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Time Ticking on Nuclear Waste Decision

As the U.S. extends the life of its nuclear plants far into the future, a potentially critical question remains: Where will the reactors' intensely radioactive waste be stored for thousands of years to come? >> Read the Full Article

Nesting Begins for Endangered Parrots

Raucous squawking erupts from cages filled with dozens of parrots -- a hopeful sound from a species on the brink of extinction. The last chance of survival for the Puerto Rican parrot may lie in forest aviaries where these captive birds began their nesting in January under close observation. >> Read the Full Article

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