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ENN Weekly: February 21st - 25th

The violent land grab in Brazil claimed another victim this week. Dionisio Julio Ribeiro was killed on Tuesday, ten days after American nun Dorothy Stang met a similar fate. >> Read the Full Article

The Week in Review in Business and Industry, February 21-25

This week at ENN we featured a number of stories about businesspeople who are doing what they can to improve the environment and contribute to the economy at the same time. >> Read the Full Article

Tribal Clashes over Water and Land in Central Kenya Leaves at Least Four Dead

Maasai tribal fighters clashed with police after attacking rivals from the Kikuyu tribe Wednesday and at least four people were killed, the latest deaths in a monthlong dispute over scarce water and grazing land in central Kenya, officials said. >> Read the Full Article

Giant Panda Skeleton Found in 4,000-Year- Old Tomb

The skeleton of a giant panda has been found in a 4,000-year-old tomb in central China, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday, adding that the now-endangered animals were apparently being hunted at that time >> Read the Full Article

Climate Science Keeps on Ticking -- An ENN Commentary

If you didn't know what the Kyoto Protocol was all about a few weeks ago, you'd be hard pressed not to know now. The international agreement to reduce the heat trapping emissions that are causing global warming has been all over the news since it came into force last week. >> Read the Full Article

Trash from Canada Piling Up

Canadian waste dumped in Michigan surged, while state residents sent less junk to Michigan's landfills in 2004. Data released Tuesday by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality shows waste imported from Canada climbed 23 percent in 2004, and now makes up 18 percent of all trash deposited in Michigan. >> Read the Full Article

Tiger on Loose Near L.A. Shot and Killed

Wildlife officials shot and killed a tiger Wednesday that had been roaming loose for 10 days near homes in rugged terrain, north of Los Angeles. >> Read the Full Article

Bush, Schroeder Say Cooperation Possible on the Environment

President George W. Bush and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said they discussed ways Wednesday to protect the Earth's climate, stressing that differences over an accord to combat global warming should not prevent cooperation. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Environmentalist Shot in Rain Forest

A Brazilian environmentalist was killed in an Atlantic rain forest Tuesday night, only 10 days after a U.S. nun and activist against illegal logging was murdered in the Amazon jungle. >> Read the Full Article

Study Proposes Plastic Bag Ban in Kenya to Manage Growing Waste Problem

Kenya should ban flimsy plastic bags and slap a hefty tax on the use of thicker ones to rid the East African nation of a growing environmental and health menace, according to a report released Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article