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Chinese Oil Firm Apologizes for Polluting Water Supply in Northeastern City
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe McDonald, Associated Press

China's biggest oil company is apologizing for an explosion at a chemical plant that sent a toxic slick of benzene flowing through this major city and forced its government to cut off running water to 3.8 million people.

Swedish Capital Sees Less Silver Pollution Thanks to Digital Photos
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The growing use of digital photography has helped clean the water in the Swedish capital by reducing emissions of silver into the sewage systems from photo labs, experts said Thursday.

Unfit for Purpose: Shell Consortium Profiting from the Riches of Russia’s Far East -- A Guest Commentary
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. Claude Martin, WWF International

It has been a windfall year for international energy companies, capitalizing on record high gas and oil prices. And, with demand still high, the race to find more of these precious non-renewable resources is on. But at what cost?

ENN Weekly: November 21st - 25th
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN summarizes the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news November 21st - 25th: Coral repairs in Mexico, a toxic slick pollutes waters in China, sonar threatens marine life, and India makes progress in the war on tiger poachers.

Dominion Virginia Power Plans To Reduce Air Pollutants over Next Decade
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Scott Harper, Virginian-Pilot

The state's largest utility, Dominion Virginia Power, announced plans Tuesday to spend $500 million over the next decade to significantly cut air pollutants at several of its coal-fired power plants, including ones in Chesapeake and Yorktown.

Renewable Energy May Bring Economic Boom
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - David Melmer, Indian Country Today

A most unlikely partnership between tribes and cities may be in the offing, and the connection could go a long way toward saving the environment by providing clean and renewable energy.

U.S. is Reducing Greenhouse Gases without Kyoto, White House Adviser Says
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Jenn Wiant, Associated Press

The United States is making progress toward lowering greenhouse gas emissions and curbing global warming, despite not signing the Kyoto accord, a senior White House adviser on the environment told an environment conference Wednesday.

Appeals Court Reinstates Corps of Engineers Permits for Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Larry O'Dell, Associated Press

A federal appeals court Wednesday reinstated a streamlined Army Corps of Engineers process for granting permits for mountaintop-removal coal mining in West Virginia.

Ministers Gather in Sweden for Baltic Sea Environment Meeting
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Officials from the Baltic Sea countries gathered in Stockholm on Wednesday to discuss plans to fight marine pollution. The Baltic Sea has suffered from heavy pollution and toxic algae because of growing ship traffic and more oil transports, as well as fertilizers and other chemicals from the agricultural sector.

Search for Rare Arkansas Woodpecker Resumes
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Caryn Rousseau, Associated Press

Scientists and birders will resume their search this winter for the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker to prove, once and for all, that the bird really lives in the vast eastern Arkansas wetlands.

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