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U.N. Says Number of Ocean 'Dead Zones' Rise

The number of oxygen-starved "dead zones" in the world's seas and oceans has risen more than a third in the past two years because of fertilizer, sewage, animal waste and fossil-fuel burning, United Nations experts said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

NASA Says Greenland Ice Sheet Shrinking Fast

The vast sheet of ice that covers Greenland is shrinking fast, but still not as fast as previous research indicated, NASA scientists said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Rebel Poachers Could Wipe Out Hippos in Congo Park

Hippos at a national park in Congo's war-torn east could be wiped out by the end of the year unless action is taken to stop rebel militia slaughtering them for their meat and ivory, conservationists said. >> Read the Full Article

Week in Review: October 16th - 20th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news October 16th - 20th: pollution and life expectancy, safe fish consumption, an ozone hole record, a U.S. population record, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

October 16th - 20th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news October 16th - 20th: pollution and life expectancy, safe fish consumption, an ozone hole record, a U.S. population record, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

Wal-Mart Letting the Sun Shine Iin: The Sky's the Limit

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, first tried out its bright idea -- skylights -- at a store in Oklahoma. The "early experiment" was in 1995, when the roof of a new Wal-Mart Supercenter in Moore was dotted with skylights. >> Read the Full Article

Seeking a Sustainable Lode

The boom-and-bust cycle of resource addiction is old news in the Mother Lode. First gold, then timber built towns that later went into decline when each raw material started running out. >> Read the Full Article

Rainwater as a Cash Crop

Promoting rainwater catchment systems on homes and businesses in Kendall County -- the first major initiative by a new development agency here -- will make more and more economic sense as growth strains area aquifers, officials say. >> Read the Full Article

Greener Growth

Robert Thomas wanted to keep his family's 14,000 acres a working ranch forever, but as subdivisions in New Tampa and Wesley Chapel crept closer, the Thomases relented. >> Read the Full Article

No Canada Industry Emissions Cap until 2025

Emissions of greenhouse gases from Canadian heavy industry and the energy sector will not be capped until 2025 under the terms of a Clean Air Act to be released later Thursday, CBC Radio said. >> Read the Full Article