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Week in Review: March 14th - 18th

On Wednesday, the Senate voted 51-49 in favor of the Bush administration's proposal to drill in the 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Environmentalists decry the likely impact on wildlife, including polar bears, migratory birds, and caribou, while drilling supporters argue that new technologies will be protective of the ecosystem. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: March 14th - 18th

On Wednesday, the Senate voted 51-49 in favor of the Bush administration's proposal to drill in the 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Environmentalists decry the likely impact on wildlife, including polar bears, migratory birds, and caribou, while drilling supporters argue that new technologies will be protective of the ecosystem. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Say Road Salt Harms Environment

The use of salt to melt snow and ice from slippery roads has an environmental downside that can affect a widespread area long after winter has passed, scientists say. >> Read the Full Article

Study Shows Manatees Have Brittle Bones

Despite their huge size, the bones of manatees are as brittle as fine porcelain, making them extremely vulnerable to being broken when struck by a boat, a University of Florida researchers said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Air Travel Industry Leaders Agree on Need to Improve Environmental Protection

Air transport industry leaders agreed Friday that they need to do more to reduce noise and pollution. >> Read the Full Article

Wind Farm Wins OK to Begin Construction

The Lewis County Planning Board on Thursday approved several special permit amendments and variances needed for construction to begin on the Tug Hill wind farm. >> Read the Full Article

Xcel to Buy Wind Power from Lamar Investors

A grass-roots power company in Lamar got good news Wednesday after Xcel officially announced it would buy 69 megawatts of wind-generated power annually from the company for the next quarter century. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Reef Protection International

Coral reefs can be said to be "the rainforests of the oceans." >> Read the Full Article

ENN Focuses on Sustainable Economy in March

This month at ENN we've been focusing on the concept of sustainble economy. What is it, and how do we maintain it? >> Read the Full Article

Mich. Moose Population Slump Continues

Mercilessly hounded by blood-sucking ticks, the Isle Royale moose herd is on a downward spiral -- and the wolf packs that roam the national park in Lake Superior are taking advantage. >> Read the Full Article