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U.S. Exhorts Nations to Protect Sharks

The United States on Monday proposed broad international measures to curb the slaughter of sharks in the Atlantic Ocean and encourage the study and preservation of threatened shark populations throughout the world. >> Read the Full Article

Soft Energy Pathfinder: Who Needs Oil, Anyway?

Amory Lovins drives a hybrid that gets 64 miles per gallon and lives in a solar-powered house that is so energy-efficient he's able to grow bananas in an indoor jungle high in the Colorado Rockies. >> Read the Full Article

Recycled Shipping Containers Make a Big Splash in Virginia Construction Scene

The steel cargo shipping containers routinely unloaded at ports like the Port of Hampton Roads one day could be used in the construction of homes, businesses and even office buildings. >> Read the Full Article

European BlueHeat Gizmo Proves Adept at Saving Gasoline During Maine Winters

It's not just the cold. Like most of us in the United States, Canadians and Europeans have always dealt with frigid winters. >> Read the Full Article

Artic Warming Coincides with Increased Efforts to Exploit its Energy Resources

Global warming, if the doomsayers are to be believed, will have disastrous effects on the world. But one group of nations would stand to benefit. >> Read the Full Article

Ford's New, 'Earth-Friendly' Plant Wins Grudging Notice from Environmentalists

Can a producer of gas-burning, pollutant-emitting vehicles and people concerned about the environment ever learn to like each other? Probably not, but even ardent environmentalists are giving Ford Motor Co. high marks for its newest plant — even if they don't much care for what it makes. >> Read the Full Article

Man Stokes Alexandria, Va., Incinerator that Turns Garbage into Electricity

Juan Murphy is perched high above a mountain of urban detritus that just keeps growing. His job is to keep carving away so the heaving trash pile doesn't overtake him. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Moves to Protect Virgin Amazon Rainforest

Brazil's president this week signed decrees creating more than 7,400 square miles of land preserves in remote eastern Amazon regions where long-term residents are under attack by violent land speculators and their gangs. >> Read the Full Article

Hurricanes Blamed for Fruit Infection

This year's hurricanes spread citrus canker to at least 11,000 trees in Charlotte County, one of the largest outbreaks of the fruit-damaging infection to ever affect Florida's citrus industry, state officials said. >> Read the Full Article

Shepherds Despair as Wolves Thrive in Croatia

The state has made them a protected species, but shepherds say Croatia's wolves are living up to their storybook reputation as the bad guys. >> Read the Full Article