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Retired Mechanic Finds New Flower Species

Hiking in the Ouachita Mountains one day, retired mechanic John Pelton's eye caught a pink flower that he hadn't noticed before. The man with a passion for plant life couldn't figure out just what kind of flower he had found in Saline County. >> Read the Full Article

South Carolina Officials Investigate Bird Deaths

South Carolina wildlife officials are warning residents and visitors to stay away from sick sea birds they may see on the shore. The birds, many of which usually stay well offshore, are showing up by the dozens on South Carolina beaches and they are dead or dying. >> Read the Full Article

USC, Partner to Study Fuel Cell Technology

The University of South Carolina has a new partner in its effort to develop a technology that some researchers say could become an alternate power source. >> Read the Full Article

Africanized Bees Spotted in SW Arkansas

Some unwanted arrivals from Texas have been spotted in this southwest Arkansas town. State Plant Board officials say the presence of Africanized honey bees has been confirmed in Brightstar, in southern Miller County. >> Read the Full Article

Victor Wouk, Called the Father of the Modern Hybrid Car, Dies in New York at Age 86

Victor Wouk, an electrical engineer and entrepreneur who developed the first full-size version of the modern hybrid car, has died. He was 86. >> Read the Full Article

For Foundering Alaska Village, Bridge Seen as Lifeline

Every morning, South Naknek's 14 schoolchildren eat breakfast, kiss their parents goodbye and head to the airport for the daily flight on their school bus in the sky. >> Read the Full Article

Water Conflict Heats Up as Spain Parches with No Oasis in Sight

No sooner are you off the plane at Alicante's sunblasted airport than the billboards leap out with ads for paradise: palm-treed, seaside villas, sparkling swimming pools, emerald-green golf courses. >> Read the Full Article

African Growth Needs a Stable Climate -- An ENN Commentary

Reducing debt, lifting trade barriers and increasing aid are all necessary to reduce poverty in Africa. But one key element is missing from the equation – tackling climate change. Africa, poverty reduction and climate change are all on the agenda when leaders of the world’s richest nations meet in Scotland to attend the G8 Summit. The question remains whether they will have the political will to set a new course of action on combating global warming and the effect it has on millions of people and wildlife species. >> Read the Full Article

Conservation and Culture to Clash at Whaling Forum

Culture and conservation will clash during this week's meeting of the International Whaling Commission, with some nations pushing for more whales to be caught, while others remain firmly opposed. >> Read the Full Article

Connecticut Military Base Closing Threatens Environment

The proposed closing of America's oldest submarine base could not only rob the area of a vital economic engine but leave the land too contaminated by toxic waste for quick redevelopment, Connecticut authorities say. >> Read the Full Article