ENN Week in Review: Oct 29th - Nov 2nd


This Week on ENN: Clinton Shifts to Green, CA Wildfires Produce 8 Million tons of CO2, NBC to Broadcast "Green" Shows, Nordic Nations Sound Alarm over Artic Meltdown, Biofuels: A Threat to World Food Costs, 1/3 of Europe's Fish Threatened and Much More. 


 Bill Clinton: "Green" economy offers great rewards

November 2, 2007 08:02 AM - Reuters


The shift to a green economy is the biggest economic opportunity facing the United States since the military buildup to World War Two, former President Bill Clinton said on Thursday.



Noel becomes hurricane, moves toward Bermuda

November 1, 2007 09:47 PM - Michael Christie, Reuters


MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Noel, whose rains have killed at least 108 people in the Caribbean, strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic on Thursday as it moved away from the Bahamas toward Bermuda, U.S. forecasters said. 


NBC To Broadcast Major Green Themed Shows, Green Operations

November 1, 2007 02:57 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN


NEW YORK - NBC Universal is launching more than 150 hours of environmentally themed content encompassing all of their programming divisions across multiple platforms for the week of Nov. 4 - 10. The big media company is taking it a step further and greening its own operations worldwide.




Fishes in Europe threatened

November 1, 2007 09:46 AM - Reuters


More than a third of freshwater fish species in Europe face extinction due to overfishing, pollution and dams which have caused rivers to dry up, a scientific study said on Thursday.




California wildfires unleash climate-warming carbon

November 1, 2007 09:43 AM - Deborah Zabarenko -Reuters


California wildfires pumped nearly 8 million metric tons of climate-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in just a week, about one-quarter as much as fossil fuels do in that state in a month, scientists said on Wednesday.







Nordic nations sound alarm over melting Arctic

October 31, 2007 02:18 PM - Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent


OSLO (Reuters) - Nordic nations sounded the alarm on Wednesday about a quickening melt of Arctic ice and said the thaw might soon prove irreversible because of global warming.



S.Africa postpones abalone fishery ban

October 31, 2007 01:13 PM - Reuters


CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa has postponed an indefinite ban on commercial abalone fishing, due to start on Thursday and designed to protect stocks of the shellfish.





Merkel asks India to do more on climate change

October 30, 2007 04:01 PM - Y.P. Rajesh, Reuters


NEW DELHI - German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged India, one of the world's biggest polluters, to do more to combat climate change on Tuesday, saying her country was willing to help New Delhi make progress.







U.S. survey ties biofuels to high food costs, hunger

October 29, 2007 02:38 PM - Andrea Hopkins, Reuters


CINCINNATI (Reuters) - Six in 10 Americans believe the use of corn to make ethanol has raised food prices and caused more people to go hungry, the latest evidence of a growing global backlash against alternative "green" fuels.