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U.N. Rejects Bulk of Environment Claims on Iraq

The United Nations on Thursday approved only $252 million of the $50 billion in claims brought against Iraq by its neighbours for environment and health damage from the 1990-91 invasion and occupation of Kuwait. >> Read the Full Article

Kyoto Protocol: Waste of Cash or Green Lifeline?

A waste of more than $1,300 a year for every American, undermining economic growth and jobs? Or a lifeline for the planet costing just an annual $20 for each European? The U.N.'s Kyoto protocol on curbing global warming looks utterly different when viewed from Washington, which opposes the 150-nation pact, or from its main backers in the European Union, Japan or Canada. >> Read the Full Article

A Few Words from ENN Publisher Jerry Kay

Over the course of the past week or two, your ideas and comments have been very helpful as we've considered -- and then re-considered -- the format of our newsletter and web site. (See "ENN Newsletter Articles: To Summarize or Not To Summarize...That is the Question," ENN, June 27, 2005.) >> Read the Full Article

Reform Badly Needed in Fisheries Department

(By Dr. David Suzuki) The Economist magazine is not exactly known for having a particularly green image. So when the magazine turns its gaze to issues of environmental conservation, you can bet that there is either a serious environmental problem or a real political mess somewhere. In the case of Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), it's both. >> Read the Full Article

Radioactive Cesium Leaks into Baltic from Swedish Nuclear Plant, No Risk to Public

Radioactive cesium has leaked into the Baltic Sea from storage tanks at a nuclear power plant in central Sweden, but poses no risk to the public or the environment, the state nuclear authority said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

India, Pakistan Fail to Resolve Differences over Disputed Water Project

India and Pakistan failed Wednesday to resolve their differences over New Delhi's plan to build a dam that Pakistan fears will deprive its farmers of vital water supplies. >> Read the Full Article

Government Scientist Denies Falsifying Yucca Mountain Data

A scientist at the center of a controversy over potential falsification of documents about the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump insisted before Congress on Wednesday that he did not alter paperwork on the project. >> Read the Full Article

Panel Affirms Radiation Link to Cancer

The preponderance of scientific evidence shows that even very low doses of radiation pose a risk of cancer or other health problems and there is no threshold below which exposure can be viewed as harmless, a panel of prominent scientists concluded Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Ireland's Capital Running Out of Space for Its Garbage, Dublin City Council Says

Ireland's capital will export its garbage because it's running out of landfill space and a new incinerator faces years of procedural delays, according to the Dublin City Council's senior waste management official. >> Read the Full Article

Canada's Mosquito Capital Seeks More Dragonflies

A Canadian city, besieged by voracious mosquitoes each summer, is trying to boost its dragonfly ranks amid hopes the larger flying insect will eat up the smaller blood-sucking pest. >> Read the Full Article