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Ducks Continue to Thrive in Long Island

Before the shopping malls, before Levittown and Jones Beach, before the traffic jams on the Long Island Expressway, there were the ducks. >> Read the Full Article

Clean Diesel Fuel Will Be Available, but Costly, in Alaska

Flint Hills Resources is gearing up for a $170 million modification project at its refinery at North Pole, near Fairbanks, that will produce ultra-low sulfur gasoline and diesel fuel. >> Read the Full Article

Southern China's Guangdong Orders Closure of Hydropower Plants to Save Water

More than 100 hydroelectric plants in southern China have been ordered shut to preserve water for farming amid an extended severe drought. >> Read the Full Article

New York City Council Bill Targets Illegal Trading in Endangered Species

The New York City Council is set to put a big bite on buyers and sellers of outlawed products containing endangered species. >> Read the Full Article

US Delays Plan to Seek Permit for Nuclear Waste Site

The Bush administration on Monday delayed its plan to file an application to build a nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert, citing an unresolved court case and budget questions. >> Read the Full Article

Portland, Maine, Laundry Uses Solar Energy; Other Firms Go Green, Too

The temperature dipped into the 30s and gray clouds swarmed high in the sky one recent afternoon, but the few hours of sunlight that peeked through were sufficient to generate enough hot water for a busy night at the Washboard Laundry. >> Read the Full Article

Nearly a Quarter Million Species Found So Far in World's Oceans

Marine scientists say they have discovered 178 new species of fish and hundreds more new species of plants and other animals in the past year, raising the number of life-forms found in the world's oceans to about 230,000. >> Read the Full Article

Nevada Firm Says it Can Make Automotive Tires Made with Polymers, Not Rubber

You can pour a beer. You can pour a concrete driveway. You can even pour a cheese-and-broccoli quiche. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists Urge Closing of Dolphin Park in Antigua

Environmentalists urged Antigua's government Saturday to close a dolphin park, saying contamination could be harming nine dolphins and surrounding businesses. >> Read the Full Article

Lawmakers Agree on $577 Million to Keep Yucca Nuclear Waste Project Alive

Lawmakers agreed Friday to provide enough money to keep alive plans for a nuclear waste dump in Nevada, but they put off trying to resolve a dispute over radiation protection that could doom the project if not resolved. >> Read the Full Article