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Humble Goldfish Make Splash for LA River Project

They're only two humble goldfish but their four-week adventure has captured more attention than years of efforts to beautify the trash-strewn concrete channel otherwise known as the Los Angeles River. >> Read the Full Article

Coeur d'Alene Alaska Gold Mine Permit Reinstated

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thursday reinstated a permit needed for the construction of a gold mine north of Juneau, but environmentalists plan to fight the decision to allow waste to flow into a natural alpine lake. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Scramble to Find Alternatives to Banned Pesticide

The deadline for the United States and 32 other industrialized countries to stop using methyl bromide was Jan. 1, 2005, but the U.N. agreed to allow "critical exemptions" on a few crops. >> Read the Full Article

Cross-Border Parks Form Havens for Biodiversity

Huge nature reserves that stretch across national frontiers are being formed in Asia, South America and elsewhere, a sign that biodiversity has joined security and immigration as a border issue. >> Read the Full Article

Borneo Rainforests a Treasure Trove of Rare Species

Some conservationists believe Borneo could be the next "Lost World" after the recent discovery of a host of butterflies, birds and frogs in another Indonesian jungle on the island of New Guinea. >> Read the Full Article

Wetlands Reverse Long Decline -- If Golf Course Ponds Count

More people building ponds for golf courses and subdivisions or to retain stormwater and wastewater helped create the nation's first net gain in wetlands in a half-century of government record-keeping. >> Read the Full Article

Caribbean Coral Suffers Record Bleaching, Death

A one-two punch of bleaching from record hot water followed by disease has killed ancient and delicate coral in the biggest loss of reefs scientists have ever seen in Caribbean waters. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: March 27th - 31st

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news March 27th - 31st: Tackling wildlife smuggling, funding biodiversity, halting bottom trawling, blocking burned tree logging, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

Stranded Whales Mystify U.S. Researchers

ests of blood and urine, sampling of stomach contents and checks for damage caused by sonar have all left scientists puzzled by a mass stranding of whales off the North Carolina Coast last year. >> Read the Full Article

Snail Slows Down Pace of New Zealand Coal Mine

In the latest battle between big business and biodiversity, the fate of a unique small, brown snail that lives in a place called Happy Valley on the west coast of New Zealand hangs in the balance. >> Read the Full Article