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Canada Says It Won't Rush to Set Emissions Targets

Although Canada cannot meet its obligations for cutting emissions of greenhouse gases under the Kyoto protocol, the government will not rush to set new targets of its own, Environment Minister Rona Ambrose said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Manufacturing Chemical May Hurt Thyroid, U.S. Study Says

Exposure to perchlorate, a widely used industrial chemical found in U.S. drinking water, may prevent some women's thyroid glands from functioning properly, a government study has found. >> Read the Full Article

Scientist Warns of Species' Extinction

As many as half the world's species may face extinction by 2100 because of pollution, climate change, human population growth and other influences, a renowned scientist dubbed "the father of biodiversity" told an audience here. >> Read the Full Article

Fungus Causes Pumpkins to Develop Mold

Halloween lovers hoping to create the perfect jack-o-lantern might want to shop carefully this year because of a pumpkin fungus that has put a dent in some crops. >> Read the Full Article

Monster Fossil Found in Jurassic Graveyard

Scientists have found a fossil of a "Monster" fish-like reptile in a 150 million-year-old Jurassic graveyard on an Arctic island off Norway. >> Read the Full Article

Greater Diversity of Life in Tropics

As explorers investigated the world in centuries past they began pondering a puzzle called the "latitudinal diversity gradient." That's science talk for: The farther you go from the tropics, the fewer different kinds of plants and animals there are. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: October 2nd - 6th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news October 2nd - 6th: Sewage and marine life, a tropical New England, species extinction, koala contraceptive, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

Expensive Stream Restoration Failures Will Diminish Our Nation’s Appetite for Restoration

As one of the “old guys” in this new industry of stream restoration I’ve been preaching for years against simplistic cookbook approaches to complex ecological problems, and the need for better industry standards when it comes to assessment and monitoring. >> Read the Full Article

October 2nd - 6th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news October 2nd - 6th: Sewage and marine life, a tropical New England, species extinction, koala contraceptive, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

GAO Says Bush Administration, Not Lawsuits, to Blame for Oregon Logging Losses

A government study blamed the Bush administration, not lawsuits by environmentalists, for adding to the cost of a logging project in which the government spent $11 million to salvage less than $9 million in timber from a wildfire. >> Read the Full Article