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Lying about Environmentalists

(By Chris Clarke) In the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami, some were horrified to read that environmentalists had tried to capitalize on the tragedy to score points on the global warming issue. >> Read the Full Article

'World Record' Stork Killed by French Power Lines

A satellite-tagged white stork whose progress was monitored by scientists for over 2,000 days was killed after it was electrocuted by power lines in France, a conservation group said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Tribes and Forest Service Discuss Sacred Sites

Tribal leaders, elders and members met with National Forest Service officials in a two-day consultation/listening session to begin a process of forming an advisory group, define consultation and sacred sites in an atmosphere a majority of people described as powerful and unprecedented in dealings with federal agencies. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Smelter Blamed for Lake's Pollution

Most of the lead, cadmium and other heavy metals pollution sampled from Lake Roosevelt, the reservoir behind the Grand Coulee Dam, came from a smelter in Trail, British Columbia, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. >> Read the Full Article

Researchers Draw Link Between Second-Hand Smoke and Breast Cancer

Scientists at an influential state agency have completed a draft report linking second-hand smoke to breast cancer. It is the first major report to draw that connection, and one of many findings about the health effects of passive smoking. >> Read the Full Article

Mexico's Gulf Coast in Peril from Global Warming

In this sweaty Gulf of Mexico fishing village, poor families in dirt-floor homes dream, like millions of people around the world, of owning air-conditioned cars and refrigerators. >> Read the Full Article

Senate Tries New Strategy to Win Alaska Drilling

The Bush administration's aim to open an Alaskan wildlife refuge to oil drilling was included in a draft Senate budget resolution on Wednesday, improving its chances of passage after repeated filibusters, a senior Republican senator said. >> Read the Full Article

Lying about Environmentalists -- An ENN Commentary

In the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami, some were horrified to read that environmentalists had tried to capitalize on the tragedy to score points on the global warming issue. Problem was, the reports were based on mischaracterization – and in some cases outright misrepresentation – of what environmentalists had actually said. >> Read the Full Article

Kyoto Protocol Spurs Race to Develop Fuel Cells

Competition to develop fuel cells for practical use is intensifying with the coming into effect of the Kyoto Protocol obliging developed countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. >> Read the Full Article

Utility Pollution Bill Stalls in Senate

A Bush administration plan to cut air pollution from coal-fired power plants failed to pass the Senate Environment Committee Wednesday, a setback for a bill that critics said favors the utility industry over public health. >> Read the Full Article