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ENN Weekly: May 29th - June 2nd

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news May 29th - June 2nd: Yellowstone air quality, whalers against whaling, the quest for energy alternatives, a tropical Arctic, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

Funds Running Dry on World Environment Day -- A Guest Commentary

If there is one day on the calendar that is meant to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment and spurn political action, it would be World Environment Day, which has been commemorated every year on June 5th since its inception by the United Nations in 1972. >> Read the Full Article

Funds Running Dry on World Environment Day

(By James P. Leape and Jean-Michel Severino) If there is one day on the calendar that is meant to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment and spurn political action, it would be World Environment Day, which has been commemorated every year on June 5th since its inception by the United Nations in 1972. >> Read the Full Article

Wild Birds Role Unclear in Spreading Bird Flu

The role of wild birds in spreading the deadly avian influenza remains unclear, a top veterinary expert at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Wednesday after a two-day international scientific conference. >> Read the Full Article

Iowa Ape Research Facility to Offer Tours

The three orangutans and eight bonobos living at the Great Ape Trust will interact with more humans starting in June when the research facility is opened to the public. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Say Warming Threatening Florida

Florida's governor cautiously entered the debate Wednesday over whether rising global temperatures are to blame for an increase in the number of strong hurricanes, meeting with two researchers who say global warming is threatening Florida with a long-term future of more bad storms. >> Read the Full Article

China Cracking Down on Illegal Timber from Myanmar

China has quietly cracked down on illegal timber imports from Myanmar, a rights group and state media say, after decades of Chinese logging in the isolated country's northern forests. >> Read the Full Article

Contaminated Water Leaves Nine Dead, 19,000 Sick in Eastern Pakistan

Nine people died and more than 19,000 others were sickened after an eastern Pakistani city's water system was contaminated by sewage, officials said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Study Finds Yellowstone Air Quality Worsening

Air quality in four of six categories is worsening at Yellowstone National Park, a new study by the National Park Service shows. One pollutant on the rise in Yellowstone is ground-level ozone, which can cause respiratory problems and threaten plant health. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Say Arctic Once Was Tropical

Scientists have found what might have been the ideal ancient vacation hotspot with a 74-degree Fahrenheit average temperature, alligator ancestors and palm trees. It's smack in the middle of the Arctic. >> Read the Full Article