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E-Tagging of Pygmy Elephants Helps Study

Crouched in the vine-tangled forest of Borneo, where the brightest part of the day seems like dusk, Elis Tambing finally got the elusive animal in his laser sight and fired. The pink-quilled dart found its mark: the rump of the female pygmy elephant, a unique and endangered animal found only in Malaysia's Sabah state on Borneo Island. >> Read the Full Article

Bush Says Kyoto Treaty Would Have Hurt Economy

President Bush said in a Danish TV interview aired Thursday that adhering to the Kyoto treaty on climate change would have "wrecked" the U.S. economy. "Kyoto would have wrecked our economy. I couldn't in good faith have signed Kyoto," Bush told the Danish Broadcasting Corp., noting that the treaty did not include other nations -- including India and China -- that he called "big polluters." >> Read the Full Article

Florida Biologist Who Fought for Panthers is Reinstated to Job

For six years biologist Andy Eller reviewed development permits to make sure that subdivisions built in the western Everglades would not wipe out habitat for the endangered Florida panther. But Eller's bosses at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service overruled him and developers went around him, even calling Florida's U.S. senators to get approval for projects. >> Read the Full Article

Thai Fishermen Catch World's Largest Freshwater Fish

This big one did not get away. Thai fishermen netted a 646-pound catfish believed to have been the world's largest freshwater fish ever caught in Thailand, a researcher said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Merrill Lynch, World Resources Institute Make Stock Picks Based on Climate Change

A new report, the result of a collaboration between a mainstream U.S. investment bank and a environmentalist nonprofit, has broken new ground by issuing stock recommendations. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: June 27th - July 1st

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy themes of the week. In the news June 27th - July 1st: Teflon under fire, global warming's toll on sand dunes, an environmentally dubious land trade, and supporters and detractors weigh in on the Kyoto protocol. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Rejects Bulk of Environment Claims on Iraq

The United Nations on Thursday approved only $252 million of the $50 billion in claims brought against Iraq by its neighbours for environment and health damage from the 1990-91 invasion and occupation of Kuwait. >> Read the Full Article

Kyoto Protocol: Waste of Cash or Green Lifeline?

A waste of more than $1,300 a year for every American, undermining economic growth and jobs? Or a lifeline for the planet costing just an annual $20 for each European? The U.N.'s Kyoto protocol on curbing global warming looks utterly different when viewed from Washington, which opposes the 150-nation pact, or from its main backers in the European Union, Japan or Canada. >> Read the Full Article

A Few Words from ENN Publisher Jerry Kay

Over the course of the past week or two, your ideas and comments have been very helpful as we've considered -- and then re-considered -- the format of our newsletter and web site. (See "ENN Newsletter Articles: To Summarize or Not To Summarize...That is the Question," ENN, June 27, 2005.) >> Read the Full Article

Reform Badly Needed in Fisheries Department

(By Dr. David Suzuki) The Economist magazine is not exactly known for having a particularly green image. So when the magazine turns its gaze to issues of environmental conservation, you can bet that there is either a serious environmental problem or a real political mess somewhere. In the case of Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), it's both. >> Read the Full Article