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Parliament Backs New EU Law on Toxic Chemicals
November 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The European Parliament, seeking to protect the public from toxic substances, backed a landmark new law on Thursday that has pitted Europe's chemicals industry against environmental groups for years.

Climate Change Threatens World Fish Stocks, WWF Says
November 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Climate change is warming oceans, rivers and lakes and threatening fish stocks already under pressure from overfishing, pollution and habitat loss, the environmentalist group WWF warned on Friday.

ENN Weekly: November 14th - 18th
November 18, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN summarizes the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news November 14th - 18th: Bison hunted again, damaging dams, man versus otter, and hot rocks from Oz.

Medicine and Fishery Management Merge...Again
November 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Craig Springer, Fish & Wildlife Service

By Craig Springer The parallel is too curious to be overlooked. James Henshall, M.D., had his home just a short walk away from his work in a Victorian two-story that still stands. There on the grounds at a national fish hatchery in Bozeman, Montana, Dr. Henshall hit his stride in the late 1800s - not practicing medicine - but directing fish culture operations as the superintendent of a fledgling federal hatchery. Henshall is probably best known as author of the classic Book of the Black Bass, which is still available at most any book store. Therein he posited about the "eminently American fish" and its behavioral traits: "the arrowy rush" of the "gamest fish that swims." He waxed poetic about smallmouth bass, and argued that the spotted bass did not exist as a distinct species. Henshall gave up a career as a medical doctor for distinguished work in conservation and fish culture. Today, modern fish culture and medicine again merge at the Bozeman station where Henshall once lived and worked.

Chicken Killer Seeks Fast, Clean Cull in Asia
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Buckley, Reuters

Harm Kiezebrink, professional poultry exterminator, describes his work fighting bird flu like a tactician surveying a battle scene. "The danger isn't in the dead birds you find, the danger is if you ignore it," he said in an interview in Beijing. "I'm trying to avoid it jumping into the poultry industry."

EU Says New Deal To Replace Kyoto Must Have Specific Targets
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol when it expires in 2012 will need specific targets that are applied sensitively to avoid damaging national economies, Britain's Environment Secretary Margaret Beckett said Wednesday.

Acid Drainage Killing Some Fish in Kentucky
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Roger Alford, Associated Press

Drainage from land disturbed by mining and road construction has caused acid levels to rise beyond acceptable levels in portions of at least 35 streams across the state, killing fish and insects.

Energy Inspector General: More Suspect Yucca Mountain E-Mails
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

There is more evidence of questionable work on the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, an Energy Department inspector general's report said Wednesday.

Report Says Global Warming May Harm N.J. Coast
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Rising seas caused by global warming and other factors will have dire consequences for New Jersey, submerging sections of the state's highly developed coastline by the end of the century, according to a report released Wednesday by Princeton University.

Wildlife Group Takes on S. Africa Predator Breeders
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

An investigation has revealed the captive breeding of large predators in South Africa for "canned hunting" is widespread and poorly regulated, an animal welfare organisation said on Wednesday.

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