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Vietnam Bans Ducks Roaming to Stop Bird Flu Spread

Vietnam has ordered farmers to stop ducks from roaming in the Mekong delta where bird flu has struck more than half of the southern rice basket region in the past month as a harvest nears, a government minister said. >> Read the Full Article

House Speaker Pelosi Seeks to Set up New Committee to Deal with Global Warming

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought on Thursday to create a special committee in an effort to jump-start long-delayed government efforts to deal with global warming and produce a bill by Independence Day. >> Read the Full Article

Record Biotech Plantings in 2006

A biotechnology advocacy group reported Thursday that a record number of biotech crops were planted worldwide last year, but critics complained the gains were more of the same: aimed at making corn, soy and cotton crops resistant to weed killers and bugs. >> Read the Full Article

Climate Future Results Show Sweltering Britain

Britain will regularly be crippled by heatwaves and floods this century, the first results of the world's biggest climate prediction experiment show. >> Read the Full Article

House Approves Fees, Taxes on Oil Companies; Plans to Use Money for Renewable Fuels

The House rolled back billions of dollars in oil industry subsidies Thursday in what supporters hailed as a new direction in energy policy toward more renewable fuels. Critics said the action would reduce domestic oil production and increase reliance on imports. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: January 15th - 19th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news January 15th - 19th: The Doomsday Clock ticks on, saving the world's rarest creatures, Exxon confronts climate change, the biotech dairy debate, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

One Word: Solar

In a world where the gravest threats to the future are no longer characterized as merely an ethos, but as a planetary physical transformation, global climate change now trumps the comparatively mild worries faced by the baby boomers of the sixties. >> Read the Full Article

Scabies Infecting More Yellowstone Elk

The number of elk in the Yellowstone National Park region infected with scabies, a skin infestation caused by mites, is up this year, state wildlife officials say. The disease can be fatal. >> Read the Full Article

Villagers Chase, Kill Two Rare Leopards in India

Panic-stricken people chased and battered to death two rare leopards in different parts of India, highlighting increasing numbers of endangered wildlife that are killed as rapid economic development destroys habitats. >> Read the Full Article

Indian Ocean Shift Seen Stoking Indonesia Droughts

Indonesia and perhaps Australia risk more droughts because of shifts in Indian Ocean temperatures and stronger monsoons widely linked to global warming, scientists said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article