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Health Organization Gives Waikiki's Sand a Clean Bill of Health
April 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Alexandre Da Silva, Associated Press

Concerns that a massive sewage spill polluted Waikiki's world-famous beaches all but washed away after a health group said the sand "seems" to be clean.

Norway Slams Whaling Critics, Says Stocks Robust
April 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Norway hit back on Sunday at 12 nations led by Britain for urging an end to whale hunts, saying a plan to raise catches to the highest in two decades in 2006 would not damage stocks of the giant mammals.

Bush Marks Earth Day with Focus on Alternative Fuels
April 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Wilson, Reuters

President Bush marked Earth Day Saturday by highlighting technology that could reduce U.S. dependence on oil, while Democrats used a spike in gas prices to criticize White House energy policy.

Deadly Bird Flu Strain Could Be Hard to Spot in Migratory Birds
April 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press

Ducks have a flu season just like people do -- and they are unlikely to be sick in the spring. So authorities must keep their guard up even if the government's mass testing of migrating birds, beginning now in Alaska, does not spot the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain right away.

Anti-Whaling Group Accuses Japan of Buying Caribbean Votes to Roll Back Hunting Ban
April 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Adam Raney, Associated Press

An anti-whaling group accused Japan on Thursday of trying to buy votes from Caribbean countries in its bid to roll back an International Whaling Commission ban on whale hunting -- an allegation repeatedly denied by Japanese officials.

ENN Weekly: April 17th - 21st
April 21, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news April 17th - 21st: Rabbit restoration, development versus ecology, rogue rodents, cleaner manure, and much more.

Group Calls River Second 'Most Endangered'
April 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A conservation group is calling an 80-mile stretch of the Yellowstone River in Park County, Mont., the second "most endangered river" in the United States because of development and bank stabilization projects.

Environment Minister Accuses Turkish Company of Burying Toxic Waste Near Istanbul
April 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Environment Ministry has asked a prosecutor to file charges against a Turkish pharmaceutical company for allegedly burying hundreds of barrels of toxic waste near Istanbul, the environment minister said Thursday.

ENN Radio Guests Offer Tips for Greener Living
April 21, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

For many of us, Earth Day is a time to think anew about the ways in which we can weave positive environmental change into our lives on a day-to-day basis. This week's ENN Radio guests each have valuable tips to share on just that -- small steps that individuals can take to improve environmental hea

Central America Eyes Sweet Alternative to Oil
April 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Mica Rosenberg, Reuters

At the Palo Gordo refinery two hours' drive south of Guatemala City, a Brazilian-designed ethanol processing plant hums next to decades-old machinery turning freshly cut cane into sugar.

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