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Snake Harvest Threatens Cambodian Lake

Deep inside a flooded forest oozing with wildlife, Ly Vy pries another struggling creature from a gill net, whacks its head against the side of his skiff and adds it to a coiled heap that will add to the world's largest snake harvest. >> Read the Full Article

Bacteria Warnings Hit N.H., Maine Coast

Maine officials as of late July had issued more beach closures and advisories than they had for all of last summer. There were high bacteria counts at several southern Maine beaches even though the area did not get significant rainfall. >> Read the Full Article

Singapore Turns to Biodiesel to Fight Rising Fuel Costs

Singapore is well placed to develop a biodiesel industry as it has easy access to palm oil, a key biodiesel ingredient, from its neighbors Malaysia and Indonesia. Both countries together produce about 80 percent of the world's palm oil supply. >> Read the Full Article

Grey Jays Hit by Warming as Birds' Freezer Fails

Grey jay birds that store frozen food to help survive icy winters are dying out in parts of North America because global warming is rotting their hoards, a scientist said. >> Read the Full Article

Food, Biofuels Could Worsen Water Shortages, Report Says

Surging demand for irrigation to produce food and biofuels is likely to aggravate scarcities of water but the world's supply is not running out, an international report said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Carbon Cards: Lifeline for Planet or Big Brother?

Issuing every citizen with an electronic card to encourage them to reduce energy use is one of the most radical ideas for curbing reliance on fossil fuels, widely blamed for global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Malaysia's Development Race Puts Mangroves at Risk

Malaysia's scramble for rich country status threatens its mangroves unless the government puts teeth in its plans to protect the rich wetlands that offer a home to marine life and help block extreme weather. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Call for Radical Action to Ease Water Scarcity

Scientists on Monday called for radical action to improve global water management, saying one-third of the world's population faces water scarcity. >> Read the Full Article

Malaysian State Orders Schools to Suspend Outdoor Activities as Haze Worsens

Malaysia's Sarawak state ordered schools to suspend outdoor activities and authorities prepared to distribute 1.3 million masks as hazy conditions caused by land-clearing fires worsened, a report said Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Decision Not to Rely on Alaska Crude Pays Off for Refiner

While most major refiners have suffered from the shutdown of a major Alaska pipeline, at least one is feeling good about its decision to avoid relying solely on the Alaskan North Slope for crude oil. >> Read the Full Article