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Moscow Chokes, Drivers Fume in Mammoth Traffic Jams

Malkhaz Katamadze nudged his black Volga forward, stopped and sighed. He is one of the 3 million people who drive into Moscow every day and, like everyone else, he spends hours in traffic jams. >> Read the Full Article

Half of Coral Reefs Could Be Destroyed

Nearly half of the world's coral reefs may be lost in the next 40 years unless urgent measures are taken to protect them against the threat of climate change, according to a new report released Tuesday by the World Conservation Union. >> Read the Full Article

Prince Charles Says World Should Give Climate Change Greater Priority

The world must make dealing with the consequences of climate change a greater priority, Prince Charles said in an interview broadcast Thursday. The heir to the British throne, a keen organic farmer, told the British Broadcasting Corp. that society had a responsibility to future generations to tackle an issue that was "the greatest challenge to face man." >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: October 24th - 28th

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy stories of the week. In the news October 24th - 28th: A bird ban in Europe, new steps toward opening the ANWR, Wal-Mart greens up, and Prince Charles speaks up. >> Read the Full Article

Ballona Wetland Environmentalists Win Lawsuit against City of Los Angeles, Playa Vista Development

After four years of litigation, a coalition of environmentalist groups today prevailed in an appeal of a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles and Playa Capital, the investors behind the Playa Vista development. >> Read the Full Article

Voluntary Green Power Purchasing up 1000 Percent in 5 Years; Large Corporate Purchasers Driving Growth

Renewable energy capacity in the United States supported by voluntary demand rather than regulatory requirements now tops 2200 megawatts (MW) – up more than 1,000 percent in just 5 years, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy released at the Tenth National Green Power Marketing Conference in Austin, Texas. >> Read the Full Article

Biodiesel Working Its Way into the Nation's Fuel Supply

Only three weeks after Governor Schwarzenegger of California signed into law a proposal authored by State Senator Roy Ashburn (R-Bakersfield) that would allow public agencies and utilities to use vehicles that run off of biodiesel and biodiesel blends, the American Trucking Association advocates the use of biodiesel. >> Read the Full Article

Rare Wetland Raises Restoration Hopes

A vegetable farm once owned by frozen-foods entrepreneur Jeno Paulucci is becoming the only wetland bank of its kind in the nation. >> Read the Full Article

Wondrously Blank: A Plea for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

(By T.A. Barron) The world would be far poorer, Aldo Leopold famously observed, “without a blank spot on the map.” Yet it wasn’t long ago that U.S. Senator Frank Murkowski from Alaska stood in the Senate chamber and declared indignantly that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was no more remarkable than a blank piece of paper. What, really, is a blank spot on the map? What is its value? These questions are difficult to answer -- especially for a money-driven, mechanized society such as ours. >> Read the Full Article

Officials Meet To Discuss Venezuelan Nuclear Energy Options

Venezuelan officials are meeting with delegates from other Latin American countries this week to discuss nuclear energy and the feasibility of starting a peaceful nuclear program in Venezuela, the energy ministry said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article