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Clean Diesel Signs Distribution Agreement to Improve Diesel Exhaust Controls

Clean Diesel Technologies Inc., a developer of chemical and technological products designed to reduce harmful engine emissions, announced that it has signed a blending and distribution agreement with Fleetguard Inc., a business unit of Cummins Inc., for the sale of Platinum Plus Fuel-Borne Catalyst. >> Read the Full Article

Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal Gives Birth

There's a new celebrity lazing away the day on the sunny beaches outside Kauai's south shore resorts. An endangered Hawaiian monk seal known as Seal 310 gave birth early Tuesday morning to a pup on the beach in front of Kiahuna Plantation Resort near Poipu. >> Read the Full Article

Nevada Files Suit against NRC over Yucca License Process

Nevada filed suit against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday, accusing the agency of prejudging an upcoming Energy Department application for a license to open a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain. >> Read the Full Article

Clever Whale Uses Fish to Catch Seagulls

An enterprising young killer whale at Marineland has figured out how to use fish as bait to catch seagulls -- and shared his strategy with his fellow whales. >> Read the Full Article

Lava Bench Collapses in Hawaii

Fresh molten rock from Kilauea Volcano is flowing into an area where a 12-acre bench of hardened lava crashed into the ocean last weekend. "It's already rebuilding, but a lot goes below sea level," said Christina Heliker, a geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. >> Read the Full Article

Actor Alec Baldwin Gives His Support to Long Island Wind Park

Long Island native Alec Baldwin has given his support to plans for an offshore wind park being pitched by the Long Island Power Authority. The actor has recorded radio spots stressing the need to reduce Long Island's dependence on fossil fuels by adopting clean alternative energy sources, including the wind park. >> Read the Full Article

California Senate Rejects Schwarzenegger's Air Board Chair

The California Senate on Thursday rejected Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's choice to head the state Air Resources Board, saying her close ties to the energy industry made her a bad fit for an agency with so much influence on the nation's clean-air laws. >> Read the Full Article

German Conservative Links Katrina to U.S. CO2 Policy

A German conservative policymaker said on Thursday climate change had played a role in Hurricane Katrina and urged the U.S. to join other nations in cutting the carbon dioxide emissions blamed for global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Ebola Virus Threatens Gorillas, Chimps

Conservationists say the dreaded Ebola virus along with decades of hunting and logging are putting some ape species on the brink of extinction in Central Africa. Most at risk are western lowland gorillas and the Central African chimpanzee, both of which live in the dense rain forests of Central Africa, Conservation International said in a statement. >> Read the Full Article

Retreating Glaciers and Melting Permafrost Threaten Traditional Lifestyles of Arctic People

Watching the gargantuan chunks of ice break off the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and thunder into an Arctic fjord is a spectacular sight. To Greenland's Inuit population, it is also deeply worrisome. >> Read the Full Article