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Stamford, Conn.-based Poseidon Resources develops alternative water sources

Most cruise ships today have desalination equipment and more than 90 percent of the water in Arabian Peninsula countries comes from seawater desalting plants. >> Read the Full Article

Interior Chief Signs Species Protection Plan for Lower Colorado

Interior Secretary Gale Norton has signed an agreement with representatives of Arizona, Nevada, and California to protect wildlife habitat on the Colorado River and aid native species. >> Read the Full Article

India, Bangladesh Agree to Study Common River as Part of Water-Sharing Talks

Bangladesh and India agreed this week to jointly study their common Teesta River over the next three months before engaging in water-sharing negotiations, officials said. >> Read the Full Article

Gulf Falconers Push Rare Bird Toward Extinction

The majestic saker falcon is being pushed toward extinction because of soaring demand from wealthy Gulf Arabs, who prize the bird for its hunting prowess, conservation group BirdLife International said this week. >> Read the Full Article

Mexico's Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Make a Comeback

Sea turtles are spawning in record numbers along Mexico's Pacific coast this year, thanks largely to stepped up protection against poachers, the nation's environmental watchdog said this week. >> Read the Full Article

United States Seeks Help on Securing Nuclear Material

The United States will ask countries that possess or have produced bomb-useable nuclear material to join in a new effort to keep it out of the hands of extremists, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said this week. >> Read the Full Article

Global Warming May Spur Fiercer Hurricanes, Say Experts

As Hurricane Ivan and its powerful winds churned through the Gulf of Mexico, scientists told Congress this week that global warming could produce stronger and more destructive hurricanes in the future. >> Read the Full Article

A Guide to Planet-Friendly Cars

Americans love their cars. America invented the drive-in restaurant and the drive-in bank. NASCAR racing is one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the United States, and car magazines have millions of subscribers.  >> Read the Full Article

Former Shell Chairman Appeals Censure

The former chairman of Royal Dutch/Shell Group, Sir Philip Watts, petitioned a British regulatory body for permission to challenge some of its findings on Shell's oil reserves scandal. >> Read the Full Article

The end of an era: California's century-old oil economy fades

On a slip of flat yellow earth dotted with sagebrush and foxtail lies the rusting legacy of three generations of drilling: a graveyard of toppled oil derricks — and Bruce Holmes' solitary moneymaker. >> Read the Full Article