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Feds Propose Habitat for Puget Sound Orcas

Federal officials have proposed designating nearly all of northwest Washington's inland waters -- about 2,500 square miles -- as critical habitat for killer whales, the first major development since the creatures were listed as endangered last year. >> Read the Full Article

Shrinking Dead Sea Faces Fight to Survive

Too salty to sustain life, the Dead Sea is a draw for tourists who come to float in its greasy-feeling buoyant brine. Devotees also believe its waters and the mud at the margins are good for the skin. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Wrests Oil from Sands, but at What Cost?

Mining the earth for molasses-like bitumen that can be turned to oil involves clearing vast swaths of land, stripping off layers of soil and digging out lake-sized holes with giant shovels that scoop up to 56 cubic yards of material a swing. >> Read the Full Article

Gore's Warming-to-Disease Link Seen Too Strong

Former Vice President Al Gore based his new documentary film mostly on sound science, but he may have linked climate change too strongly to the spread of disease, the president of the National Academy of Sciences said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Chicken Farmers to Try Trees to Cut Odors

University researchers found that planting trees around chicken houses can reduce odor. A $52,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay for a full-time employee and equipment to start planting trees by next spring. >> Read the Full Article

California Bill Would Require Evacuation Plans for Pets, Livestock

A bill being considered by the California Legislature would direct the state Office of Emergency Services to incorporate animal evacuations into its operational plans. >> Read the Full Article

High Nest, Low Blows Rivet Web Audience

In a nation obsessed with "The Sopranos," it's hard to imagine how a single camera trained on a birds' nest in Maine could become a hit show on the Internet. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: June 5th - June 9th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news June 5th - June 9th: The "greening" of corporate America, paving the Amazon, extracting oil from sand, the shrinking Dead Sea, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

A 'Summer of Green,' the Ultimate Guide to U.S. National Forests, and Medicines in Our Waterways

An innovative partnership between the Earth Day Network and Google Maps sheds some light on eco-friendly vacation spots in several big holiday destinations. This week on ENN Radio, Jerry Kay speaks with the Earth Day Network's Laurie Howell, about this exciting marriage of technology and environment. >> Read the Full Article

Pollution Can Change Sex Ratio among Fish, Study Says

A lack of oxygen in highly polluted waters can sharply alter the sex ratio among fish, resulting in far more males than females, a study has found, which could result in the extinction of a species. >> Read the Full Article