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Researchers Link Chinook, Orca Populations
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Peggy Andersen, Associated Press

The killer whales that chase salmon in this region's inland waters feed almost exclusively on chinook, to the extent that the orca population ebbs and flows right along with that of the West Coast's largest and longest-lived salmon, researchers said Tuesday.

Animal ID System to Be in Place by 2009
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press

Authorities trying to limit disease outbreaks will be able to trace livestock movements from birth to slaughter by 2009, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said Thursday.

U.S. Interior Department Sued over GMO Plantings
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Carey Gillam, Reuters

A coalition concerned about the cultivation of genetically modified crops in wildlife refuge areas filed suit against the U.S. Interior Department Wednesday, saying government workers illegally approved the planting.

ENN Weekly: April 3rd - 7th
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news April 3rd - 7th: Spotted owl recovery, air pollution regulations, nuclear waste, coral bleaching, and much more.

Squirrel Sex Makes Good Science, Dumb Politics
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

(By Dr. David Suzuki) A recent publicity stunt by an Ontario politician to tar his opponent for spending money on "squirrel sex research" may have made good media gossip, but it shows a shockingly poor grasp of science.

Cats Seen at Risk in Bird Flu Zones
April 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

People living in areas where bird flu has been found in poultry or wild birds should keep their cats indoors, say scientists who believe the potential role of felines in spreading the virus is being overlooked.

Philadelphia OKs No-Flush Urinals at Skyscraper after Cutting Deal with Plumbers
April 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Yao, Associated Press

City officials approved the use of waterless, no-flush urinals Wednesday at what will be Philadelphia's tallest skyscraper -- but only after reaching an agreement with plumbers.

China's Waterways Facing Major Chemical Pollution Risks
April 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China's major waterways are threatened with severe pollution because of poor planning and a lack of waste treatment facilities, a top environmental official said in remarks published by state media Thursday.

Fossil Fish Sheds Light on Transition
April 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press

Scientists have caught a fossil fish in the act of adapting toward a life on land, a discovery that sheds new light one of the greatest transformations in the history of animals.

FDA Finds Benzene Levels in Soft Drinks above Tap Water Limit
April 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press

Cancer-causing benzene has been found in soft drinks at levels above the limit considered safe for drinking water, the Food and Drug Administration acknowledged Wednesday.

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