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EU Takes Nations to Task over Environment
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

European Union authorities Thursday warned 17 of the bloc's 25 member nations that they could face legal action for failing to apply EU environment protection laws in areas ranging from dirty beaches to reserves for wild birds.

Brazil Seals Biggest Carbon Credit Deal on Record
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Denise Luna, Reuters

A Brazilian firm on Thursday sealed the world's biggest carbon credit contract registered so far for an existing pro-environment project.

Philadelphia Discovers It Pays to Recycle Trash
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Jon Hurdle, Reuters

RecycleBank, a pioneering Philadelphia-based nonprofit group, gives households coupons to spend at local businesses in return for separating their recyclables from the stuff that really needs to go in the landfill.

Greenpeace Accuses of McDonald's of Fueling Destruction of Brazil's Amazon
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Greenpeace on Thursday said McDonald's was fueling Amazon rainforest destruction by using soybeans grown in the region as feed for chickens that end up served in the fast-food chain's European restaurants.

Environmentally Conscious Megasuburb Planned Near Salt Lake City
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Foy, Associated Press

It's a plan for development that will take more than 50 years from start to finish, on the largest piece of privately owned land next to a U.S. metropolis for an expected half-million residents.

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.

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