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Merck Research Plant Chemicals Kill Fish in Pennsylvania Federal Authorities Say

Drugmaker Merck & Co.'s research facility in West Point dumped a chemical compound that included cyanide into the sewer system, killing more than 1,000 fish in Wissahickon Creek, federal authorities said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

China Gives Extra-Picky Pandas Their Space

China is giving an unusually endangered species of panda extra space, privacy and protection to help the animals reproduce, state media said on Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Sea Lions and Dolphins May Join War Games

Alongside the submarines, ships and airplanes participating in large-scale military exercises in the Pacific this month, a team of sea lions and dolphins are expected to patrol the sea. >> Read the Full Article

From World Cup to World Bank, Climate Actions Rise

The World Cup, a movie by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and the World Bank are all doing their bit to fight global warming by using the burgeoning but barely regulated business of "carbon neutrality." >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: June 19th - 23rd

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news June 19th - 23rd: All signs point to a hotter Earth, a threat to the whaling ban, offshore drilling advances, new Amazon protections, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

Stockholm Congestion Charges Reduce Traffic by up to 25 Percent

A six-month trial of congestion fees in the Swedish capital has reduced traffic coming in and out of central Stockholm by 20-25 percent on an average weekday, according to an initial study released Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Group Offers $10K for Woodpecker Evidence

Arkansas wildlife officials hope the offer of a $10,000 reward will help prove that the once-extinct ivory-billed woodpecker is living in the bayous of eastern Arkansas. >> Read the Full Article

Japanese Whaling Communities on Front Lines of Campaign to Overturn Hunting Ban

Machetes in hand, two dozen rubber-booted workers hacked into the bloody carcass of a Baird's beaked whale as this small Japanese seaside community began its whaling season Wednesday with its first catch. >> Read the Full Article

New Science Shows Greenhouse Gases Under-Reported

Many countries may be grossly underestimating the quantity of greenhouse gases they emit according to a new method of monitoring output, scientists said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

More Pandas in China Than First Thought

Scientists using DNA samples have doubled their estimates of the wild panda population in a nature sanctuary in China, a finding they say bodes well for the survival of the endangered species. >> Read the Full Article