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EU Head Office Says Enforcement of Fishing Rules to Protect Stocks is Seriously Flawed
January 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Raf Casert, Associated Press

Most European Union nations are not doing enough to police fishing restrictions aimed at keeping dinner favorites such as the once-common cod from commercial extinction, according to a report published Thursday.

Japan Grapples with Invasion of Giant Jellyfish
January 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Isabel Reynolds, Reuters

A slimy jellyfish weighing as much as a sumo wrestler has Japan's fishing industry in the grip of its poisonous tentacles.

Space Debris Accumulating, Report Says
January 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

More than 9,000 pieces of space debris are orbiting the Earth, a hazard that can only be expected to get worse in the next few years. And currently there's no workable and economic way to clean up the mess.

ENN Weekly: January 16th - 20th
January 20, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN summarizes the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news January 16th - 20th: Saving the African lion, the implications of landslides, a jellyfish invasion, and much more.

Texas Expects to Fight Wildfires through April
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wildfires that have scorched some 455,000 acres in Texas are likely to keep burning until the end of April, the state's emergency management coordinator said Wednesday.

El Salvador Studies Mystery Deaths of Rare Turtles
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

More than 100 rare sea turtles have washed up dead on Pacific beaches in El Salvador this month, and scientists said they were struggling for an explanation.

Colombia to Eradicate Coca in National Park
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Luis Jaime Acosta, Reuters

Colombia's campaign to eradicate coca growing will move into one of the country's national parks for the first time with police planning to uproot the plant used to make coca in a jungle area defended by Marxist rebels.

Castro Announces Major Overhaul of Cuba's Electrical Grid
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Anita Snow, Associated Press

President Fidel Castro announced a long-awaited renovation of Cuba's energy system to combat blackouts that have afflicted the island nation for two summers running.

South African Environment Minister Holds More Talks about Elephant Culling
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Clare Nullis, Associated Press

Ten elephant experts met Wednesday with South Africa's environment minister to discuss proposals to end a 10-year ban on culling the mighty mammals, which are one of the country's top tourist attractions but are threatening the delicate balance of nature.

Former Republican EPA Chiefs Accuse Bush of Neglecting Global Warming
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Six former heads of the Environmental Protection Agency -- five Republicans and one Democrat -- accused the Bush administration Wednesday of neglecting global warming and other environmental problems.

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