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Senate Passes Energy Bill Favoring Renewables, Better Auto Fuel Economy

Democrats celebrated a step toward reducing U.S. dependence on oil as the Senate approved a bill calling for more ethanol and the first boost in gas mileage in decades. >> Read the Full Article

Weeds, Corks and Copper Fuel Green Drinks Debate

According to the British-based Soil Association, the global market for organic food and drink totalled 16.7 billion pounds ($33.27 billion) in 2005, an increase of 1.2 billion pounds. After North America, Europe has the largest market for organic food and drink, with Germany, Italy and Britain taking top spots. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: June 18th - 22nd

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news June 18th - 22nd: Fuel economy, urban coyotes, turtles vs tourists, Agent Orange, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

Japan Whaling Town Carves First Catch of the Season, with School Kids in Attendance

With knives sharpened and school kids watching, one of Japan's coastal whaling towns butchered its first catch of the season Thursday -- and defended the practice against international criticism. >> Read the Full Article

Ontario Sets Plan for Home Refits, Solar Power

The Ontario government said Wednesday it will spend C$150 million ($142 million) to subsidize household energy retrofits and solar power installations. >> Read the Full Article

Malaysian Environmental Group Says Government Approved Plantations in Dam Catchment Area

An environmental group accused the Malaysian government on Thursday of approving three plantations in what it says was supposed to be a protected area on Borneo island. The companies denied their plantations fall in the area. >> Read the Full Article

Third Crack Found in Forested Area on Hawaii's Kilauea, Threatening Rare Plants and Species

A third large crack has formed on Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, park officials said Wednesday. A forest area that is home to rare plants and species could be in danger. >> Read the Full Article

China Overtakes U.S. as Top CO2 Emitter

China has overtaken the United States as the top emitter of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, because of surging energy use in its economic boom, a Dutch government-funded agency said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Glacial Lake Vanishes in Southern Chile

A five-acre glacial lake in Chile's southern Andes has disappeared -- and scientists want to know why. One theory is the water disappeared through cracks in the lake bottom into underground fissures. >> Read the Full Article

In Climate Change Debate, U.S. Eyes Turn to California

It celebrates tree-sitters like Julia Butterfly Hill, who spent two years on top of a giant redwood to prevent it from being chopped down. And its laws protect geckos, yellow-billed cuckoos and the Mohave ground squirrel. >> Read the Full Article