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Thirsty Mexico City Hosts Conference on Better Use of Water

Mexico City is plagued by an almost diabolical combination of floods and water shortages, rising sewage and sinking water tables. What better place for world leaders to come together to discuss how to better manage water? >> Read the Full Article

Hungry Michigan Wolves Turning on Each Other

Gnawing leisurely on the remains of a moose carcass, the wolf pack's alpha male seemed unaware that mortal danger was coming ever closer. >> Read the Full Article

Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai Urges Individual Action to Protect Environment

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai says people worried about the environment should rely less on government and more on themselves to protect the planet's limited resources. >> Read the Full Article

Regulator Says China Must Step up Environmental Protection or Face Disaster

China must sharply improve environmental protection or it could face disaster following two decades of breakneck growth that have poisoned its air, water and soil, the country's top environmental official warned Saturday. >> Read the Full Article

Luna the Killer Whale Believed Killed

Luna, the juvenile killer whale from Washington state waters who got lost in Canada's Nootka Sound five years ago, apparently died when he was accidentally struck by a tugboat propeller, Canadian authorities said. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Interior Secretary Norton Leaves Bush Cabinet

U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton resigned Friday after five years overseeing federal lands, a tenure that had many clashes with environmentalists. >> Read the Full Article

Putting Conversation Back Into Conservatism -- A Guest Commentary

Conservatives who have sought to dismiss environmentalists as “tree-hugging liberals” have long ill-served their ideology. >> Read the Full Article

Rat-Squirrel Not Extinct After All

It has the face of a rat and the tail of a skinny squirrel -- and scientists say this creature discovered living in central Laos is pretty special: It's a species believed to have been extinct for 11 million years. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Reports a Fifth of World Lacks Clean Drinking Water Despite Abundant Supplies

Mismanagement, limited resources and environmental damage have combined to deny 1.1 billion people access to safe water, a U.N. report said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Gray Wolf Numbers in Northern Rockies Up

The number of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies has surpassed 1,000, a decade after wolves were reintroduced in and around Yellowstone National Park, a report released Thursday shows. >> Read the Full Article