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Carolinas Work to Make Coastal Protection Plans' Recommendations Reality

The Carolinas are starting the new year with expanded blueprints for protecting their coastal environments and the billions of dollars in revenue from fisheries and tourism that come along with it. >> Read the Full Article

Chileans Upset over Dead Swans, Some Blame Pulp Mill

Emaciated black-necked swans have been falling from the sky here, alarming people in this scenic university town and setting off a national clamor. >> Read the Full Article

Sierra Club Seeks to Stop Las Vegas Freeway Widening on Pollution Grounds

In a case with broad national implications, the Sierra Club wants to stop the widening of a freeway in fast-growing Las Vegas until the government proves the health of people living nearby won't be harmed by the automobile exhaust. >> Read the Full Article

Animals Across South Asia in Danger after Tsunami Muddies Water, Kills Owners

The tsunami that pounded South Asia last week has created a second tier of victims: animals. >> Read the Full Article

Newmont Mining Fights Shareholder Proposal Questioning Practices in Indonesia

Newmont Mining seeks to quash a shareholder proposal that questions its gold-mining practices in Indonesia. >> Read the Full Article

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