 million Wednesday for energy companies caught price gouging as lawmakers responded to public anger over high gasoline prices and huge oil industry profits.

Democrats Want to Use Interior Nominee as a Platform for Energy Demands
May 4, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne's nomination for interior secretary could run into trouble from Senate Democrats who want to use it as a bargaining chip to stop more oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, or at least assure their states get a cut.

Red Tide Fears Broaden Shellfishing Ban
May 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A partial ban on shellfishing has been imposed along the southern Maine coast in response to red tide concerns. Officials have suspended the harvesting of mussels, snails, European oysters and surf clams between the New Hampshire border and Port Clyde.

South Africa to End 'Canned Hunting'
May 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Clare Nullis, Associated Press

South Africa proposed new laws this week that would end the "canned hunting" of wildlife bred in captivity to be shot in closed reserves by wealthy tourists.

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