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ENN Weekly: December 12th - 16th

ENN summarizes the week's most compelling environmental news stories. This week: Toxic whales, a Great Lakes pact, pollution inequities, a breeding breakthrough, and more. >> Read the Full Article

LA Zoo Elephants Need Three Times More Space, Report Says

The three elephants at Los Angeles Zoo -- Gita, Ruby and Billy -- need three times more space than their current quarters but it comes with a price tag of $50 million. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Rules Get Benched in Hurricane-Hit Gulf Coast

Regulators say environmental rules had to be set aside to save the Gulf Coast from the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. >> Read the Full Article

Solar-Power Push Heats Up

Today's rising electric utility costs combined with the promise of cheap and reliable power during hurricane season have more and more Floridians looking to the sun for help. >> Read the Full Article

Storm Takes a Heavy Toll on Oyster Farmers

The bizarre snowstorm that blasted across the Cape late last week, downing trees, sparking power outages, and snarling traffic, also took a heavy toll on the local oyster industry. >> Read the Full Article

Swamp Thing? No, a Woodpecker Researcher

Nathan Banfield knew he looked like some swamp creature, in head-to-toe forest camouflage with all-over feathery fringe and a camo-mask that revealed nothing but his eyes. >> Read the Full Article

Mistletoe Theft Threatens Kissing Crisis

An outbreak of opportunistic mistletoe rustling is threatening a Christmas kissing crisis, British environmental experts said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

LA Zoo Elephants Need Three Times More Space

The three elephants at Los Angeles Zoo -- Gita, Ruby and Billy -- need three times more space than their current quarters but it comes with a price tag of $50 million. >> Read the Full Article

Americans in Air Pollution Hot Spots Worry about Kids

The people who breathe the nation's most unhealthy factory air worry about whether their daily dose of toxic pollution is slowing the academic and physical development of their children. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Rules Get Benched in Gulf Coast

Regulators say environmental rules had to be set aside to save the Gulf Coast from the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. >> Read the Full Article