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Study Proposes Plastic Bag Ban in Kenya to Manage Growing Waste Problem

Kenya should ban flimsy plastic bags and slap a hefty tax on the use of thicker ones to rid the East African nation of a growing environmental and health menace, according to a report released Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Retreat of Antarctic Ice Shelves Is Not New, Report Says

The current retreat of ice shelves in the Antarctic due to global warming is nothing new -- but this time the problem is manmade and therefore potentially more serious, according to research released Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Climate Science Keeps on Ticking

(By David Suzuki) If you didn't know what the Kyoto Protocol was all about a few weeks ago, you'd be hard pressed not to know now. The international agreement... >> Read the Full Article

Amazon Land Grab Fuels Brazil Progress, Violence

Brazilians call it "grilagem," the grabbing of land by fraud and violence. In the Amazon jungles of huge, wild Para state, it is carried out by an informal alliance of "grileiros," loggers, ranchers and businessmen backed by private militias and gunmen. >> Read the Full Article

Bays Spared Freshwater Waste, UMass Study Finds

Not too long ago, scientists believed that septic pollution and other similar waste in freshwater streams and rivers also posed a threat to the many saltwater bays on the coast. >> Read the Full Article

Climate Science Keeps on Ticking -- An ENN Commentary

If you didn't know what the Kyoto Protocol was all about a few weeks ago, you'd be hard pressed not to know now. The international agreement to reduce the heat trapping emissions that are causing global warming has been all over the news since it came into force last week. >> Read the Full Article

Feds Order Susquehanna Power Plants and Others to Stop Killing Off Fish

Each year, millions of game fish, fish eggs, crayfish and other organisms are sucked out of the Lower Susquehanna River and killed by power plants. >> Read the Full Article

Safaricom And Save The Elephants Win Mobility in the Environment Award

Save the Elephants (STE) Trust today announced they are the co-recipients, with Safaricom, of the 2005 GSM Association "Mobility in the Environment Award." >> Read the Full Article

Kraft Draws Ire for Road Kill Candy

Animal rights activists are disgusted by a new candy from Kraft Foods Inc. that's shaped like critters run over by cars -- complete with tire treads. >> Read the Full Article

Birth Rate Falls for Canadian Grizzlies, Development Cited

A nine-year study coinciding with burgeoning development in and around Banff National Park has found the area's grizzly bears have the lowest reproductive rate ever recorded in North America, scientists at the University of Calgary said. >> Read the Full Article