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Marine Expert John Emory Parks Chats with Grist

After a long career in environmental nonprofit work, John Emory Parks recently made the jump into government service as an international affairs specialist for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. >> Read the Full Article

Government Lab, Company Lead Project to Develop Nuclear Fission Hydrogen Production

A government laboratory and a private company announced a $2.6 million project Monday to develop hydrogen in a nuclear reactor using a process with the potential to one day trim the country's reliance on fossil fuels. >> Read the Full Article

Booming China Awash in 'Out of Control' Acid Rain

China's explosive economic growth is outpacing environmental protection efforts, leaving the country awash in "out of control" acid rain, the China Daily said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

WWF Wants Power Companies to Make More Efforts on Renewable Energy

The World Wildlife Fund conservation group accused power companies on Tuesday of insufficient efforts to produce clean, renewable energy. >> Read the Full Article

Blair Urges Dialogue with U.S. on Climate Change

Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday urged a new international dialogue with the United States on climate change, weeks before Britain takes over the presidency of the G8 group of industrialised nations. >> Read the Full Article

At Least 55 Whales Die in New Zealand Mass Stranding, Officials Say

Rescuers were working feverishly Tuesday to float two whales stranded for two days on a North Island beach, where 55 pilot whales carcasses litter the sand, conservation officials said. >> Read the Full Article

Coral Thrives on Sunken WWII Ships in Gulf

A University of Alabama scientist and other researchers have found coral growing at extreme depths in the Gulf of Mexico -- on several ships sunk during World War II by Nazi submarines. >> Read the Full Article

Sperm Whale Found Dead in Contaminated Waters off Puerto Rico

A sperm whale beached itself on a coral reef and died in contaminated waters in Puerto Rico on Sunday, officials said. >> Read the Full Article

EarthTalk: Is Rinse-Aid Safe for the Environment, and Do I Need to Use it in My Dishwasher?

If your region's water source is rich in magnesium and calcium salts ("hard" water), adding rinse-aid to your dishwasher along with the detergent may help prevent streaks and spotting on your glassware and dishes. >> Read the Full Article

Ojibwe Tribe, Utility Study Renewable Energy in Minnesota

The Fond du Lac Ojibwe Band in Cloquet, Minn., is exploring the potential of using the winds, flowing waters and wood as sources of renewable energy. >> Read the Full Article