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Fifty Companies Win EPA Nods for Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Lowes Companies Inc., Food Lion, Pardee Homes, USAA Real Estate, and 3M are among 50 businesses and organizations to win U.S. EPA and Department of Energy recognition for outstanding contributions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. >> Read the Full Article

China Zoo Practices Criticized

Safari parks in China have agreed to stop feeding their lions and tigers large live animals such as horses -- at least in public. >> Read the Full Article

G-8 Environment Ministers Discuss Illegal Logging

The impact of extreme weather on African communities and the environmental threat of illegal logging were expected to top the agenda Thursday at the start of a two-day meeting of environment ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations. >> Read the Full Article

Damaging Alien Snail Found in Georgia

A voracious, fast-breeding South American snail that is a problem in four states and Indonesia has been discovered for the first time in Georgia, officials say. >> Read the Full Article

Mich. Moose Population Slump Continues

Mercilessly hounded by blood-sucking ticks, the Isle Royale moose herd is on a downward spiral -- and the wolf packs that roam the national park in Lake Superior are taking advantage. >> Read the Full Article

Experimental Flock Loses Whooping Crane

An experimental flock of whooping cranes has lost one of its youngest members to a Florida bobcat but could be on the verge of producing chicks in the wild for the first time. >> Read the Full Article

UNESCO Designates Vietnam's Cat Ba Archipelago a Biosphere Reserve

Vietnam's Cat Ba archipelago has been designated as a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO, a move expected to help preserve the area's natural resources amid expanding tourism and development, officials said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Idaho Senate Finalizes Historic Water Agreement

The state Legislature has ratified a historic agreement between the Nez Perce Indian Tribe, the federal government and the state's water users, setting water policy in Idaho for the next 30 years. >> Read the Full Article

China Takes Over as Leading Consumer -- An ENN Commentary

Although the United States has long consumed the lion's share of the world's resources, this situation is changing fast as the Chinese economy surges ahead, overtaking the United States in the consumption of one resource after another. >> Read the Full Article

Stress May Bring Sumatra Quake, Experts Say

A buildup of stress on faults in Sumatra is likely to trigger another large earthquake -- and potentially another tsunami -- in the Indian Ocean region, seismologists say. >> Read the Full Article