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Damaged New Orleans Goes to Dogs for Therapy

Volunteers from Hope Animal-Assisted Crisis Recovery arrived in New Orleans this week with a dozen therapy dogs and have been making the rounds at FEMA disaster recovery centers. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Find Cache of Dodo Bird Bones

Scientists said they likely have found a complete skeleton of the long-extinct Dodo bird. The last recorded sighting of a live bird was in 1663. >> Read the Full Article

China Dumps Chemicals To Try To Clean Toxic River

China is dumping chemicals into a southern river to try to neutralise a toxic spill and contain the second environmental disaster to hit the country in as many months. >> Read the Full Article

Mexico's Snowy 'Smoking Mountain' Spits Ash, Rocks

Mexico's giant Popocatepetl volcano threw up an ash column almost 2 miles high and spat glowing rocks down its snow-clad slopes Sunday, but nearby towns were not affected. >> Read the Full Article

Japan Resumes Whaling after Escape Bid

A Japanese whaling fleet has started whaling again after spending more than 40 hours trying to escape Greenpeace protesters in remote icy waters near Antarctica. >> Read the Full Article

Diamond Recalls Pet Food Because of Toxic Chemical

Privately owned Diamond Pet Foods Thursday said it was recalling pet food after some dogs who ate it died from aflatoxin, a toxic chemical produced by a fungus found on corn and other crops. >> Read the Full Article

Journal Cites Evolution Studies in 2005

The journal Science's pick for breakthrough of the year in 2005 is "evolution in action," focusing on studies of how evolution works and how it affects lives today. >> Read the Full Article

Many Local Leaders Weren't Aware of Government Pollution Health Risk Scores

The health-risk scores that the government created over the last decade to identify communities with potential hazards from industrial air pollution caught many local officials by surprise. >> Read the Full Article

Fears for Dwindling Forests in Pakistani Quake Zone

The Oct. 8 earthquake that flattened much of northern Pakistan has taught a lesson to mountain villagers that conservationists had long failed to instill: the importance of their forests. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: December 19th - 23rd

ENN summarizes the week's most compelling environmental news stories. This week: Drilling in Alaska, tainted tap water, protecting butterflies, studying coral reefs, and more. >> Read the Full Article