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Nations Consider Protecting Sharks as 100 Million Die Each Year

BANGKOK, Thailand, March 7, 2013 (ENS) – Every year in commercial fisheries around the world some 100 million sharks die, according to scientific findings released today. In Bangkok, 178 governments will decide within the next week whether or not to protect the most vulnerable shark species. […]

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Million-Dollar, Racy Plug-in Hybrids at Geneva Motor Show

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 7, 2013 (ENS) – Like a prima donna, Ferrari’s ultra-powerful new hybrid, LaFerrari, made a star’s entrance at the Geneva Motor Show, joining other elite supercar hybrids – the McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 Spyder – in a race for the world’s fastest, most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid. […]

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Commercial Trade in American Bullfrogs Spreads Deadly Fungus

NEW YORK, New York, March 7, 2013 (ENS) – The fungus that has wiped out hundreds of frog species across the globe has been detected in amphibians sampled in Singapore for the first time, a warning sign that Southeast Asia’s commercial trade in these animals is spreading the disease. […]

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Canada Wins, U.S. Loses Polar Bear Trade Ban Vote

BANGKOK, Thailand, March 7, 2013 (ENS) – Governments have refused to ban trade in polar bear pelts, paws and teeth from Canada, amid what one observer called “controversial and frosty scenes” at the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Bangkok today. […]

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Deadly Drug-resistant Bacteria Spreading in U.S. Hospitals

ATLANTA, Georgia, March 5, 2013 (ENS) – Drug-resistant germs called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, are on the rise and have become more resistant to last-resort antibiotics over the past decade, warns a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

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Land Reform Center-Stage in Kenyan Election

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 5, 2013 (ENS) – Tackling long running-disputes over land is certain to be one of the key challenges for whoever wins in Kenya’s presidential election held on Monday. Delays in enacting legislation to address longstanding grievances make land a potent election issue. […]

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Thai Leader Vows to End Ivory Trade

BANGKOK, Thailand, March 4, 2013 (ENS) – Welcoming the world’s wildlife regulators to Thailand Sunday, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra promised to amend Thai law “with the goal of putting an end to the ivory trade.” But she gave no time frame for implementing the landmark offer. […]

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Obama Names McCarthy to Head EPA, Moniz for Energy

WASHINGTON, DC, March 4, 2013 (ENS) – President Barack Obama has selected Gina McCarthy to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in his second term. In that position she would work closely with Obama to advance the climate change initiative he previewed in his State of the Union address. […]


Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Upbeat Analysis From State Department

WASHINGTON, DC, March 4, 2013 (ENS) – The controversial Keystone XL pipeline would “not likely result in significant adverse environmental effects,” the U.S. State Department said late Friday in a new draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. Scientists and environmental groups disagree with that assessment. […]