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Amazon Drought Relief Efforts Alleviate Danger, but Damage Could Be Long-Lasting

Relief efforts have eased the immediate anguish of the Amazon's worst drought in decades, but the damage done to the region's economy and health could linger for years, officials said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Sea-Based Windmills Could Blunt Eyesore Criticisms

A novel windmill floating on the high seas is likely to generate electricity from 2007 in a shift from land-based turbines often denounced as eyesores, Norwegian energy group Norsk Hydro said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Illegal Logging Devours Honduran Forests, U.S. Group Says

Illegal logging driven by an underground timber trade that stretches from Central America to the United States and Europe is destroying the forests of Honduras, a U.S.-based environmental group said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

EU Says Only 13 Percent of Large Factories Complying with Environmental Law

The European Commission said Thursday that only 13 percent of more than 45,000 large industrial and agricultural firms across Europe have obtained mandatory operating permits aimed at limiting harmful emissions. >> Read the Full Article

Katrina and Rita Ripped up Huge Chunk of Louisiana's Coastal Marshes

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita tore up about 100 square miles of environmentally significant marsh in southeastern Louisiana, federal geologists said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Senate Backs Oil Drilling in Alaskan Refuge

The U.S. Senate Thursday voted to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), narrowly rejecting a Democratic attempt to strike the plan from a budget bill. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: October 31st - November 4th

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy stories of the week. In the news October 31st - November 4th: The high cost of grazing, the health impact of global warming, compassionate angling, and singing mice. >> Read the Full Article

New Orleans' Toxic Soup Is Served Up All Over America

(By Dr. James Martin) News of the "toxic soup" contained in the floodwaters of New Orleans has been making headlines around the world, but this recipe is served up daily in practically every city throughout the United States. While the recipes differ from state to state, the "backbone" ingredients -- pesticides, heavy metals, petroleum products and other industrial chemicals -- are virtually everywhere. >> Read the Full Article

Trial Begins in Rhode Island's Lead Paint Lawsuit

Trial began Tuesday in Rhode Island's second attempt to hold former makers of lead-based paint accountable for a product that prosecutors say has sickened children and contaminated hundreds of thousands of homes. >> Read the Full Article

Oil Industry Executives Anticipate Grilling in Senate Next Week

Top executives of three major oil companies will be asked by senators next week why some of their industry's estimated $96 billion in record profits this year shouldn't be used to help people having trouble paying their energy bills. >> Read the Full Article