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U.S. Agriculture Department Killed One Million More Animals in 2004 than in 2003

The government killed more than 2.7 million animals considered public nuisances last year, including wild turkeys and chickens, black bears, coyotes and wolves. >> Read the Full Article

California Business, Environmental and Government Leaders Forge Action Plan to Protect Habitat and Guide Growth

California business and environmental leaders have laid important groundwork for the healthy growth of communities around the state. >> Read the Full Article

Bermuda Wary of Island's Development Boom

In a rare collective pause for reflection, the people of this prosperous mid-Atlantic island are debating whether they want to bust their own boom. >> Read the Full Article

Swiss Reinsurance Co. Doubles Katrina Claim Estimate

Swiss Reinsurance Co., the world's second-largest reinsurance company, on Monday doubled to $40 billion its estimate of claims the global insurance industry will face from Hurricane Katrina -- a figure that would make it the world's costliest hurricane ever. >> Read the Full Article

Dynamix Bio-Hazard Clean-Up Crew Arrives in New Orleans

Dynamix Corp., an SBA HubZone Certified Small Disadvantaged Business that specializes in providing bio/environmental, Information Technology, and GIS services to federal government entities, has sent an eight person team to New Orleans in support of Hurricane Katrina cleanup. >> Read the Full Article

Louisiana Scientists Expect Major Environmental Damage

Biologists expect to find major destruction when they take their first close-up look at Hurricane Katrina's impact on wildlife habitats and Louisiana's vital fishing industry, the state's top conservation official said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: September 5th - 9th

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy stories of the week. In the news September 5th - 9th: Katrina's devastation, global warming, Indonesian orangutans, offshore drilling, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

The Environment Matters

(By Dr. Claude Martin) Many of us in the conservation world are concerned that the natural environment – as the fundamental provider of life on this planet – seems to have dropped off the international community’s radar screen in the lead up to the UN-hosted World Summit. This is an alarming realization as natural resources and the environment are being degraded and destroyed at record pace. Most environmental indicators – from climate change to freshwater and forest habitat loss – have become markedly worse. Despite the multiplicity of international environmental agreements, many have become paralyzed by politics, bogged down in the process or even worse, ignored. >> Read the Full Article

Doctor: Animal Survivors of Katrina Dying of Thirst and Starvation

Stephen W. Stigers, M.D., D.M.D., an anesthesiologist at Doctors Park Surgery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, returned September 5 after a weekend spent helping the massive aid effort in New Orleans. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental, Consumer Groups Criticize ComEd's Pullout from Illinois Renewable Energy Plan

A coalition of environmental and consumer groups on Thursday expressed outrage over Exelon/Commonwealth Edison's decision to break its commitment to implement Governor Rod Blagojevich's Sustainable Energy Plan. >> Read the Full Article