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U.S. Admits Threat to Polar Bears from Global Warming, Moves Toward Action

(Updated 12-28) The Bush Administration has formally proposed to list the Polar Bear as “threatened with extinction" under the Endangered Species Act due to...

Free Endangered Wildlife Ringtones

Ring in the new year on your cell phone with the exotic calls of the Blue-throated Macaw, Beluga Whale, Boreal Owl, the Yosemite Toad,...

Cookie Scented Milk Ads Debut In Bus Shelters

Chocolate chip cookie scented bus shelters will spring up in California to treat commuters to an unexpected multi-sensory experience. A new twist on the...

Encouraging Voice Will Never Be Heard Again

The first time Doris Barton phoned me, I was having a bad day... I probably answered by barking my name like a perturbed Jack...

City Uses Kitchen Grease to Power Waste Treatment Plant

The City of Millbrae, California, celebrated the completion of a treatment plant that will use restaurant kitchen grease as a renewable power source to...
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Halloween Candy Safe, After All

It is time we de-bunked the myth that trick-or-treat candy is in need of an x-ray before our children are allowed to dig in....

One Man Has Sent 100,000 Students to College

In a Northern California town, one man, made it possible for anyone who wanted to go to junior college to do so. He created...

Insurance Industry Goes to Work on Global Warming

Insurers make up the world's second-largest industry, and stand to lose the most if climate changes raise sea levels. Finally ready to address the...

Dogs and Cats Can Sniff Out Cancer

Many people believe that animals can predict natural disasters, and we know service animals or household pets can forewarn their owners of imminent seizures...

The Top Ten Green Buildings for 2006

This summer, the American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design...
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Retirees Win 100K for Creating Lasting Change

The Purpose Prize honors "what may be a new trend -- retirees taking on some of the country's biggest social problems." The five winners of...

Wetlands Restored After 107 Years

"Environmentalists who worked for 30 years to restore a massive California wetland area, watched as the ocean flowed into historic tidal basin Thursday for...

Calif. Utility Vows to Increase Solar Use Fivefold

Good news in the advancement of renewable energy from Pacific Gas and Electric. Already PG&E has 12,000 customers using solar panels to produce enough...
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Toyota’s Vision Includes Hybrid That Runs on Batteries

The president of Toyota North America, Jim Press, announced his company's plans to develop a hybrid vehicle that will run on batteries charged by...

Mel Gibson Donates $1M for Mexico Disaster Recovery

Originally published April 11 by Rotary International News While scouting locations for his film Apocalypto, Mel Gibson came upon a near apocalyptic situation...
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Vitamin Angels Deliver Nutritional Shakes in Earthquake Relief

Shaklee Corporation, the number one natural nutrition company in the U.S., today announced the donation of nearly $600,000 worth of high-protein nutrition drinks — enough...
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Butterflies Fly Freer in the Americas

At a time when conflicting budgets and environmental philosophies have split North American countries, Reuters is reporting that a glimmer of orange may well continue to...
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Over 6 Million Acres of New Protected Areas Established in the Amazon

On June 6, 2006, the Brazilian government announced the creation of protected areas of the Amazon rainforest totaling 6.2 million acres, including The Juruena...

Becoming a Father Enhances Brain Function

New findings by brain researcher Kelly Lambert, professor and chair of the psychology department at Randolph-Macon College, suggest that fatherhood may change more...
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Homeless Choir Inspires Audiences Worldwide

They were homeless in Montreal, yet the singers of Accueil Bonneau Choir (also known as the Montreal Homeless Choir) captivated audiences worldwide -- and...