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Zebra Mussels Eradicated in U.S. Quarry
May 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press

An infestation of zebra mussels in a Virginia quarry has been eradicated, marking what biologists and environmental experts believe is the first successful extermination of the notoriously invasive species in open waters.

Amid Extinctions, Parrots, Panthers Get Costly Aid
May 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Australia's orange-bellied parrot and the Florida panther are in an exclusive but growing club -- rare species getting costly protection even as the world faces what may be the worst wave of extinctions since the dinosaurs.

PETA Urges Applebees to Alter Poultry Slaughter
May 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Thursday prodded Applebee's International Inc. to move toward a more humane method for slaughtering chickens.

Texas Plans Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Farm
May 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press

Texas officials announced plans Thursday for the nation's largest offshore wind farm, consisting of as many as 500 windmills out in the Gulf of Mexico.

ENN Weekly: May 8th - 12th
May 12, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news May 8th - 12th: Dolphin intelligence, lingering tsunami effects, wind energy controversy, coconut biofuel, and much more.

Canadians Getting Mad about Lack of Environmental Action
May 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

(By Dr. David Suzuki) The longer I spend on my book tour, the more I'm convinced that Canadians are really starting to get angry about environmental issues. The problems just keep coming up: polar bears drowning due to melting ice, bird species disappearing because their habitat is being destroyed, persistent pollutants accumulating in the food chain, and the list goes on. But where are the solutions?

Climate -- Not Humans -- Killed off Mammoths, Research Suggests
May 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Climate shifts were probably responsible for the extinction of the mammoth and other species more than 10,000 years ago, not over-hunting by humans, according to new research published on Wednesday.

China and India are Fast-Growing Polluters, World Bank Says
May 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Greenhouse gas pollution from China and India rose steeply over the last decade, but rich countries, including the United States, remain the world's biggest polluters, a World Bank official said Wednesday.

House Sets Up Prizes for Hydrogen Fuel Technology
May 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Abrams, Associated Press

Scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs will be able to vie for a grand prize of $10 million (euro7.8 million), and smaller prizes reaching millions of dollars, under legislation passedf by the House of Representatives to encourage research into hydrogen as an alternative fuel.

Canada's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Far above Target
May 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Canada's emissions of greenhouse gases are now 35 percent above the level it promised to reach under the Kyoto climate change accord and the country would have to ground every train, plane and car to meet its target, Environment Minister Rona Ambrose said Wednesday.

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