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World Must Tackle Wildlife Smuggling, UN Official Says

Wildlife crime-busters have scant resources compared with squads devoted to stopping drugs or arms trading even though the products -- from caviar to shawls made from the wool of an endangered Tibetan antelope -- can sell for more than their weight in gold. >> Read the Full Article

Introducing ENN Radio

Richly diverse in background, the four guests on this week's ENN Radio program address a common theme: The importance of community, communication, and collaboration as a foundation for success. >> Read the Full Article

Biologist Never Tires of Watching Wolves

Rolf Peterson has watched a bleeding female wolf struggle to survive, helped by a turncoat male from the rival pack that had mauled and left her for dead. >> Read the Full Article

Indian Tortoise, Clive's Pet, Dies at 250 Years

A giant aldabra tortoise thought to be around 250 years old has died in the Kolkata zoo of liver failure, Indian authorities said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Melting Ice Sheets Could Spur Oceans' Rise, Study Says

Miami would be a memory, Bangkok a soggy shadow of its former self and the Maldive Islands would vanish if melting polar ice keeps fueling a faster-than-expected rise in sea levels, scientists reported Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Maine Steps up Bird Flu Planning, Monitoring

Maine, the closest U.S. state to migration routes for birds coming from Europe, will soon test ducks, geese, loons and other birds for avian flu as the United States steps up preparations for the possible spread of the disease to North America. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Biodiversity Meeting Embraces Eco-Friendly City

It is no coincidence that the United Nations chose the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba to host its eighth conference on the Convention on Biological Diversity, which is under way this week. >> Read the Full Article

Post-Katrina Landscape: Refrigerators Gone, Abandoned Cars Linger

Nearly seven months after Katrina, the streets of New Orleans are still strewn with thousands of abandoned cars -- many of them flooded-out, some stolen, some left by residents who have not returned since the Aug. 29 storm. >> Read the Full Article

Beetle 'Epidemic' Rends Northwest Forests

The region's largest infestation of mountain pine beetles in 20 years has hit more than a million acres of forests in northern Idaho and Montana, while 2.5 million acres in Washington face disease and insect problems. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. States in CO2 Pact Eye Trees, Methane at Dumps

Power plants in the U.S. Northeast who may face rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions could be allowed to save costs by methods such as planting trees and tapping landfills for methane, according to a draft plan. >> Read the Full Article