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Endangered Manatee Spotted Off R.I.

An endangered manatee made a rare appearance in Rhode Island waters during the weekend, a state marine biologist said. It was not known whether the manatee is the same one seen earlier this month near Manhattan Island in New York. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Call for Water Conservation

A report released at the start of the World Water Week said more efficient use of the world's water resources was needed to reduce poverty and environmental damage. >> Read the Full Article

Chefs: Cook Organically for Taste, Principle

If chefs opt for organic it can be on the grounds of principle as much as for taste. Or maybe they are more concerned with freshness of the ingredient, and their relationships with small farmers and local suppliers. >> Read the Full Article

Researchers Hope Bugs Speed Methane Take

Researchers are studying whether microbes can be manipulated by science to expand the life of coal-bed methane wells in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming. >> Read the Full Article

LRA Rebels Extend Ceasefire to Game Rangers in Congo

Ugandan rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo extended a ceasefire on Monday to include game rangers protecting endangered rhinos around their remote jungle base. >> Read the Full Article

Fixing Leaks Can Avert World Water Woes, Expert Says

Fixing leaky pipes in conurbations from Mexico City to New Delhi is a better way to avert water shortages as the world population grows than costly schemes such as dams, a leading expert said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

It Is Easier to Be Green, but Does It Matter?

Looking to green up your life? You could commute in a hybrid, sip fair trade coffee, swaddle your tyke in organic cotton, and spend vacations saving rain forests, but would that really leave the world a better place? Or just thin your wallet? >> Read the Full Article

Leading Canada Liberal Proposes Type of Carbon Tax

The man often regarded as the front-runner in the race to head Canada's opposition Liberal Party, Michael Ignatieff, proposed Monday a modified carbon tax to try to limit climate change. >> Read the Full Article

Ozone-Friendly Chemicals Lead to Warming

Cool your home, warm the planet. When more than two dozen countries undertook in 1989 to fix the ozone hole over Antarctica, they began replacing chloroflourocarbons in refrigerators, air conditioners and hair spray. >> Read the Full Article

Norway Whalers Land Only Half of Quota

Norwegian whalers harpooned only half their quota of 1,052 minke whales in 2006, prompting hunt opponents to say that Norwegian demand for eating the meat had sunk. >> Read the Full Article