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Southeast Asian Countries Launch Law Enforcement Network To Fight Wildlife Smuggling
December 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Southeast Asian countries on Thursday launched what they said is the world's largest wildlife law enforcement network, aiming to fight cross-border trade in endangered species.

Forests Urged as New Front in Global Warming Fight
December 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Forest preservation should be the new front in the fight against global warming with Third World nations earning cash for protecting trees, tropical countries told a U.N. climate conference Wednesday.

ENN Weekly: November 28th - December 2nd
December 2, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN summarizes the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news November 28th - December 2nd: Europe's climate change challenge, a two-headed turtle bodes ill, Asia fights animal smuggling, fish wrongly snared, and much more.

Panda Cub Takes Washington by Storm
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Mona Megalli and Sarah Edmonds, Reuters

So little in Washington is black and white that all it takes is a tiny panda cub to captivate the entire U.S. capital. Tai Shan, the 21-pound baby panda born in July at the U.S. National Zoo, took his first bow before the media Tuesday, reducing one of the hardest-bitten press corps in the world to cooing and incoherent babble.

Hong Kong, Most Neighboring Chinese Areas Suffer from Polluted Air
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hong Kong and most of its neighboring areas in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong suffer from air quality that nears mainland Chinese pollution standards, new data announced Wednesday showed.

Chinese River Town Shuts Down Water Supply as Toxic Slick Arrives
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe McDonald, Associated Press

Another town on a poisoned Chinese river shut down its water system Wednesday after Communist Party members went door-to-door giving out bottled water in an effort to show that China's leaders can protect the public from the latest environmental disaster.

Two-Headed Turtle Hatched in Costa Rica, WWF Says
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A two-headed turtle was hatched on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, with a birth defect possibly linked to ocean pollution or climate change, the World Wildlife Fund said Wednesday.

Australia Says 'Son of Kyoto' Deal Not Possible
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A United Nations climate change meeting in Canada is unlikely to produce a "son of Kyoto" deal and setting new targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions is not the answer, Australia said on Wednesday.

UN Talks Adopt Kyoto Rules on Global Warming
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Countries meeting at U.N. environmental conference adopted Wednesday the rules for limiting emissions of greenhouse gases under the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol, but Saudi Arabia held up a key section on policing the accord.

Researchers Convert Chicken Fat to Fuel
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Fuel is the thing with feathers. Hoping to find an efficient way to help power automobiles and trucks, researchers at the University of Arkansas say they have developed a way to convert chicken fat to a biodiesel fuel.

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