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Brazil to Offer Free Internet to Amazon Tribes

Brazil will offer free satellite Internet connections to indigenous tribes in the Amazon as part of its latest effort to crack down on illegal logging in the world's largest tropical rain forest. >> Read the Full Article

Shark Deaths Endanger Scallop Population

Overfishing of powerful sharks -- a top predator in the ocean -- may endanger bay scallops, a gourmet delicacy. With fewer sharks to devour them, skates and rays have increased sharply along the East Coast and they are gobbling up shellfish, particularly bay scallops. >> Read the Full Article

Previewing a U.N. Climate Report: Species Are Going To Be Lost

From the micro to the macro, from plankton in the oceans to polar bears in the far north and seals in the far south, global warming has begun changing life on Earth, international scientists will report next Friday. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: March 26th - 30th

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news March 26th - 30th: Species protection changes, the benefits of green buildings, mercury in light bulbs, limiting pollution from ships, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

China Breeders Urge Lifting of Tiger Parts Ban

China tiger breeders called for the lifting of a ban on selling tiger parts on Thursday, saying the trade in tiger medicines used to treat rheumatism and loss of sexual appetite would help preserve the endangered species. >> Read the Full Article

Study Shows Dinosaur Demise Did Not Spur Species

The big dinosaur extinction of 65 million years ago didn't produce a flurry of new species in the ancestry of modern mammals after all, says a huge study that challenges a long-standing theory. >> Read the Full Article

Tiny Blind Animal Halts Billion Dollar Aussie Mine

A blind spider-like animal has stopped development of a multi-billion-dollar iron ore mine in Australia after an environmental body rejected the project for fear the tiny cave-dweller would become extinct. >> Read the Full Article

Cuban Leader Assails U.S. Biofuel Policies in Sign He May Be Recovering

Fidel Castro lashes out against U.S. biofuel plans in an op-ed piece published Thursday, a sign Cuba's 80-year-old leader may be taking a more active role in public affairs after months sidelined by a still undisclosed illness. >> Read the Full Article

Gore Searches for New U.S. Venue for Climate Concert

Plans by environment crusader Al Gore for a climate change rock concert at the U.S. Capitol are running into some Republican opposition. The former Democratic presidential candidate wanted to hold one of seven worldwide "Live Earth" concerts on the National Mall in the U.S. capital on July 7. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Group Calls on EU To Halve Catches of Threatened Bluefin Tuna

The WWF environment group called on the EU Thursday to cut catches of bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean by half in an attempt to secure the commercial survival of the species. >> Read the Full Article