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Pollution Experts Head to Ship Grounded at Marine Reserve off Hawaii

The U.S. Coast Guard said it was sending experts to assess and cope with any environmental damage to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands marine reserve after a ship ran aground on a remote atoll there over the weekend. >> Read the Full Article

Lotuses Evolve Smaller on Human Picking

When Charles Darwin explained evolution, the process he observed was natural selection. It turns out inadvertent human selection can also cause species to evolve. Take the case of the snow lotus, a rare plant that grows only at high levels in the Himalayas. >> Read the Full Article

Israel Orders Environmental Survey of Gaza Settlements to Counter Claims of Pollution

Israel is to conduct an environmental survey of its Gaza Strip settlements ahead of the planned pullout next month in a bid to counter Palestinian claims it has deliberately polluted the area, Environment Minister Shalom Simchon said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Officials Investigate Deaths of Sea Birds

Wildlife officials are trying to determine what is killing hundreds of sea birds that have washed ashore in Virginia Beach and other locations along the Atlantic coast in the past several weeks. >> Read the Full Article

Los Angeles School District Wrestles with Environmental Issues in Building Boom

In the Los Angeles district, where enrollment has reached 746,000, families in heavily minority communities have pushed for decades for new classrooms to help eliminate year-round classes and ease violence attributed to overcrowding. But after construction began in the mid-1990s, several highly touted projects became environmental albatrosses. >> Read the Full Article

Australia Scientists Find New Dolphin, the Snubfin

Australian researchers have identified a new species of dolphin which was once thought to have been the same as an extremely rare mammal predominantly found in Asian coastal waters and rivers. >> Read the Full Article

Honda Develops Improved Hybrid System for New Civic

Honda has developed an improved gas-and-electric engine for the new Civic compact set to go on sale in North America, Japan and Europe this fall, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Green Trading: Commercial Opportunities for the Environment

Research and Markets, the market research firm, has announced the addition of Green Trading: Commercial Opportunities for the Environment to its offering. >> Read the Full Article

Philippine President Takes Delivery of First CNG Buses for Metro Manila

Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) today reported the July 1 launch by the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) of the country's first clean air public buses that will operate in Metro Manila. >> Read the Full Article

Skyworks' "Green Portfolio" Helps Customers Meet Environmental Guidelines

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a maker of analog, mixed signal and digital semiconductors for mobile communications applications, today announced that its lead (Pb)-free and environmentally friendly product portfolio is now available through the company's Green Initiatives(TM) program, facilitating customers' abilities to meet the various environmental regulations and provide Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant devices well ahead of the deadline. >> Read the Full Article