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U.N. Says Global Warming Gases on Rise Again

The industrialized world's emissions of greenhouse gases are growing again, despite efforts under the Kyoto Protocol to cap them and stave off global warming, the United Nations reported Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Farmers Urged to Enroll in Carbon Emissions Trading Program

The 10,000 black walnut trees planted on Sen. Richard Lugar's family farm might someday bring in extra cash, not by being sent to a sawmill, but by simply staying rooted in the soil. >> Read the Full Article

Belize Barrier Reef Suffers, Global Warming Blamed

A rainbow-hued parrot fish nibbles on a veined purple sea fan in the tranquil waters of Belize's barrier reef, the largest in the western hemisphere. >> Read the Full Article

Americans Favor Environment, but Don't Vote on It

Compared to voters in Europe, where the Green Party is a political force and global climate change is part of the public dialogue, U.S. voters in national elections tend to cast their ballots based on candidates' stances on the Iraq war, the economy and health care -- not on environmental policy. >> Read the Full Article

Hawaiian Teen Named Top Young Scientist

A Hawaiian teen has won a $20,000 scholarship and the title America's Top Young Scientist of the Year. He entered with a project analyzing the affect arsenic in local soils has had on Big Island school children. >> Read the Full Article

Deadly Spinach Scare Appears over as Investigators Look to Wild Pigs as Culprits

After a month without any reports of illness from tainted spinach, health officials say the deadly outbreak of bacteria that killed three people and sickened more than 200 others nationally appears to be over. >> Read the Full Article

New Zealand Smoking in Cars Study Shows It Should Be Banned to Protect Children

New Zealand medical researchers said Friday that laws are needed to ban smoking in vehicles where children are passengers, findign evidence that second-hand smoke causes respiratory illnesses in children. >> Read the Full Article

Study: Lake Tahoe Landslide Made Tsunami

A massive underwater landslide in Lake Tahoe thousands of years ago caused a tsunami and left ripplelike stony ridges on the lake bottom, according to a new study. >> Read the Full Article

October 23rd - 27th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news October 23rd - 27th: Our ecological footprint, coral reef deaths, Great Lakes water, climate extremes, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

Malaysia's Rights Watchdog Urges Financial Help for Penan tribe

Malaysia's human rights watchdog has urged the government to give financial aid to some 4,000 Penan tribespeople on Borneo island where logging and other activities are threatening their survival, a news report said Friday. >> Read the Full Article