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Gas Plant Sparks Concern for Rare Hong Kong Dolphins

Conservation group WWF has made a last-ditch effort to block a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Hong Kong, slamming the government for approving an environmental study and saying the project could threaten rare pink dolphins. >> Read the Full Article

Caribbean's Reef-Building Coral at Risk

Six species of reef-building coral could vanish from the Caribbean due to rising temperatures and toxic runoff from islands' development, according to a study released Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Beached Coal Ship Risks Australian Marine Disaster

Huge seas beached a 40,000 tonne coal ship in Australia on Friday, sparking a major rescue operation that saw all 22 crew members airlifted off the stricken vessel in gale force winds. The stricken ship is being pounded by huge waves and authorities fear it may break up, causing a marine disaster. >> Read the Full Article

Waiter, There's a Shark Fin in My Soup!

Hunted for food, medicine and souvenirs, sharks are in serious decline. Love them or loathe them, as top predators, sharks play an important role in the marine ecosystem -- their decline is symbolic of all that's gone wrong in the oceans as a result of mismanagement and greed. >> Read the Full Article

Contaminated Zone Near Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Becomes Wildlife Haven, Intriguing Biologists

Two decades after an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant sent clouds of radioactive particles drifting over the fields near her home, Maria Urupa says the wilderness is encroaching. >> Read the Full Article

Bush Administration Considering Cheaper Ways To Monitor Global Warming

The President George W. Bush administration is considering less expensive options to putting up six new weather satellites equipped to monitor global warming, the White House's science adviser said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Cedar, Rosewood Fail To Win Protection at U.N. Talks

Bids to curb logging of South and Central American cedar and rosewood trees, the source of some of the world's most valuable timber, failed on Thursday at a United Nations wildlife meeting. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: June 4th - 8th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news June 4th - 8th: The new "green" Coke, Chernobyl's wildlife, wind industry regulation, World Environment Day, and much more >> Read the Full Article

Toyota Worldwide Hybrid Sales Hit More Than One Million; Prius Makes Up Three-Quarters

Toyota Motor Corp.'s cumulative sales of gas-and-electric-powered vehicles totaled 1.047 million as of the end of May. Of those, nearly 345,000 hybrids were sold in Japan, while 702,000 were sold abroad, the company said in a statement. >> Read the Full Article

Warm Seas and Overfishing Hit Mauritius Lagoon

Louis Emanuel has been fishing off his tiny Indian Ocean island home for 23 years. The 46-year-old father of three does not know about climate change. But he does know the waves are getting bigger, the fish harder to catch and the coral reef is slowly dying. >> Read the Full Article