The Week in Pictures: Solar Plane Sets New World Record, Pipeline Leak Pollutes Michigan River with Oil, and More (Slideshow)

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Here we go again... a pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy Partners has leaked 800,000-840,000 gallons of oil into a creek flowing into the Kalamazoo River near Battle Creek, Michigan. On a more positive note, the Zephyr solar plane finally landed this week at the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona after 14 days and 24 minutes, setting a new record. In BP oil spill news, a new report by The Center for Public Integrity reveals that, in the hours after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig caught on fire, the US Coast Guard failed to follow its own internal firefighting procedures, potentially causing the rig to sink and the riser pipe to rupture. Catch up on the rest of this week's green headlines in our news in review image gallery:

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