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Cut-Flower Industry Relies on Heavy Pesticide Use

It's probably the last thing most people think about when buying roses. But by the time the velvety, vibrant-colored flowers reach a Valentine's Day buyer, they will have been sprayed, rinsed and dipped in a battery of potentially lethal chemicals. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Urges Tougher Policing of Wildlife Black Market

A senior U.S. official called on Saturday for better consumer education and tougher policing to combat a multi-billion dollar global black market in wildlife. The illegal trade in animals and plants has grown to more than $10 billion a year, experts say, making it the world's third biggest source of criminal income after drugs and guns. >> Read the Full Article

Global Warming Tussles Boil at White House, Capitol

Global warming tussles erupted Thursday on Capitol Hill and at the White House, where the top spokesman was grilled about President Bush's early stance on the causes of climate change. >> Read the Full Article

In a Rush for Renewables: Energy

There's not much middle ground for Ted Turner when it comes to the future of energy in the United States. "What we need is a moratorium on all new coal plants, on all new carbon-producing energy power technologies, and work on replacing them with renewable alternatives," the billionaire founder of CNN said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

NY to Sue Exxon Mobil Over Slow Cleanup of Huge Underground Oil Slick Beneath Brooklyn

New York's attorney general told Exxon Mobil and two other oil companies Thursday that he intends to sue them for taking decades to clean up a giant underground pond of petroleum left by the refineries that once lined Brooklyn's waterfront. >> Read the Full Article

House Bill Promotes Technology to Get Biofuels to Consumers

Determining how best to speed ethanol and other alternative fuels from refinery to gas pump would rest with the government under legislation the House passed Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Gore Supporters Plotting Way to Get Him to Run for President in 2008

Veterans of Al Gore's past are quietly assembling a campaign to draft the former vice president into the 2008 presidential race -- despite his repeated statements that he is not running. >> Read the Full Article

Keep Cats Away from Bird Flu Areas, U.N. Agency Says

Cats should be kept away from areas affected by the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus as they can pick up and spread the disease, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Group Names Top 10 Polluting Refineries

Environmental activists on Thursday said more stringent air-quality regulations are needed for oil refineries along the Gulf Coast, a region densely populated with petroleum industry plants. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: February 5th - 9th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news February 5th - 9th: Eco shopping, the mercury trade, churches go green, sea birds decline, and much more. >> Read the Full Article