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Auto Companies Look for Faster Way to Turn Green Thinking into More Sales, Better Clout

The global auto industry is experiencing a green revolution, convinced that lower emissions and hybrid engines could turn eco-minded drivers into a long-term customers. >> Read the Full Article

China Building Blitz Holds Key to Energy Saving

Forget how much coal it burns. Forget its double-digit economic growth. Forget subsidised prices and the fact that a new car hits China's roads every six seconds. The biggest obstacle in China's path to curbing its wasteful energy ways may be the roofs over its citizens' heads. >> Read the Full Article

Wetland Bird Rediscovered in Thailand

A wetland bird that eluded scientists for nearly 130 years has been rediscovered at a wastewater treatment plant in Thailand, Birdlife International announced Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Seek Medical Benefits of Coca

Cuban scientists are studying the possible medicinal benefits of the coca leaf, a Bolivian official said Tuesday, signaling a possible expansion of President Evo Morales' plans to develop more legal products from a plant that is the chief ingredient of cocaine. >> Read the Full Article

Australia's Longest River Is Drying Up

Australia's 2,739 km (1,700 miles) Darling River, the lifeblood for some major farmlands, loses the equivalent of four Sydney Harbours worth of water, or a quarter of its flow each year, through evaporation, according to a new report. >> Read the Full Article

Bank of America Launches $20 Billion Environmental Initiative

Bank of America Corp., the nation's largest retail bank, will spend $18 billion on commercial lending and investment banking for "green" projects over the next decade, company officials announced Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

As Biofuels Boom, Will More Go Hungry?

Using plants to feed our fuel needs may be a great idea, and the biofuel goldrush could be a moneyspinner for several poor countries, but some experts warn people may go hungry as food prices rise. >> Read the Full Article

Missing: A Huge Chunk of the Earth's Crust

A team of British scientists set sail on Monday to examine why a huge chunk of the earth's crust is missing, deep under the Atlantic Ocean -- a phenomenon that challenges conventional ideas about how the earth works. >> Read the Full Article

Puppy, Buried Alive, Highlights Pet Abuse in Chile

One recent summer's day, Ruth Moreno and her family were out walking in northern Chile when they came across an animal's snout sticking out of the ground, desperately sniffing for air. >> Read the Full Article

Ethanol May Not Ease Global Warming, UN Says

It's too soon to say whether ethanol will help slow global warming, the head of the United Nations Environment Program said Monday, ahead of a meeting by the world's two biggest ethanol producers to discuss building a world market in the biofuel. >> Read the Full Article