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ENN Weekly: October 9th - 13th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news October 9th - 13th: Earth wobbles, tainted food, the Angolan ivory trade, a controversial cockroach-eating contest, and much more >> Read the Full Article

October 9th - 13th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news October 9th - 13th: Earth wobbles, tainted food, the Angolan ivory trade, a controversial cockroach-eating contest, and much more >> Read the Full Article

European Commission Threatens 15 EU Governments with Legal Action over Climate Change Plans

The European Commission threatened 15 member states with legal action Thursday if they do not provide full information on plans to reduce pollution emissions. >> Read the Full Article

New Type of Mouse Discovered in Cyprus

A previously unknown type of mouse has been discovered on the island of Cyprus, apparently the first new terrestrial mammal species discovered in Europe in decades. >> Read the Full Article

Post-Kyoto Climate Talks May Last to 2010, Expert Says

Talks on extending a U.N.-led fight against global warming beyond 2012 may last until 2010 to allow a wider U.S. role after President George W. Bush steps down, a U.N. expert said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Indonesians Pray for Rain Ahead of Haze Meeting

Hundreds of people prayed for rain on Wednesday in an Indonesian province hard-hit by forest fires as Southeast Asian environment ministers prepared to gather to discuss ways to tackle smoke haze covering the region. >> Read the Full Article

Wasps Released in Louisiana to Combat Bugs

Louisiana horticulturists tied a small cylindrical vial containing hundreds of gnat-sized wasps to a hibiscus plant on a well-groomed lawn Wednesday, and removed the cap. >> Read the Full Article

Canada's Harper Under Fire for Cean Air Plan

Canada's Conservative government tried to deflect criticism Wednesday that its environmental plan may actually permit greenhouse gas emissions to increase, contrary to the country's Kyoto commitments. >> Read the Full Article

Tissue Manufacturers Get Poor Environmental Marks

Major tissue and toilet paper manufacturers received failing environmental grades from the conservation group WWF on Wednesday for not doing enough to prove their timber comes from sustainable sources. >> Read the Full Article

Study Shows Earth Wobbles Linked to Mammal Extinctions

Wobbles or variations in the Earth's orbit and tilt are associated with extinctions of rodent and mammalian species, Dutch scientists said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article