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U.N. Drive for Ban on Ocean Bottom Trawling Fails

U.N. negotiators failed to agree Thursday on a measure banning a fishing practice known as high-seas bottom trawling that environmentalists say chews up the ocean floor and depletes fish stocks. >> Read the Full Article

Arctic Gull Reportedly Seen in California

A small white gull with an ordinary name had bird watchers flocking to the Salton Sea for what they call a "mega-rarity." >> Read the Full Article

Russia's Upper Chamber of Parliament Passes Forest Code Criticized by Environmentalists

Russia's upper chamber of parliament on Friday passed a new forestry code that has been severely criticized by environmentalists. >> Read the Full Article

Patrols in Tanzanian Park Slash Poaching, Scientists Say

Patrols in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park have cut poaching and increased the population of black rhinoceros, elephants and buffalo, a paper to be published on Friday in Science magazine shows. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: November 20th - 24th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news November 20th - 24th: Pesticide use, ocean bottom trawling, mercury in fish, chimp sex, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

November 20th - 24th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news November 20th - 24th: Pesticide use, ocean bottom trawling, mercury in fish, chimp sex, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

Fenced in, Kashmir's Leopards, Bears Stalk Villages

A fence along India's disputed border with Pakistan designed to keep out militants is curbing the movement of wild bears and leopards which are now wandering into villages and killing people, officials say. >> Read the Full Article

Russian Officials Deny Report of Accident at Chemical Weapons Reprocessing Site

Russian officials on Thursday denied a report of an accident at a chemical weapons reprocessing site, the RIA-Novosti and Interfax news agencies reported. >> Read the Full Article

Home-Bound Indonesia Orangutans Given VIP Welcome

Forty eight orangutans rescued from a Thai amusement park were given a VIP reception on Wednesday hosted by Indonesia's first lady, Kristiani Yudhoyono, to mark the endangered apes return to home soil. >> Read the Full Article

Brookfield Zoo Announces Birth of Okapi

The Brookfield Zoo announced this week the birth of a baby okapi -- an endangered African animal that looks as if it were put together by committee. >> Read the Full Article