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Hundreds of Families in Brazil Evacuate Plantation of Major Wood-Pulp Producer
April 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Alexander V. Ragir, Associated Press

Hundreds of families in the northeastern state of Bahia vacated the eucalyptus plantation of a major Brazilian wood-pulp producer Thursday after being assured they would be compensated with land.

Ten States, DC Sue EPA over Power Plant Emissions
April 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Ben Berkowitz, Reuters

Ten states plus New York City and Washington, D.C., sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday, claiming newly adopted emissions standards do not do enough to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

Israel to Join Anti-Whaling Coalition Alongside U.S., Australia
April 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Aron Heller, Associated Press

Israel has decided to join the coalition of anti-whaling nations that oppose motions to increase whale hunting quotas, the Foreign Ministry and U.S. Embassy confirmed Thursday.

Report Says U.S. Air Quality Has Improved in Past Decade
April 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

U.S. residents can breathe a bit easier than they did a decade ago, as the number of days that air quality was deemed unhealthy has fallen, according to a report by the American Lung Association Thursday.

Parasite Seen as Likely Cause of Starfish Kill North of Vancouver
April 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hundreds of starfish have been found dead on a beach on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, and a scientist says a nonnative parasite is likely to blame.

NASA Rounds up Roadkill for Shuttle Safety
April 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Irene Klotz, Reuters

NASA has set up what it calls a "road kill posse" to quickly clear as many carcasses as possible from the 6,000-acre site, in hopes of encouraging the vulture population to relocate by cutting off its food supply.

Food for Thought from ENN Radio Guests
April 28, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

The six guests who join Jerry Kay for this week’s ENN Radio program offer particularly fascinating points of view on topics ranging from climate to eco-friendly design.

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

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news April 24th - 28th: Diplomats go green, Canada breaks from Kyoto, Cape Cod debates wind farms, glaciers keep on melting, and much more.

Turkish Parliament Passes Law Enabling Stiffer Fines for Polluting Environment
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Turkey's parliament on Wednesday passed a law enabling authorities to issue stiffer fines for those who pollute the environment, including the dumping of toxic waste.

London's U.S. Diplomats Gradually Going Green
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

U.S. President George Bush may be unconvinced about the human contribution to global warming but his diplomats in Britain are going green with a vengeance to cut both costs and carbon emissions.

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