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Wildlife Crime Fight Needs Global Effort

Wildlife crime is a global threat, and nations outside Southeast Asia, a major hub for the illegal trade, must do their part to curb demand, Thai Environment Minister Suwit Khunkitti said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Western States Kept in Dark on Moving Nuclear Waste, Governors Say

Utah and Nevada are at the end of the funnel for the tens of thousands of rail and truck shipments of nuclear waste heading for the proposed Yucca Mountain and Private Fuel Storage (PFS) disposal sites. >> Read the Full Article

E.U. Urges Ukraine to Postpone Completion of a Shipping Canal

The European Union is urging Ukrainian authorities to postpone completion of a shipping canal in the Danube Delta, citing environmental concerns. >> Read the Full Article

Millions of State Dollars Helped Polluting Dairies Expand in California, Says Report

Nearly $70 million in state bond money earmarked for reducing pollution was used by California dairies to expand their operations, which resulted in more pollution, according to a published report. >> Read the Full Article

Genetically Modified Pollen Travels Frighteningly Far and Other Stories

Bioengineered plants can sow their genes over many kilometers in just a single season, according to a new study. The findings give ammunition to those concerned about modified genes contaminating wild populations. >> Read the Full Article

CITES Does Not Follow Standard U.N. Divisions

China and the United States join forces, Norway and Japan defy the European Union, and nobody gives a hoot about Israel. Meanwhile, African solidarity is shattered as divisions emerge between Kenya and the continent's southern neighborhood. >> Read the Full Article

Animal Advocates Sue San Diego in Fight Over Seals on Beach

Animal advocates who want to protect seals living at a beach sued the city of San Diego this week, the latest episode in a standoff that's included at least two suspicious seal deaths. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Conference Votes to Regulate Perfume Wood

A U.N. conference voted on Wednesday to regulate global trade in agarwood, a fragrant wood highly coveted for perfumes in the Middle East and traditional medicines in Asia. >> Read the Full Article

Shell Cuts Back on Nigerian Oil Following Pipeline Fire

Oil giant Royal Dutch/Shell said this week it was cutting back its Nigerian oil production by 20,000 barrels a day, following a leak and a fire on a major pipeline transporting crude oil to its export terminal in the Niger Delta. >> Read the Full Article

Bushmeat Trade Is Flourishing in "Hot Spots," Says Report

The market for the meat of animals killed illegally is flourishing in Kenya's capital Nairobi, one of many "hot spots" for a trade that is a serious threat to wild fauna, a report said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article