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Asian Pollution May Harm Washington Air
April 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Pollution from Asian power plants and smoke from burning Siberian forests may be adding to poor air quality in Washington state, scientists say.

Panama President to Unveil Plan for Panama Canal Expansion
April 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Eloy O. Aguilar, Associated Press

Panama's president is asking his citizens to approve a multibillion-dollar gamble on the future of the Panama Canal: a plan to refit the waterway to accommodate huge modern cargo ships that would entail the greatest modifications since the canal opened in 1914.

World Bank Urges New Breed of Clean Energy Funding
April 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Gilbert Le Gras, Reuters

The World Bank is urging its steering committee to approve a new breed of loans and grants that would go to developing countries to help them make power generation cleaner and more efficient.

Scientists Say Rising Temperatures Threaten Repeat of Caribbean Coral Death
April 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press

Warming sea temperatures have scientists worried that the Caribbean could see a repeat this year of the widespread coral death that swept the region in 2005.

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.

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