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Zebra Mussels Eradicated in U.S. Quarry

An infestation of zebra mussels in a Virginia quarry has been eradicated, marking what biologists and environmental experts believe is the first successful extermination of the notoriously invasive species in open waters. >> Read the Full Article

Amid Extinctions, Parrots, Panthers Get Costly Aid

Australia's orange-bellied parrot and the Florida panther are in an exclusive but growing club -- rare species getting costly protection even as the world faces what may be the worst wave of extinctions since the dinosaurs. >> Read the Full Article

PETA Urges Applebees to Alter Poultry Slaughter

Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Thursday prodded Applebee's International Inc. to move toward a more humane method for slaughtering chickens. >> Read the Full Article

Texas Plans Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Texas officials announced plans Thursday for the nation's largest offshore wind farm, consisting of as many as 500 windmills out in the Gulf of Mexico. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: May 8th - 12th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news May 8th - 12th: Dolphin intelligence, lingering tsunami effects, wind energy controversy, coconut biofuel, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

Climate -- Not Humans -- Killed off Mammoths, Research Suggests

Climate shifts were probably responsible for the extinction of the mammoth and other species more than 10,000 years ago, not over-hunting by humans, according to new research published on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

China and India are Fast-Growing Polluters, World Bank Says

Greenhouse gas pollution from China and India rose steeply over the last decade, but rich countries, including the United States, remain the world's biggest polluters, a World Bank official said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

House Sets Up Prizes for Hydrogen Fuel Technology

Scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs will be able to vie for a grand prize of $10 million (euro7.8 million), and smaller prizes reaching millions of dollars, under legislation passedf by the House of Representatives to encourage research into hydrogen as an alternative fuel. >> Read the Full Article

Canada's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Far above Target

Canada's emissions of greenhouse gases are now 35 percent above the level it promised to reach under the Kyoto climate change accord and the country would have to ground every train, plane and car to meet its target, Environment Minister Rona Ambrose said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

House Committee Signals Support for Ending Offshore Gas Drilling Ban

A House panel voiced approval Wednesday for developing natural gas in restricted areas of coastal waters, voting to remove from an Interior Department bill a long-standing moratorium on drilling on most of the country's Outer Continental Shelf. >> Read the Full Article