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Surfers Make Waves in British Battle of the Breaks

A political storm is looming over one of Britain's first wave power projects, the Wave Hub, which surfers fear will drain energy from the waves they ride along the Atlantic coast. >> Read the Full Article

Auto Industry Urges Economy-Wide Approach to Global Warming

Automakers called for an economy-wide approach to global warming in reaction to a Supreme Court decision Monday that could give the government the authority to regulate the emissions of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases from cars. >> Read the Full Article

Government Official Faulted for Science Meddling, Leaks of Private Information

A government official broke federal rules and should face punishment for leaking information about endangered species to private groups, the Interior Department's watchdog said. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Scales Back Seal Hunt Because of Poor Ice

The number of young harp seals that Canadian hunters can kill off the east coast this year will be cut by a quarter, mainly because of poor ice conditions where the animals give birth, officials said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Beijing's Water Thirst Causes Neighbor Problems

The northern Chinese province of Hebei, which surrounds Beijing and supplies most of its water, has over-exploited its resources so badly it is suffering subsidence and saline contamination, Xinhua news agency said. >> Read the Full Article

Canadian Government Says Key Environment Bill in Trouble

Canada's minority Conservative government is unhappy that opposition parliamentarians have totally rewritten its draft clean air legislation and will now consider what to do with the bill, Environment Minister John Baird said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil to Offer Free Internet to Amazon Tribes

Brazil will offer free satellite Internet connections to indigenous tribes in the Amazon as part of its latest effort to crack down on illegal logging in the world's largest tropical rain forest. >> Read the Full Article

Shark Deaths Endanger Scallop Population

Overfishing of powerful sharks -- a top predator in the ocean -- may endanger bay scallops, a gourmet delicacy. With fewer sharks to devour them, skates and rays have increased sharply along the East Coast and they are gobbling up shellfish, particularly bay scallops. >> Read the Full Article

Previewing a U.N. Climate Report: Species Are Going To Be Lost

From the micro to the macro, from plankton in the oceans to polar bears in the far north and seals in the far south, global warming has begun changing life on Earth, international scientists will report next Friday. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: March 26th - 30th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news March 26th - 30th: Species protection changes, the benefits of green buildings, mercury in light bulbs, limiting pollution from ships, and much more. >> Read the Full Article