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Group Sues to Protect Alaska Sea Otters

Environmentalists have sued the U.S. Interior Department for taking too long to put Alaska sea otters on the threatened species list. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Food Services for a Sustainable Future

Increasingly more restaurants know that a healthy meal begins with healthy ingredients. >> Read the Full Article

Researchers Document Tool-Use by Dolphins

A group of dolphins living off the coast of Australia apparently teach their offspring to protect their snouts with sponges while foraging for food in the sea floor. Researchers say it appears to be a cultural behavior passed on from mother to daughter, a first for animals of this type, although such learning has been seen in other species. >> Read the Full Article

China Says Water Pollution So Severe that Cities Could Lack Safe Supplies

China's booming economy is driving a rapid rise in water pollution so severe that densely crowded cities could be left without adequate supplies, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Lynx Making a Comeback in Minnesota

Lynx No. 13 growled a warning at the researchers who came to weigh and tag her four kittens. The mother lynx watched from 20 feet away, never coming closer but never leaving, as the scientists poked and prodded the 3-week-old kittens, who received ear tags as part of a study that could determine the fate of her species in Minnesota. >> Read the Full Article

Water Leads to Clash of Cultures in Colorado

When winter ends and Mathew Ryan decides to sharpen up his kayaking skills, he doesn't even bother to leave this Denver suburb. The 36-year-old contractor can practice his rolls and turns in Golden's whitewater recreation park, a challenging playground of artificial rapids, rocks and eddies. >> Read the Full Article

Followers Leading the Leaders -- An ENN Commentary

It is old news that the Bush administration stubbornly clings to the notion that there is insufficient evidence to support claims of human-caused climate alteration, despite the myriad reports to the contrary by thousands of scientists all over the world. >> Read the Full Article

Followers Leading the Leaders

(By James Quigley) It was one of those great moments in history. Mohandas K. Gandhi had organized massive numbers of Indians to march to the sea to make their own salt in protest to a tax on the commodity. The Mahatma remarked to newsmen who had stopped him along the way, “my people are leaving and I must follow them for I am their leader.” Of course, Gandhi’s Freedom Party ascended as the tide of history swept British colonial rule from power. >> Read the Full Article

Groups Seek More Protection for Shorebird

Environmentalists on Tuesday will urge the governors of New Jersey and Delaware to enforce strong new protections for a migratory shorebird threatened with extinction. >> Read the Full Article

Dolphins Protect Their Snouts With Sponges

A group of dolphins living off the coast of Australia apparently teach their offspring to protect their snouts with sponges while foraging for food in the sea floor. Researchers say it appears to be a cultural behavior passed on from mother to daughter, a first for animals of this type, although such learning has been seen in other species. >> Read the Full Article