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Mexico to Preserve Thousands of Acres of Rain Forest in Historic Land Expropriation

Mexico and a U.S. environmental group agreed on a plan to protect 370,000 acres of tropical forest on the Yucatan Peninsula in what officials said Friday was the largest conservation project in the country's history. >> Read the Full Article

EarthTalk: What is the Environmental Impact of an Oil Spill into the Sea?

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United States uses approximately 250 billion gallons of petroleum products every year. With so much demand, it is not surprising that spills do occur during various stages of production, transportation and distribution. A spill's specific environmental impact depends upon the type and amount of oil, and the local conditions. >> Read the Full Article

Water Striders Walk On Air, Nature's Nose Job, and Roman Beauty Secrets

In the year 1776, Captain James Cook left Plymouth, England, on his third and final voyage of discovery. His primary objective: to find the fabled Northwest Passage, a oceangoing route across the top of the world. >> Read the Full Article

Executive Shows Great Energy in Attempt to Sell Wind-Farm Project

Back when Jim Gordon was a Boston University broadcast and filmmaking student begging for a job in television, a cable executive asked him whether he could sell. >> Read the Full Article

States Hit by Hurricane See Oyster Losses

Oyster reefs in Alabama suffered severe damage from Hurricane Ivan's wave surge, which flushed out an estimated 80 percent of the $4 million crop, disrupting the livelihood of some 200 oystermen who work the reefs in winter. >> Read the Full Article

China to See More Energy Shortages, Report Says

Shortages of coal and electricity are expected this winter in China, state media reported Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Recycled Shipping Containers Make a Splash in Construction Scene

The steel cargo shipping containers routinely unloaded at ports like the Port of Hampton Roads one day could be used in the construction of homes, businesses and even office buildings. >> Read the Full Article

Energy Secretary Abraham Resigns Post

Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, whose tenure has seen U.S. crude oil prices soar to a record high of nearly $56 a barrel, has resigned but will stay in office until his successor is in place, the White House said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Exhorts Nations to Protect Sharks

The United States on Monday proposed broad international measures to curb the slaughter of sharks in the Atlantic Ocean and encourage the study and preservation of threatened shark populations throughout the world. >> Read the Full Article

Soft Energy Pathfinder: Who Needs Oil, Anyway?

Amory Lovins drives a hybrid that gets 64 miles per gallon and lives in a solar-powered house that is so energy-efficient he's able to grow bananas in an indoor jungle high in the Colorado Rockies. >> Read the Full Article