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Mystery of World's Biggest, Yuckiest Flower Solved

Scientists have used genetic analysis to solve the long-standing mystery of the lineage of the rafflesia flower, known for its blood-red bloom measuring three feet wide and its nauseating stench of rotting flesh. >> Read the Full Article

Japan Detects Country's First Infections of Frogs with Deadly Fungus

At least five frogs have died in Japan's first confirmed cases of a fungal infection linked to sharp reductions in amphibian numbers in other parts of the world, an expert said Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Auto Union Alarmed by Tough Emissions Talk

Canada's largest private sector union said on Thursday that thousands of jobs in the auto industry could be at risk if a left-leaning opposition party succeeds in persuading the government to quickly introduce binding emissions standards on vehicles. >> Read the Full Article

Quebec Begins Five-Billion-Dollar Hydro-Electric Project

Quebec began construction of a C$5 billion ($4.2 billion) hydro-electric project Thursday that will add 883 megawatts of generating capacity to the provincially owned utility's power network, officials said. >> Read the Full Article

Alaska Charges Processer with Letting 400 Tons of Salmon Rot; 'Economic Catastrophe'

A defunct fish processor accused of letting 400 tons of Alaska salmon rot and stiffing the fishermen who sold it has been charged with five misdemeanors for what prosecutors called "an environmental and economic catastrophe." >> Read the Full Article

Idaho Governor Calls for Gray Wolf Kill

Idaho's governor said Thursday he will support public hunts to kill all but 100 of the state's gray wolves after the federal government strips them of protection under the Endangered Species Act. >> Read the Full Article

Week in Review: January 8th - 12th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news January 8th - 12th: A warm 2006, belugas at risk, cracking down on illegal logging, an "evolution explosion," and much more. >> Read the Full Article

January 8th - 12th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news January 8th - 12th: A warm 2006, belugas at risk, cracking down on illegal logging, an "evolution explosion," and much more. >> Read the Full Article

Turtle Thought Extinct Found in Thailand

Thai villagers have caught a river terrapin turtle that was thought to be extinct in the country, a leading conservation group said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Health Experts Call on EU to Impose Total Ban on Use of Mercury

Health and environmental experts called on the European Union on Wednesday to push for a global ban on the use of mercury, warning that the highly toxic chemical continues to pose severe health risks. >> Read the Full Article