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ENN Weekly: February 20th - 24th
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news February 20th - 24th: Logging and landslides, cultured gorillas, a new coral reef, making the best of dog waste, and much more.

Steelworkers Lead Teflon Chemical Warnings
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Gary Gentile, Associated Press

A coalition including the United Steelworkers and several environmental groups is asking the state to list a chemical used in the production of Teflon and other products as a cancer-causing substance.

Greenland Starts Quota to Save Polar Bears
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press

Greenland's government on Wednesday introduced the ice-capped island's first hunting quota for polar bears, which scientists believe are threatened by the effects of global warming.

Natural Gas Pipeline from Alaska Won't Eliminate Long-Term Supply Challenges
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Brad Foss, Associated Press

A $25 billion pipeline carrying natural gas from Alaska to the lower 48 states would play an important role in satisfying the nation's long-term supply needs, but experts say it will not reverse America's rising dependence on imports.

Bottles Recycled for Fertilizer Line
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Sue Stock, News & Observer

That plastic Coke bottle you pitched into the trash could soon be back on a store shelf, filled with worm waste and ready to be sold a second time.

Urban Land Trusts -- A Guest Commentary
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Steven J. Moss, San Francisco Community Power

These days, hardly a dime is tossed towards systematically reclaiming urban eco-systems. With a majority of the world’s population soon to live in cities, it’s time to focus on recreating sustainable wilderness areas in our own backyards.

Sunflower Farmers Wait for More Research
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Dave Kolpack, Associated Press

Sunflower farmers say a German study looking into possible links between the plant and AIDS medicine may grab headlines, but they believe it's too early to increase production of the crop.

U.S. Agency is Asked to Look into Farmed Salmon Ad
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmentalists asked U.S. regulators Wednesday to investigate what they claim are misleading advertisements touting the health benefits of salmon for pregnant women.

Alaska's Mount McKinley Climbers Capped at 1,500
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Alaska's Mount McKinley, North America's tallest mountain, will be capped at 1,500 climbers a year under a plan announced by the National Park Service Wednesday.

Cash Crunch Looms for 'Noah's Ark' Seed Project
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Scientists racing to save the world's plants as global warming and human expansion threaten whole species fear a looming cash crunch may derail the ambitious project.

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