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October 9th - 13th
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news October 9th - 13th: Earth wobbles, tainted food, the Angolan ivory trade, a controversial cockroach-eating contest, and much more

European Commission Threatens 15 EU Governments with Legal Action over Climate Change Plans
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Commission threatened 15 member states with legal action Thursday if they do not provide full information on plans to reduce pollution emissions.

New Type of Mouse Discovered in Cyprus
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Thomas Wagner, Associated Press

A previously unknown type of mouse has been discovered on the island of Cyprus, apparently the first new terrestrial mammal species discovered in Europe in decades.

Post-Kyoto Climate Talks May Last to 2010, Expert Says
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Talks on extending a U.N.-led fight against global warming beyond 2012 may last until 2010 to allow a wider U.S. role after President George W. Bush steps down, a U.N. expert said on Wednesday.

Indonesians Pray for Rain Ahead of Haze Meeting
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Hundreds of people prayed for rain on Wednesday in an Indonesian province hard-hit by forest fires as Southeast Asian environment ministers prepared to gather to discuss ways to tackle smoke haze covering the region.

Wasps Released in Louisiana to Combat Bugs
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press

Louisiana horticulturists tied a small cylindrical vial containing hundreds of gnat-sized wasps to a hibiscus plant on a well-groomed lawn Wednesday, and removed the cap.

Canada's Harper Under Fire for Cean Air Plan
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Louise Egan, Reuters

Canada's Conservative government tried to deflect criticism Wednesday that its environmental plan may actually permit greenhouse gas emissions to increase, contrary to the country's Kyoto commitments.

Tissue Manufacturers Get Poor Environmental Marks
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Major tissue and toilet paper manufacturers received failing environmental grades from the conservation group WWF on Wednesday for not doing enough to prove their timber comes from sustainable sources.

Study Shows Earth Wobbles Linked to Mammal Extinctions
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wobbles or variations in the Earth's orbit and tilt are associated with extinctions of rodent and mammalian species, Dutch scientists said on Wednesday.

Targeted Vaccination Could Save Endangered Species
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Targeted vaccination against rabies and other infectious diseases could save from extinction threatened animals such as the Ethiopian wolf, the world's most endangered member of the dog family.

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