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Hurricanes May Have Spared Manatees

The fury of four hurricanes in Florida may have spared the state's endangered manatee population from further decline. >> Read the Full Article

Study Urges Water Conservation on Farms

A growing population coupled with diminishing fresh water supplies should force major changes in the way the world's farmers water their crops in the coming decades, a recent study recommends. >> Read the Full Article

Salt's Impact on Mountain Lakes Studied

Scientists are researching the long-term environmental effects of winter road maintenance, using the Cascade Lakes near Lake Placid as a laboratory. >> Read the Full Article

Beijing to Plant Rooftop Grass to Clean Away Smog

Polluted Beijing is planning to clean up its act by planting grass on rooftops, Xinhua news agency said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Notes from Anna: Hip, Small, and Green -- The Tiny Abode Is All the Rage

A wave of recent articles in print and online touched on the theme of the ideal dwelling. I felt compelled to contribute my two cents to the discussion when I opened this month's issue of Utne magazine, to find a photo of the house that I -- as a child of six -- had conjured up in my imagination: a small, transparent glass cabin, set amidst ferns and green trees. >> Read the Full Article

Endangered Sea Turtles Hit by Tsunami

Endangered sea turtles were also casualties of the tsunami, with the monster waves possibly hastening their extinction, a marine expert said Saturday. >> Read the Full Article

Florida Focuses on Saving Its Endangered Natural Springs

For a city kid, Guy Axelrod was pretty good with the hand net he used to catch tiny critters as he waded downstream from Crystal Springs. >> Read the Full Article

Small Island Nations Appeal for Help to Deal with Environmental and Economic Woes

Small island nations need help dealing with environmental and economic woes that are threatening their survival, a senior official said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

GM's Fuel-Cell Cars Still Face Obstacles

General Motors Corp. says one problem has been solved, but two remain in making hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered vehicles viable by the automaker's 2010 target. >> Read the Full Article

General Motors Develops Hybrid, Hydrogen Strategies

With the GMC Graphyte, General Motors announces it's serious about hybrids. With GM's Sequel, more performance and better range enter the nascent hydrogen fuel-cell market. >> Read the Full Article