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ExxonMobil Faces Shareholder Resolutions on Climate Change

Several leading U.S. and European institutional investors, representing nearly $400 billion in invested assets, have announced their support for new shareholder resolutions requesting greater analysis and disclosure from ExxonMobil Corp. about its policies and strategies for managing the significant financial risks posed by global climate change. >> Read the Full Article

Quality Angling Tied to Conservation

(By Dr. Mamie Parker) The faintest early light spatters through the trees on the lake shore. On the water, an angler plies closer, quietly, barely cutting the water to the low click and hum of a trolling motor. The angler waits in hope to outwit the object of affection. Anglers epitomize eternal optimists; they cast hope. Over 40 million Americans call themselves anglers and their hopes and passions for the outdoors power an enormous economic engine, spending over $41 billion a year. >> Read the Full Article

Bonaire Teens Reconstruct Skeleton of Whale Impaled by Cruise Ship

It wasn't until the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam docked in Bonaire that the captain discovered why it was making headway so slowly. "The bow of your vessel has impaled a whale," the port captain said. >> Read the Full Article

Taiwan President Marks Anniversary by Recycling Paper as Poll Ratings Drop

Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian marked the beginning of his sixth year in office Friday by rolling up his sleeves and collecting paper for a recyling project in a Taipei suburb, as opinion polls showed a significant slide in his popularity. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Losing Fight to Save the Amazon

In the heart of what is known in Brazil's Amazon as the "arc of deforestation" it is clear that the fight to save the jungle is being lost. >> Read the Full Article

Farallon Islands Form Teeming Wildlife Haven West of San Francisco

Less than 30 miles from San Francisco, an archipelago of rocky islands rises out of the Pacific Ocean, forming a largely undisturbed wildlife haven that biologists call California's Galapagos. >> Read the Full Article

Quality Angling Tied to Conservation -- An ENN Commentary

Over 40 million Americans call themselves anglers. Their hopes and passions for the outdoors power an enormous economic engine, spending over $41 billion a year. >> Read the Full Article

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