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Jordan, Israel, Palestinians Agree on Action to Save Shrinking Dead Sea

Jordan, Israel and the Palestinians agreed Sunday to go ahead with a three-year feasibility study to save the Dead Sea, whose constant evaporation will lead to its complete disappearance in five decades, experts say. >> Read the Full Article

Groundbreaking Wave Power Electricity Project to Be Built off Portugal

A pioneering commercial wave power plant, producing clean and renewable energy, is to go on line off Portugal in 2006, after a contract was signed last week, project partners have announced. >> Read the Full Article

Advisory Group Recommends Five-Year Ban on Harvesting Black Coral

A scientific advisory group has recommended a five-year ban on harvesting black coral in the waters around Hawaii because younger populations of the popular jewelry source are declining. >> Read the Full Article

System Unveiled that Changes Hog Waste into Clean Water

Don Lloyd stepped up a ladder and dipped his empty bottle into a tank of water that six hours earlier had been flushed out of three nearby pens filled with thousands of hogs. "There, that's pig water," Lloyd proclaimed as he held up the bottle and tipped it back for a thirst-quenching chug. >> Read the Full Article

India to Count its Vanishing Vultures

India will launch a census of its vultures, a group of ornithologists said on Sunday, as the birds are vanishing rapidly due to a mystery virus and shrinking nesting sites. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists Lose Appeal against Scripps

An appellate court Wednesday rejected an appeal by environmentalists who oppose The Scripps Research Institute's Florida expansion on northern Palm Beach County property. >> Read the Full Article

Business Group Supports LNG

A New England business-trade organization announced yesterday that it supports the development of new LNG facilities in the region to help stabilize the rising costs of energy. >> Read the Full Article

American Water's Environmental Grant Program Funds Three Pennsylvania

American Water announced the names of three Pennsylvania organizations selected to receive funding from its new Environmental Grant Program, which is being piloted in Pennsylvania. >> Read the Full Article

Worldwide Coastal Cleanup Bags 4,000 Tons of Debris

Cigarettes and food wrappers were the most common types of trash plucked from beaches in a worldwide coastal cleanup last year, statistics show. >> Read the Full Article

Indonesia Eyes Quick Tsunami Warning by End of 2006

Indonesia hopes to have an early warning system able to issue tsunami alerts within five minutes on quake-prone Sumatra by the end of next year, and an integrated network covering the country by 2010, a senior official said. >> Read the Full Article