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From World Cup to World Bank, Climate Actions Rise
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

The World Cup, a movie by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and the World Bank are all doing their bit to fight global warming by using the burgeoning but barely regulated business of "carbon neutrality."

ENN Weekly: June 19th - 23rd
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news June 19th - 23rd: All signs point to a hotter Earth, a threat to the whaling ban, offshore drilling advances, new Amazon protections, and much more.

Stockholm Congestion Charges Reduce Traffic by up to 25 Percent
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A six-month trial of congestion fees in the Swedish capital has reduced traffic coming in and out of central Stockholm by 20-25 percent on an average weekday, according to an initial study released Wednesday.

Group Offers $10K for Woodpecker Evidence
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Arkansas wildlife officials hope the offer of a $10,000 reward will help prove that the once-extinct ivory-billed woodpecker is living in the bayous of eastern Arkansas.

Japanese Whaling Communities on Front Lines of Campaign to Overturn Hunting Ban
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Miles Edelsten, Associated Press

Machetes in hand, two dozen rubber-booted workers hacked into the bloody carcass of a Baird's beaked whale as this small Japanese seaside community began its whaling season Wednesday with its first catch.

New Science Shows Greenhouse Gases Under-Reported
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Many countries may be grossly underestimating the quantity of greenhouse gases they emit according to a new method of monitoring output, scientists said on Wednesday.

More Pandas in China Than First Thought
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

Scientists using DNA samples have doubled their estimates of the wild panda population in a nature sanctuary in China, a finding they say bodes well for the survival of the endangered species.

Brazil Creates Three New Protected Areas in Amazon Rainforest
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva decreed three new protected areas in the Amazon basin Wednesday, placing 1.84 million hectares (4.55 million acres) of rainforest off-limits for development.

Lawmakers Reach Compromise on Cape Cod Wind Farm
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Miga, Associated Press

Key lawmakers have agreed to drop the idea of giving Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney veto power over a proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm, adopting a compromise that could boost the project's prospects.

Stephen Hawking Warns About Global Warming
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Alexa Olesen, Associated Press

Stephen Hawking expressed concern about global warming Wednesday, saying he was afraid that Earth "might end up like Venus, at 250 degrees centigrade and raining sulfuric acid."

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