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Brain Radiation Treatment Boosts Lung Cancer Survival

Source: HealthDay, Thu August 16, 2007
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Radiation treatment focused on the brain boosts the survival of people with lung cancer that has spread significantly, a Dutch study shows.

Dutch Cycling Is High in Low Country

Source: Daily Comet, Thu July 12, 2007
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Whether it's over the stone bridges and through the hectic traffic of Amsterdam, or across the windmill-dotted pastures of the countryside, the Dutch cycle is everywhere.

The Hague Announces Project To Warm 4,000 Houses Using Geothermal Heating

Source: ENN, Wed July 04, 2007
The Hague, Netherlands - The Dutch city of The Hague on Wednesday announced plans to use geothermal heating -- water from a hot well deep underground -- to warm 4,000 households and several industrial buildings, as part of a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Red and Pink Corals Get U.N. Trade Protection

Source: ENN, Fri June 15, 2007
The Hague, Netherlands - Trade in red and pink corals prized as jewellery for 5,000 years will be restricted to try to help the species recover after drastic over-exploitation, a U.N. wildlife conference agreed on Wednesday.

U.S. Forced to Back Off On Bobcats

Source: World-Wire, Thu June 14, 2007
The Hague, Netherlands - Delegates at the ongoing meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES in The Hague, Netherlands, today overwhelmingly rejected an American proposal to remove the bobcat (Lynx rufus) from protection under the CITES Appendices.

Japan loses whale bid at U.N. wildlife trade talks

Source: Scientific American, Thu June 07, 2007
Amsterdam, Netherlands - A United Nations wildlife meeting rebuffed a Japanese bid on Wednesday to review protection for whales, which was seen as yet another attempt by the Asian nation to reopen trade in whale products.

Wildlife Watchdog Eyes New Trade Limits

Source:, Mon June 04, 2007
The Hague, Netherlands - The international body overseeing wildlife trade may throw a lifeline to the shark popular in fish and chips and the aromatic cedar tree used for fine furniture and humidors, as it considers new limitations on commercial fisheries and timber.

Vaccines Getting to Poor Nations Faster

Source: Casper Star-Tribune, Mon May 28, 2007
Amsterdam, Netherlands - The timeline for getting new vaccines to poor countries that need them most is being shortened from decades to less than two years, an alliance of U.N. agencies and government and private groups said Friday.

U.S. Arm of Royal Dutch Shell Joins Coalition for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Caps

Source: ENN, Tue May 01, 2007
Houston - Royal Dutch Shell's U.S. arm said Monday it has joined a corporate/environmental coalition urging Congress to require limits on greenhouse gases tied to global warming, the third oil major to do so.

‘Follow the Women - Women for peace’ cycle ride gets underway

Source: AME Info, Mon April 23, 2007
Aleppo, Syria - 'Follow the Women - Women for Peace' cycle ride started from Aleppo University in northern Syria on Saturday, with 249 female riders from 30 countries crossing the start line and heading straight into the first 30km road section from Aleppo to the site of the historic Saint Simeon Citadel.

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