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Three Months after Katrina, Dutch Rethink Their Own Water Defenses

With more than 1,000 years of experience building dikes, the Dutch have flood defenses few can match. But after seeing the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, the government is reassessing what a worst-case scenario would mean for a nation where 10 million people live below sea level. >> Read the Full Article

Hawaii Scientists to Study Palmyra Atoll

Dozens of scientists from Hawaii and the mainland are launching a cooperative research project at Palmyra Atoll to study the remote area's pristine coral ecosystem. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Lawmakers Seek To Protect Animals from Coolant

A proposal that would require industry to add an ingredient to automobile antifreeze to make it less tasty to animals cleared a key Senate committee Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Martin To Tell Bush Canada is 'Right' on Softwood

Prime Minister Paul Martin pledged Wednesday to tell President Bush that Canada is "in the right" on a softwood lumber dispute and that the United States should give in on duties on the lumber. >> Read the Full Article

Parliament Backs New EU Law on Toxic Chemicals

The European Parliament, seeking to protect the public from toxic substances, backed a landmark new law on Thursday that has pitted Europe's chemicals industry against environmental groups for years. >> Read the Full Article

Climate Change Threatens World Fish Stocks, WWF Says

Climate change is warming oceans, rivers and lakes and threatening fish stocks already under pressure from overfishing, pollution and habitat loss, the environmentalist group WWF warned on Friday. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: November 14th - 18th

ENN summarizes the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news November 14th - 18th: Bison hunted again, damaging dams, man versus otter, and hot rocks from Oz. >> Read the Full Article

Medicine and Fishery Management Merge...Again

By Craig Springer The parallel is too curious to be overlooked. James Henshall, M.D., had his home just a short walk away from his work in a Victorian two-story that still stands. There on the grounds at a national fish hatchery in Bozeman, Montana, Dr. Henshall hit his stride in the late 1800s - not practicing medicine - but directing fish culture operations as the superintendent of a fledgling federal hatchery. Henshall is probably best known as author of the classic Book of the Black Bass, which is still available at most any book store. Therein he posited about the "eminently American fish" and its behavioral traits: "the arrowy rush" of the "gamest fish that swims." He waxed poetic about smallmouth bass, and argued that the spotted bass did not exist as a distinct species. Henshall gave up a career as a medical doctor for distinguished work in conservation and fish culture. Today, modern fish culture and medicine again merge at the Bozeman station where Henshall once lived and worked. >> Read the Full Article

Chicken Killer Seeks Fast, Clean Cull in Asia

Harm Kiezebrink, professional poultry exterminator, describes his work fighting bird flu like a tactician surveying a battle scene. "The danger isn't in the dead birds you find, the danger is if you ignore it," he said in an interview in Beijing. "I'm trying to avoid it jumping into the poultry industry." >> Read the Full Article

EU Says New Deal To Replace Kyoto Must Have Specific Targets

A new agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol when it expires in 2012 will need specific targets that are applied sensitively to avoid damaging national economies, Britain's Environment Secretary Margaret Beckett said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article