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Elders' Sea Knowledge Spares Some Thais

Knowledge of the ocean and its currents passed down from generation to generation of a group of Thai fishermen known as the Morgan sea gypsies saved an entire village from the Asian tsunami, a newspaper said Saturday. >> Read the Full Article

Thousands of Seals at Home in New England

It's a sight New Englanders aren't entirely used to seeing: thousands of seals swimming through the Long Island Sound or hauling out to Maine, where they like to have their pups. >> Read the Full Article

EcoVillage Provides Challenge, Support

When Laura Beck and Greg Pitts realized their marriage was falling apart, one thing was clear: They would work together to maintain a loving, supportive environment for their young son, Ethan. In June 2002, the couple had moved from Austin, Texas, to EcoVillage at Ithaca, an "intentional community" in central New York where environmentally friendly neighbors share space, meals, chores and generally look out for each other. >> Read the Full Article

Two Dolphins Trapped by Tsunami in Thai Lake

Rescuers failed on Monday to catch two rare dolphins trapped for eight days in a small lake in southern Thailand after they were swept more than a kilometre inland by giant tsunami waves. >> Read the Full Article

Deepest U.S. Reef Found off Florida Coast

Marine researchers have discovered the deepest coral reef ever found in the United States in about 250 feet of water off the Florida coast. >> Read the Full Article

California Energy Official Sees No Crisis Repeat

As a candidate, Arnold Schwarzenegger called for "a rational and consistent power policy" and "a clear energy strategy that focuses on attracting new investments in California." >> Read the Full Article

Elephants Pitch in to Clear Debris in Thailand's Tsunami-Affected Areas

A year ago, they were filming battle scenes for the movie "Alexander." Now six elephants are pitching in to help with the massive cleanup from the tsunami that devastated many of Thailand's prime tourist destinations. >> Read the Full Article

Large Gambian Rats Worry Florida Officials

The Florida Keys, already dealing with invasive exotics from melaleuca to iguanas, have added another to the list of unwanted newcomers: the African Gambian pouch rat. >> Read the Full Article

Brown Deer, Wis., Firm Finds Niche in Global Air Pollution Control

At a time when many Wisconsin companies are alarmed about business and technology being exported to Asia, a small Brown Deer firm is proving that it can compete overseas through contracts in Taiwan, Korea and China. >> Read the Full Article

Pyramid Decision will Shape Food Industry

About 80 percent of Americans recognize the food pyramid -- the triangular reminder to build a diet on whole grains, eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, have some meat and sprinkle in a few sweets -- but only about 4 percent actually use it, according to the Department of Agriculture. >> Read the Full Article