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Port of Suape, Pernambuco, Brazil: Using Infrastructure to Create Opportunity & Equity

The Port of Suape in northeastern Brazil may be pointing the way toward a new strategy of addressing income inequality in Latin America. >> Read the Full Article

Animal Olympics

Athleticism, speed, strength, power, endurance: Humans celebrate these attributes in such events as the Olympic Games, but in the animal kingdom, they are necessary for survival. >> Read the Full Article

Policing Wildlife Cheaters Is No Easy Task

Faced with the daunting task of protecting wildlife across the remote reaches of the West, game wardens are using professional savvy, a gift of gab, and a bit of technology to snare big game cheaters who commit fraud and even identity theft to illegally obtain coveted wildlife licenses. >> Read the Full Article

One Way to Beat Higher Home Heating Prices Is Energy Conservation

When cold winds blow this winter, consumers are going to have to pay more to keep their homes warm. That makes energy conservation an important goal. >> Read the Full Article

Earthtalk: What Are Some Ways to Save Paper at the Office?

Paper usage is at an all-time high around the world, and the average office worker prints and copies through some 10,000 pages every year. Hopes that the advent of electronic communications would drastically cut paper consumption have not panned out thus far, but individuals can still do their part by replacing printed communications with electronic ones whenever possible. >> Read the Full Article

General Motors and Shanghai Partner to Build a Hybrid Bus in China

U.S. automaker General Motors Corp. said recently that it will build its first hybrid bus in China next year with its partner in Shanghai to promote the technology for cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Wildlife Refuges Face Threats from People and Development

A sweeping wildlife preserve in southwestern Arizona is among the nation's 10 most endangered refuges, due in large part to illegal drug and immigrant traffic and Border Patrol operations, a conservation group said Friday. >> Read the Full Article

China's Dependence on Dangerous Coal Keeps Growing

Dong Ye lights a cigarette and doesn't give a second thought to fate — his or his country's — as he steps off a dump truck onto the dirt road that winds into the Sandaoling coal quarry. >> Read the Full Article

Loved by Laureate, Kenya's Forests Are Vanishing Fast

Championed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, Kenyan forests that once sheltered guerrillas fighting British colonialists are a battleground in a modern-day struggle against environmental devastation. >> Read the Full Article

Iraq's New Environment Minister Struggles Over Dramatic Obstacles

As Iraq's new environment minister, Mishkat Al Moumin has dodged a suicide bomber that killed four of her bodyguards, run an 800-employee agency on a shoestring budget, and tackled rebuilding vast marshes that some scholars believe were the biblical Garden of Eden. >> Read the Full Article