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Sustainability -- A New Bottom Line

Last time, I talked about the factors that have led to a shattering of our worldview, but I only hinted at the biggest one -- the economy. And it's our economy that needs the most work. >> Read the Full Article

Tsunami Didn't Redraw Asian Coastlines

Aerial images of tsunami-battered coastlines suggest the world map may be changed forever, with chunks of land sinking into the sea. But did the quake and the killer wave it spawned really significantly reshape the Indian Ocean's outline? Scientists say probably not. >> Read the Full Article

Federal Environmental Officials Take Western Policy Talks to Resort

Bush administration environmental officials and senior members of Congress are to speak to business leaders at an Arizona resort this week in what is being billed as a chance for executives to determine strategy over wine, meals and golf. >> Read the Full Article

Reading Winds, Waves May Have Saved Ancient Tribes on Remote Indian Islands

Two days after a tsunami thrashed the island where his ancestors have lived for tens of thousands of years, a lone tribesman stood naked on the beach and looked up at a hovering coast guard helicopter. He then took out his bow and shot an arrow toward the rescue chopper. >> Read the Full Article

Once-Hated Gray Wolf Thrives in the US Rockies

As the gray wolf hovered on the brink of extinction a decade ago, U.S. officials embarked on a controversial plan to open the vast refuge of Yellowstone National Park to the pack-based predators in the hopes of rebuilding the species. >> Read the Full Article

Fort Worth, Texas, Approves Natural-Gas Drilling Under Parks

Drilling for natural gas could begin this summer under three city-owned parks under an agreement between the city and a Dallas-based oil and gas company. >> Read the Full Article

Electric Vehicle Converts Happy to Avoid Pumps, Accept Cars' Limitations

When Ted Lowe tallies how much he has shelled out for gasoline this year, he gets a knot in his stomach. >> Read the Full Article

Thai Dolphin Rescue Hits Snag as Rescuers Bicker

Rescuers failed for a second day to save two rare dolphins in tsunami-hit Thailand on Tuesday after a local official and environmentalists argued about how best to save the mammals swept inland by the giant waves. >> Read the Full Article

Florida Homeowner and Island Officials Locked in Turf War over Plastic Lawn

A homeowner and officials of this wealthy island community are locked in a turf war -- an artificial turf war. >> Read the Full Article

Jimmy Carter Urged to Give Fish a Chance

A prominent U.S.-based animal rights group urged former President Jimmy Carter Monday to give up fishing on the grounds that the activity was inconsistent the Nobel peace laureate's humanitarian efforts. >> Read the Full Article