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Cape Baboons: Hairy, Hungry and in the House

Unruly gangs are raiding the expensive homes that line the spectacular coast of South Africa's Cape Peninsula, clearing out pantries, emptying fridges and defecating on the designer furnishings. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Beachgoers at Risk from Polluted Water, Group Says

An environmental group said Wednesday it would sue the U.S. government for failing to protect millions of beachgoers from contaminated water. >> Read the Full Article

This Week on ENN Radio: Energy Efficient Champions, ‘Edens Lost and Found,’ Green Hotels, and Streets & Trips GPS

Listen to the entire ENN Radio program, and you could win your very own Microsoft Streets & Trips GPS! Click to listen now! >> Read the Full Article

Millions at Risk If NJ Chemical Plants Leak, Study Says

Millions of residents of the central U.S. East Coast are at risk of death or injury from release of toxic chemicals because of lax security at chemical plants in New Jersey, a study released Tuesday said. >> Read the Full Article

Feds Reject Petition to List Spotted Owl

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday rejected a petition to list the California spotted owl under the Endangered Species Act, saying the population is stable and programs that prevent forest wildfires will allow it to thrive. >> Read the Full Article

Desalination Plant Planned for London Would Increase Carbon Emissions, Mayor Tells Inquiry

London's mayor, who has refused permission for a River Thames desalination plant, says the installation would increase carbon emissions while failing to meet London's water needs, the mayor's lawyers said Tuesday at a public inquiry. >> Read the Full Article

First Bavarian Bear in 170 Years Returns to Austria

The first wild bear seen in Bavaria in 170 years is believed to have returned to Austria after authorities gave hunters the green light to shoot the rampaging beast, the state's ministry said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Clinton Seeks 'Revolution' to Cut U.S. Oil Imports

Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton, a possible presidential candidate in 2008, called Tuesday for measures to halve U.S. oil imports by 2025 through conservation and developing alternative energy sources. >> Read the Full Article

Australian Study Says Global Warming Speeding Up

Global warming could be happening faster than scientists had previously thought and weather extremes such as heatwaves could become common, an Australian government report said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

UN Conference Shies from Rewriting UN Fishing Pact

A U.N. conference reviewing a 1995 treaty aimed at protecting dwindling fish stocks on the high seas is unlikely to try to toughen the pact this year because it is still too new, the meeting chairman said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article