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Environmentalists Sue Over Changes in Wildlife Protections

Environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit this week to reverse a Bush administration decision to set aside Reagan-era rules aimed at protecting wildlife in national forests. >> Read the Full Article

Global Fishing Trade Takes Jobs and Food From Poor, Says U.N.

Governments must do more to protect their fishers from being crowded out of the water by industrial fleets that export their catch rather than feed locals and take away jobs, a U.N. human rights investigator said this week. >> Read the Full Article

Utility Industry Official Disputes Galveston Bay Mercury Emissions Warnings

Bush administration policies will allow coal-burning power plants to spew six times more mercury into the air in the next decade than the federal Clean Air Act now permits, two Texas environmental groups said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Canada to Protect Slug, Whale, and Other Endangered Species

The North Atlantic right whale, western wolverine, and the dromedary jumping-slug on Canada's Pacific coast will soon share a dubious distinction. >> Read the Full Article

Ouray, Colo., Water Bottler Offers Environmentally Friendly Product

In a world battling over dwindling supplies of petroleum and water, David Zutler reckons he has found the perfect product. >> Read the Full Article

Florida-Based Firm to Treat Radioactive Waste at Washington State Nuclear Site

Perma-Fix Environmental Services has been awarded a contract valued at up to $23 million to treat Hanford low-level radioactive waste mixed with organic solvents. >> Read the Full Article

Three Countries Block E.U. Plan to Penalize Polluters

Greece, Cyprus, and Malta blocked European Union proposals Tuesday to set minimum punishments for skippers and shipping companies responsible for oil slicks. >> Read the Full Article

Cholera Outbreak in Senegal Kills Two, Infects 82 Others

Two people have died of cholera in this West African nation's capital, while 82 others have contracted the waterborne disease, the health minister said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Farm Policy, Present and Future

On this week's radio program Beyond Organic, join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network (, as we learn more about the good, the bad, and the future of the U.S. Farm Bill. >> Read the Full Article

Nine Indonesian Fishing Boats Are Caught Poaching in Australian Waters, Says Government

Nine Indonesian fishing boats were intercepted while poaching fish from Australia's northern waters, the government said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article