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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

Poacher Turns Protector to Save Elephants in Africa

Desire Dontego is no longer an elephant poacher but he can still boast like one. "I was known as the killing machine," he declared after darkness fell in the Cameroon rainforest, the constant chirping of insects the only sound apart from his voice. >> Read the Full Article

Study Says Ravens Thriving in Alaska Oil Fields

At least one animal appears to be benefiting from oil development in Alaska's North Slope -- the common raven -- according to one new study. >> Read the Full Article

Documents for Nuclear Waste Project May Have Been Falsified, Government Says

Government employees may have falsified documents related to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project in Nevada, the Energy Department said Wednesday. The disclosure could jeopardize the project's ability to get a federal permit to operate the dump. >> Read the Full Article

Thai Government to Urge Motorbike Trade-Ins to Ease Air Pollution

The Thai government will urge two-stroke motorcycle owners to trade in their machines for cleaner-burning four-stroke models to help alleviate Bangkok's choking air pollution. >> Read the Full Article

Quiet British Bike Seeks Added Vroom

Environmentally minded British motorcycle engineers have produced a zero-emission bike that ticks all the right boxes except one -- it's too quiet. >> Read the Full Article