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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

Conservationists Sue Over North Pacific Right Whales

Conservationists sued a federal agency this week for allegedly failing to protect North Pacific right whales, who were hunted nearly to extinction more than a century ago and remain among the world's most endangered animals. >> Read the Full Article

China Strapped by Energy Shortages as Winter Nears

China's booming economy is driving demand for coal, oil, power, and transport that far outstrips national supplies, potentially leaving millions nationwide in the cold, the China Daily said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

EarthTalk: What Is the Status of Australia's Koalas?

Seven million to 10 million koalas inhabited Australia at the time of white settlement two centuries ago. Today only about 100,000 remain. Native to the eucalyptus forests of Australia's eastern seaboard, koalas were hunted extensively by the continent's first European settlers, who shipped as many as 2 million of the highly prized pelts abroad each year. >> Read the Full Article

Canada's Environmental Record Is Bad, Says Official Report

The Canadian government is not doing enough to protect the environment because of a lack of leadership and political will, a senior official said in a scathing report released Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Bleak World Environment Report Shows One Andean Success Story: The Vicuna

While a new environmental report gives a gloomy assessment of human management of the Earth, buried among its charts and graphs is one Andean success story that bucks the trend of a decline in wildlife species: the vicuna, a smaller, fleet-footed cousin of the camel. >> Read the Full Article

Rampant Development Threatens UAE Wildlife, Says Group

The United Arab Emirate's unique natural habitats are under threat from unfettered development, the local director of global conservation group WWF said. >> Read the Full Article

India Hopes to Breed Endangered Tibetan Antelope

Conservationists in the Indian Himalayas want to set up a program to breed an endangered Tibetan antelope that is slaughtered in huge numbers to make super-fine shahtoosh wool. >> Read the Full Article