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Conservationists Howl as Feds Drop Wyoming Wolves From Endangered List

WASHINGTON, DC, August 31, 2012 (ENS) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today declared the Wyoming population of gray wolves to be recovered and removed federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. As of September 30, wolves in Wyoming will be managed by the state as they are in Idaho and Montana. […]

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Philippine Quake Generates Pacific Tsunami Warning

MANILA, Philippines, August 31, 2012 (ENS) – A large earthquake jolted a sea area east of the Philippines on Friday and a tsunami warning was issued for the Pacific region. After a small, local tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has now lifted all tsunami warnings and alerts. […]

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Europe, Australia to Link Carbon Emissions Trading Systems

BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 30, 2012 (ENS) – The Australian government and the European Commission intend to link Australia’s newly established greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme and the European Union Emissions Trading System to create the world’s largest carbon market . […]

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Quarter of World’s Freshwater Used to Grow Wasted Food

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, August 29, 2012 (ENS) – “More than one-fourth of all the water we use worldwide is taken to grow over one billion tons of food that nobody eats,” Torgny Holmgren, head of the Stockholm International Water Institute, said Monday at the opening of World Water Week. […]

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New Caledonia to Safeguard Vast Pacific Ocean Area

RARATONGA, Cook Islands, August 29, 2012 (ENS) – The French Pacific Ocean territory of New Caledonia has pledged to create a vast marine protected area in its exclusive economic zone that will cover 1.4 million square kilometers, an ocean area about half the size of India. […]

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Hurricane Isaac Hammers New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, August 28, 2012 (ENS) – Strengthening into a hurricane just after noon on Tuesday, Isaac made landfall in far southeastern Louisiana at 6:45 pm CDT, nearly seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf coast. […]


Arctic Sea Ice Cover Lowest on Record, Melt Continues

BOULDER, Colorado, August 28, 2012 (ENS) – Arctic sea ice cover has melted to its lowest extent in the 33-year satellite record, breaking the previous record low observed in 2007. With two to three weeks left in the melt season, scientists expect the ice cover to shrink even more. […]

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Republican National Convention Spared Direct Hurricane Hit

TAMPA, Florida, August 27, 2012 (ENS) – Tropical Storm Isaac has turned northwestward over the Gulf of Mexico, heading for the central Gulf states and striking only a glancing blow at Tampa on Florida’s west coast, where the Republican National Convention was supposed to kick into high gear today. […]

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Malawi Fears Hunger as Lake Chilwa Dries

ZOMBA, Malawi, August 24, 2012 (ENS) – Malawi’s Lake Chilwa could dry up completely in 2013 or 2014, scientists warn. The prediction has created fears of hunger and economic ruin among the more than one million people in fishing and farming communities around the lake. […]