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Gore's Warming-to-Disease Link Seen Too Strong
June 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Former Vice President Al Gore based his new documentary film mostly on sound science, but he may have linked climate change too strongly to the spread of disease, the president of the National Academy of Sciences said Thursday.

Chicken Farmers to Try Trees to Cut Odors
June 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

University researchers found that planting trees around chicken houses can reduce odor. A $52,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay for a full-time employee and equipment to start planting trees by next spring.

California Bill Would Require Evacuation Plans for Pets, Livestock
June 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Samantha Young, Associated Press

A bill being considered by the California Legislature would direct the state Office of Emergency Services to incorporate animal evacuations into its operational plans.

High Nest, Low Blows Rivet Web Audience
June 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Jenna Russell, The Boston Globe

In a nation obsessed with "The Sopranos," it's hard to imagine how a single camera trained on a birds' nest in Maine could become a hit show on the Internet.

ENN Weekly: June 5th - June 9th
June 9, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news June 5th - June 9th: The "greening" of corporate America, paving the Amazon, extracting oil from sand, the shrinking Dead Sea, and much more.

A 'Summer of Green,' the Ultimate Guide to U.S. National Forests, and Medicines in Our Waterways
June 9, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

An innovative partnership between the Earth Day Network and Google Maps sheds some light on eco-friendly vacation spots in several big holiday destinations. This week on ENN Radio, Jerry Kay speaks with the Earth Day Network's Laurie Howell, about this exciting marriage of technology and environment.

Pollution Can Change Sex Ratio among Fish, Study Says
June 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Tan Ee Lyn, Reuters

A lack of oxygen in highly polluted waters can sharply alter the sex ratio among fish, resulting in far more males than females, a study has found, which could result in the extinction of a species.

Expert Says Meteor May Have Caused Extinction
June 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

A massive crater in Antarctica may have been caused by a meteor that wiped out more than 90 percent of the species on Earth 250 million years ago, an American geologist said Wednesday.

Japan Plans New Pro-Whalers Group to End Hunting Ban
June 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Elaine Lies, Reuters

Japan plans a new group for nations that support commercial whaling in a bid to end a 20-year ban on the activity, officials said, reiterating threats to leave the International Whaling Commission if it didn't lift the ban.

Indian Carpool Portal on Call as Fuel Prices Rise
June 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

India's first carpool Web site aims to get a boost from a rise in fuel prices, hoping this will lure office-goers looking to lighten the burden on their pockets.

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