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Nuclear Energy May Be Back in Vogue, UN Says

Expectations of a sharp rise in energy demand and the risk of climate change are pushing many countries to return to the idea of nuclear power, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Tsunami Victims, Iraqis Get Taste of Recycled Water Targeted for Space

There are plenty of wells in Iraq, but the dead animals dumped there when Saddam Hussein was in power have contaminated them. There are plenty of streams in southeast Asia, but the recent tsunami polluted them with salt from the ocean. >> Read the Full Article

Ready for Container-Grown Citrus?

No offense, begonia growers. Sorry, fern fanciers. But if Adam Holland has his way, container-grown lemons and limes, oranges and grapefruit will become the next big trend in houseplants. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalism Hasn't Died

(By James Quigley) When I was 13 years old my father, a clergyman, got involved in the civil rights movement. In 1964 he went south to join in the voter... >> Read the Full Article

On Palm Sunday, Churches, Environmentalists Join To Save Rain Forest Palms and Parrots

With a sprinkling of holy water, a priest blessed thousands of palm seedlings in a ceremony in Bogota's main park, sealing an unusual Palm Sunday pact between the Roman Catholic Church and environmentalists to save a critically endangered parrot. >> Read the Full Article

Nationwide Drought Hits Home in Thailand's Poor Northeast

Every morning, 59-year-old Kiew Intra rises early to drive her cart several kilometers (miles) to the local disaster relief center in northeastern Thailand, to queue up for a dozen four-liter (one-gallon) jugs of clean water. >> Read the Full Article

EPA, Northeast States Settle Pollution Lawsuit with Ohio Utility

An Ohio company will pay $1.1 billion in fines and cleanup costs at four power plants in the second-largest federal settlement with an electric utility over air pollution. >> Read the Full Article

Survey Shows Myanmar's Marine Mammals Not Harmed by Tsunami

The sighting of hundreds of dolphins, whales and porpoises off the southern Myanmar coast has eased concerns that marine mammals may have been affected by December's tsunami, a semiofficial newspaper said Sunday. >> Read the Full Article

Group Plans to Sue Over Arizona River

An environmental group plans to sue the military and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the threatened San Pedro River. The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity claims Fort Huachuca's expansion is hurting the river's water table and its species diversity. >> Read the Full Article

Researchers Study Males' 'Advertising'

When male animals strut their stuff -- the rainbow plumes of peacocks, the mighty tusks of an elephant -- they might be flaunting their potential for fatherhood, researchers in Spain say. >> Read the Full Article