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ENN Weekly: September 18th - 22nd

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news September 18th - 22nd: Funding the war on warming, food safety revisited, tainted sludge, population and water scarcity, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

California Sues Carmakers over Global Warming

California sued six of the world's largest automakers over global warming Wednesday, charging that greenhouse gases from their vehicles have caused billions of dollars in damages. >> Read the Full Article

British Scientists Accuse Exxon Mobil of Funding Groups that Mislead on Climate Change

Britain's leading scientific academy has accused oil company Exxon Mobil Corp. of misleading the public about global warming and funding groups that undermine the scientific consensus on climate change. >> Read the Full Article

Ugandan Rebels Say They Won't Assemble Until They Get Clean Water

Two top leaders of the Ugandan rebel group Lord's Resistance Army refused Wednesday to honor their agreement with the government to assemble at neutral camps, saying the camps lacked sufficient clean water. >> Read the Full Article

Iceland's President Says the World Should Look to Icebound North for Global Change Help

Iceland's president is offering his tiny North Atlantic country as a case study for the world as it works its way through the perils of global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Thaw and Storms Opened Channel to North Pole

A warm summer and late storms in the past few months briefly opened a channel in the Arctic ice big enough to allow a ship to sail to the North Pole, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Judge Rejects Bush Rule on Logging Roads

In a setback for the Bush administration, a federal judge rejected a rule that allowed logging roads in national forests and reinstated environmental protections put in place by former President Clinton. >> Read the Full Article

Federal Agency Closes Area in Utah to Off-Road Vehicles to Protect Rare Cactus

To protect two rare species of cactus, federal officials Wednesday banned off-road vehicles from a large swath of southern Utah's badlands. >> Read the Full Article

Branson Commits $3 Billion to Fight Global Warming

Billionaire Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson Thursday committed an estimated $3 billion over the next 10 years, or all of the profits from his airline and rail businesses, to combating global warming. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Says Waste Dumped in Ivory Coast Violated International Agreements

A U.N. expert on Tuesday called the dumping of chemical residue in Ivory Coast a clear violation of international hazardous waste agreements. >> Read the Full Article