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Commercial Ship Discharges Now Need Clean Water Permit

Commercial Ship Discharges Now Need Clean Water Permit

WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2008 (ENS) – A new general permit will reduce releases of 26 types of discharges from vessels operating in U.S. waters, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Beginning today, some 61,000 domestically flagged commercial vessels and 8,000 foreign flagged vessels will need to comply with the discharge permit. As a…

Killer Mice on UK Island Eating Birds to Extinction

Killer Mice on UK Island Eating Birds to Extinction

CAMBRIDGE, UK, December 12, 2008 (ENS) – The Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross has suffered its worst breeding season ever, according to research by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. The number of fledgling chicks has decreased rapidly and it is now five times lower than it should be because introduced predatory mice are…