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Innovative 'pot in a bag' stews onions as fights pollution
Can a "pot in a bag" help fight climate change? Some Cameroonian housewives who think so are using the clever new fad to stew up their tasty rice and tomatoes.
 
Je ne egret rien
An egret takes off over the banks of river Brahmaputra on the eve of World Environment Day in Gauhati, India, Saturday, June 4. During this time of the year, hundreds of egrets build their nests in thickly populated trees along the Brahmaputra. World Environment Day is celebrated June 5 every year by the United Nations to stimulate global awareness on environmental issues.
 
The Namibian government on Friday called for bids from trophy hunters to kill three endangered black rhinos, despite fierce global criticism over previous auctions.
 
Vibrant US marine reserve now a coral graveyard: scientists
El Nino's super warm water has turned what had been one of the world's most lush and isolated tropical marine reserve into a coral graveyard, federal scientists said Wednesday.
 
A Florida brewery has done something bold to try to help the environment: replacing the plastic six-pack rings that can harm sea life with edible ones.
 
A massive bug infestation and cut-down of pine trees in a national park in Honduras has stunned residents and sparked a warning from experts that a localized spike in temperatures will ensue.
 
Uncharted waters: Restoring deep Gulf fouled by BP spill
Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico's gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 did untold damage on the ocean floor. But scientists are unsure they can do much to heal places in the deep that were hurt the most as they undertake what's being called the largest ecosystem restoration effort ever.
 
Scientists find huge sponge, world's largest
Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty big.
 
Idea for Burt's Bees land to become park becoming partisan
A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in the expansion of public lands by Democratic President Barack Obama.
 
Whale-finding phone app grows in use, steering mariners away
PORTLAND, Maine -- With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep them alive.
 
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