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The New Environmentalism -- An ENN Commentary

Environmentalism is dead. That is the opinion of commentators Michael Shellenberger, a political strategist, and Ted Nordhaus, a pollster... >> Read the Full Article

African Countries Sign Treaty to Protect Rain Forest

Seven Central African countries signed a landmark treaty Saturday to establish cross-border partnerships to help save the world's second largest rain forest. >> Read the Full Article

Researchers Probe Antarctica's Shifting Ice, 'Not Sure What's Going On'

Scientists looking southward from the tip of South America, over steel-gray waters toward icy Antarctica, see only questions on the horizon about the fate of the planet. >> Read the Full Article

500 Hours Achieved in Biomass Power Generation

An Osaka-based company on Friday succeeded in generating electricity with biomass fuels for 500 consecutive hours, one of the longest records in the world, at a test facility in Yamaguchi City, company officials said. >> Read the Full Article

Florida Revisits Manatee Status

State wildlife officials took a jump Thursday toward potentially taking manatees off the endangered-species list, rejecting environmentalists' concerns that Florida's classification system is flawed. >> Read the Full Article

Biologists Planning to Study Pelicans

Pelican nesting grounds will be off-limits to the public this year at a refuge in central North Dakota while biologists plan their most extensive study ever of the big birds. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Worry About Red Tide, Manatees

An unseasonable outbreak of red tide has scientists worried that migrating manatees may swim into the potentially deadly algae. >> Read the Full Article

Organisms Found in Deepest Part of Ocean

Tiny single-celled organisms, many of them previously unknown, have been discovered beneath nearly seven miles of water in the deepest part of the ocean. >> Read the Full Article

Food Scarcity Predicted with Rising Temperatures, Falling Water Tables

A global warming trend will reduce farm yields and make food supplies scarcer over the next century, an environmental group said Thursday, citing data from the United Nations and the National Academy of Sciences and trends in the world rice market. >> Read the Full Article

Experts See Increasing Energy from Sugar

Sweets and soda pop are far from the only ways to get an energy jolt out of sugar. Experts who gathered here this week for a conference on sugar technology said they were coaxing more power from cane, either before or after it's been squeezed of sugar. >> Read the Full Article