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Katrina Helps New Orleans Fight Fire Ants
May 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Entomologists believe that Hurricane Katrina provided them with a golden opportunity to knock out, or at least squash, the fire ant population in New Orleans.

Massachusetts Town Shudders after Study Details Cancer Risk
May 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Denise Lavoie, Reuters

Neil MacLennan remembers the fun he and his friends had as boys playing in the funny candy-colored swamps and ponds near the ballfields -- catching frogs, wading in to retrieve fly balls, jumping in to cool off after practice.

New Monkey Species Is More Unique than Thought
May 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

A new species of monkey identified in Tanzania's highlands last year is an even more remarkable find than thought -- it is a new genus of animal, scientists said Thursday.

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.

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