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Hurricane Katrina, Rita Oil Spills Mostly Minor, Didn't Reach Shore

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused 124 spills of petroleum products into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, almost all of them minor and none resulting in pollution reaching shore, the government reports. >> Read the Full Article

California on Brink of Global Warming Breakthrough

California is forging ahead with the most aggressive U.S. program to reduce global warming -- a plan that pits Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger against fellow Republican George Bush. >> Read the Full Article

Scientist Says Dolphins are Dim-Wits

Dolphins may have big brains but a South African-based scientist says lab rats and even goldfish can outwit them. One scientists says the super-sized brains of dolphins, whales and porpoises are a function of being warm-blooded in a cold water environment and not a sign of intelligence. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Government Wins Round in Power Struggle with Industrial Plants over Air Pollution

The government won a round Thursday in a long-running dispute over how much authority it has to force industrial plants to cut air pollution. >> Read the Full Article

Whales Strike Out in Collisions with Ships

Collisions between whales and ships have become a fact of life in areas around Japan's main southwest island of Kyushu as well as the sea that separates South Korea and Kyushu, with about a dozen incidents reported in the past two and a half years. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: August 14th - 18th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news August 14th - 18th: The water crisis, test-tube coral babies, climate refugees, pigeons with backpacks, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

August 14th - 18th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news August 14th - 18th: The water crisis, test-tube coral babies, climate refugees, pigeons with backpacks, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

Harvard Dentistry Professor Cleared of Research Misconduct

A Harvard review has found that a dentistry professor did not commit research misconduct while looking into potential links between fluoride in drinking water and a rare form of bone cancer. >> Read the Full Article

Australia Formed by Three-Continent Collision

The island continent of Australia was once three continents which collided 1.64 billion years ago, a new study has found, prompting speculation of new mineral deposits in the outback. >> Read the Full Article

Stench of Fuel Hangs over Philippine Marine Park

As disaster workers and residents of nearby villages tried again on Thursday to contain last week's oil spill from a sunken tanker off the island of Guimaras, worries were growing about the impact on fish, plants, people and tourism in the area. >> Read the Full Article