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Flotsam from Japanese tsunami hitting Alaska updated: Tue May 22 2012 20:58:00

Residents of towns in the Alaska Panhandle have begun picking up plastic bottles, chunks of foam insulation and floating buoys from Japan's 2011 tsunami now turning up across the Pacific Ocean.

Hong Kong's border war over 'green buffer'updated: Wed Apr 04 2012 23:24:00

Sandwiched between Hong Kong and Shenzhen -- two of the world's busiest metropolises -- lies a Cold War-era anomaly: a 26 square kilometer green zone that is home to isolated villages, fishponds and flocks of migratory birds.

Prince Charles endorses university post on climate changeupdated: Sat Nov 05 2011 12:19:00

Britain's Prince Charles endorsed a new administrative post devoted to climate change at a prominent African university on Saturday and urged conservationists and policy makers to study together the planet's sustainability.

Nepal parties agree on future of former rebelsupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 20:25:00

Nepal's main political parties on Tuesday agreed to integrate up to 6,500 former Maoist rebels into the national army, ending years of negotiations.

Wildlife service lists Gopher tortoise as candidate for protectionupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 18:02:00

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has added more populations of the Gopher tortoise to a growing list of species eligible for protection under the Endangered Species Act, but limited resources will prevent the agency from doing more at this time.

Kenya's wildlife guardiansupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 14:59:00

CNN's David McKenzie finds out how one conservation group is using the community to preserve wildlife.

Vietnam on alert for smugglers after deadly snakes found on trainupdated: Mon May 30 2011 11:38:00

Vietnamese authorities are on alert for animal smugglers after four bags of deadly snakes were found on a train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, according to local press reports.

Embarking on 'TrekEast'updated: Mon Apr 18 2011 02:01:00

Conservationist John Davis talks about 'TrekEast,' his 5,000-mile journey up the east coast visiting the nations wildlands.

Penguin rescue operation under way after south Atlantic oil spillupdated: Sun Apr 03 2011 18:30:00

On an island chain located halfway between Africa and Argentina, local authorities say a massive penguin rescue operation is under way.

Huge penguin rescue operation under wayupdated: Sun Apr 03 2011 18:30:00

Rescuers try saving tens of thousands of Northern Rockhopper penguins after an oil spill in the south Atlantic.

People.com: Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Have Family Time in Namibiaupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 08:48:00

The couple and their kids spend the holiday at an animal preserve in Africa

Tow vessel pulling disabled freighter to reach Alaskan harbor Tuesdayupdated: Sun Dec 05 2010 14:33:00

Rescuers towing a giant disabled freighter in frigid Alaskan waters were attempting to avoid bad weather on Sunday, a move that will delay its arrival in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, the Coast Guard said.

Rhino GPS thwarts poachersupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 13:04:00

Conservationists fight back against poachers using satellites. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.

Cameras capture decline in biodiversityupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 05:39:00

A new picture index is helping scientists monitor long-term trends in rare animal species around the world using strategically placed remote cameras.

Does paying to protect the environment work?updated: Sun Aug 29 2010 23:47:00

One of the biggest dilemmas for conservationists is that preserving the environment often conflicts with the needs of the poorest communities who live there.

Reclusive primate caught on camera for first timeupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 10:15:00

Wildlife researchers in Sri Lanka have photographed one of the world's most reclusive primates for the first time.

Saving one of Europe's treasuresupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 06:25:00

CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports on a conservationist who won a landmark victory in Poland.

Businesses can profit from 'natural capital'updated: Tue Jul 13 2010 02:21:00

It's not just animals and plants that can flourish by protecting biodiversity but the bottom line of businesses, according to a new report.

Protecting the gorillasupdated: Thu May 13 2010 08:27:00

Conservationist Eugene Rutagarama describes to CNN's David McKenzie his first experience with gorillas.

U.N. report: Eco-systems at 'tipping point'updated: Mon May 10 2010 13:33:00

The world's eco-systems are at risk of "rapid degradation and collapse" according to a new United Nations report.

African Voices: Lawrence Anthonyupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 03:02:00

Conservationist and author Lawrence Anthony owns a game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, but his love for animals stretches Africa's borders.

Lawrence Anthony: The all-action conservationistupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 03:02:00

Lawrence Anthony is an all-action conservationist. The 60-year-old South African grew up in small towns in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia and developed an affinity with nature from an early age.

Rare rhino pregnancy fuels hope for endangered speciesupdated: Sat Feb 20 2010 07:15:00

When the news came, animal conservationist Susie Ellis was ecstatic. This wasn't just an extraordinary pregnancy, but hope for the survival of a vanishing species.

Adopt-a-tigerupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 05:52:00

The Indonesian government is considering a controversial plan to place endangered tigers in private homes.

Indonesia considers adopt-a-tiger schemeupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 05:52:00

A male Sumatran tiger rears up against the bars of his cage, roaring. Even in captivity these creatures still remind us of their awesome power.

Whale activists say their catamaran was sunk by Japanese vesselupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 10:30:00

Anti-whaling activists are accusing a Japanese boat of destroying their vessel Wednesday by ramming into it during a skirmish in the Southern Ocean.

Reporter's notebook: Palm oil production devastating Sumatran forestsupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 09:36:00

As we drive through central Sumatra, what looks like a scene from some apocalyptic movie where an unknown force has obliterated all life on earth unfolds before us.

Palm oil problemupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 09:36:00

CNN's Arwa Damon goes to the Indonesian island of Sumatra to look at some of the problems of palm oil production.

Photos capture plundering of Earth's resourcesupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 04:39:00

Last year's inaugural Prix Pictet photography award for environmental sustainability produced a stunning shortlist of photos.

Climate change proposal would revolutionize value of forestsupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 12:02:00

The world's tropical forests are disappearing, and one reason is simple economics: People, companies and governments earn more by logging, mining or farming places such as the Amazon jungle than by conserving them.

Maya nut changes lives while aiding the rain forestupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 13:12:00

In the rain forests of Central America grows the nutrient-rich Maya nut. The marble-sized seed can be prepared to taste like mashed potatoes, chocolate or coffee. To those who stumble upon the nuts on the ground, they're free for the taking.

CNN Heroes: Erika Vohmanupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 13:12:00

CNN Hero Erika Vohman is improving the lives of women in Central America by teaching them about their native Maya nut.

New population of endangered orangutans foundupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 04:35:00

Conservationists have found a new population of orangutans in a steep, mountainous corner of Indonesia -- a discovery that significantly adds to the number of the endangered red-haired primates.

Report lists America's 10 most endangered riversupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 10:17:00

Rivers are the arteries of our infrastructure. Flowing from highlands to the sea, they breathe life into ecosystems and communities.

Rare dolphins discovered deep in jungleupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 08:17:00

The Irrawaddy, one of the world's rarest species of freshwater dolphins, have been found in surprisingly large numbers deep in the waterlogged jungles of Bangladesh.

'Python Patrol' targets giant snakes of South Floridaupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 13:49:00

Juan Lopez reads meters with one eye and looks for snakes with the other. Lopez is a member of the "Python Patrol," a team of utility workers, wildlife officials, park rangers and police trying to keep Burmese pythons from gaining a foothold in the Florida Keys.

Pythons on the moveupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 13:49:00

Burmese pythons are making a land grab and there's only one way to stop them. CNN's John Zarrella reports.

Papua New Guinea gets first conservation areaupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 05:05:00

It's a country where tribal divisions and allegiances are deep-seated and has more than 700 native tongues, but with the help of conservation groups local communities and the government of Papua New Guinea have come together to create the country's first national conservation area.

Tiny house, tiny footprintupdated: Sun Dec 07 2008 22:40:00

The "small house movement" aims to reduce carbon footprints by reducing home size. CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports

Urban densification: Creating space to liveupdated: Sun Dec 07 2008 22:40:00

How much space do we need to live happily?

Time.com: How Climate Change Will Impact Animalsupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 15:00:00

By creating reserves, researchers have given animals the safehouses they need to thrive. But as climate change encroaches on that territory, they'll need escape routes to survive

Report: Mammals threatenedupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 07:44:00

Nearly a fourth of the world's mammals are endangered, says an international conservation group IUCN. CNN's Al Goodman reports.

Flight of the penguins: Rescuers return wayward birds homeupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 17:21:00

Flying penguins are unusual. Especially when they fly on a C-130 Hercules military plane.

Rescued penguins returned to seaupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 17:21:00

Penguins rehabilitated with the help of the International Fund for Animal Welfare are released back into the sea.

Time.com: Group Seeks Protection for Ugly New England Fishupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 13:00:00

A ferocious-looking denizen of the deep that can gobble up whole urchins and crabs in a few swift chomps needs protection, according to a petition filed with the federal government

'Mythical' animal finally poses for cameraupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 09:28:00

Rare images of an African animal so elusive that it was once believed to be mythical have been released.

Blog: 'The bachelor' in Cambodiaupdated: Sun Sep 07 2008 22:15:00

When you first meet Dara, you can't help but fall for him.

Time.com: EPA Vetoes Delta Flood Control Proj.updated: Tue Sep 02 2008 15:00:00

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday all but killed a federal plan nearly seven decades in the making to build the world's largest water pump in the Mississippi Delta

Ex-bank goes 'green'updated: Mon Aug 04 2008 22:55:00

A former bank building is transformed into an eco-friendly office that pushes a different kind of "green."

Time.com: Soil Now Gone, Floods Keep Hurtingupdated: Sun Jul 27 2008 19:00:00

UK navy denies blame for dead dolphinsupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 13:03:00

The British Royal Navy rejected claims Wednesday that one of its vessels using sonar could have caused 26 dolphins to fatally strand themselves in shallow water off the southwest coast of England.

Time.com: Playing Climate Change Catch-Upupdated: Sun Jun 01 2008 17:00:00

Global warming is not a problem for the future. We're already feeling the catastrophic effects today. Question is, is it too late to do anything about it?

Time.com: Major Land Deal Made in Calif.updated: Fri May 09 2008 20:00:00

A group of environmentalists and the owners of a large stretch of wilderness have reached a deal that would set aside the largest parcel of land for conservation in California history

Killings of mountain gorillas in Congo prompt U.N. probeupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 10:39:00

The shooting deaths of four mountain gorillas -- three females and an alpha male silverback -- are prompting a United Nations agency to send a mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Villagers protect gorillasupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 10:39:00

Once their enemy, Rwandan villagers now seek to protect their gorilla neighbors. ITN's Neil Connery reports.

Wyoming wealth vs. wildlifeupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 10:25:00

Is the natural gas boom in Wyoming helping the economy at the expense of wildlife? CNN.com's Ashley Fantz reports

Energy, wealth and wildlife: Wyoming looks for harmonyupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 10:25:00

Call it modern horse-trading. Balancing the nation's energy needs with its interests in protecting wildlife and habitats.

Time.com: Changing the White Face of the Green Movementupdated: Sun Mar 23 2008 13:50:00

A lead scientist at the Nature Conservancy makes the case that, for lasting success, environmentalists need to protect and foster the diversity in their own ranks

Time.com: India Grapples with Its Gamesupdated: Sun Mar 23 2008 13:00:00

In the shadow of the Beijing Olympics, New Delhi's preparations to stage the 2010 Commonwealth Games are floundering

Time.com: Groups to Sue for Polar Bear Protectionupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 09:00:00

Three conservation groups notified the federal government Wednesday they intend to sue to get polar bears listed as a threatened species due to global warming

Time.com: India's Jobless to Sterilize Monkeysupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 12:00:00

A northern Indian state said Thursday it planned to use unemployed youths to sterilize monkeys to try to combat aggressive primates who have been raiding farms

Fortune: A (sustainable) fish storyupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 14:25:00

At Hook, a Washington, D.C., seafood restaurant, there's no Chilean sea bass, bluefin tuna or grouper on the menu. You can't order asparagus in the fall, or strawberries in winter.

Time.com: Gorillas in the Crossfireupdated: Sat Oct 13 2007 10:00:00

The civil war in Congo has cut off the rare silverback mountain gorilla from the conservationists who are trying to save it

Time.com: Global Warming: Bad News for Gnusupdated: Tue Oct 09 2007 10:00:00

The rainy season in Africa has led to the drowning of 10,000 wildebeest, one percent of the animals on the continent

Eagles under new threatupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 03:05:00

Eagles under new threat

Bald eagle soars off endangered listupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 03:05:00

The bald eagle, America's national symbol, is flying high after spending three decades in recovery. On Thursday, the government took the eagle off the Endangered Species Act's "threatened" list.

Time.com: Is Border Security Bad for Nature?updated: Wed May 30 2007 08:15:00

Some say strict measures endanger ecosystems, but others say those concerns are excuses for pro-immigrant sentiment

Turtles in race to beat extinctionupdated: Mon Apr 23 2007 08:30:00

The tortoise famously beat the hare, but now conservationists are turning to racing turtles in a bid to raise awareness and learn more about the plight of one of the planet's oldest species.

Man races world's fastest catupdated: Fri Apr 13 2007 08:10:00

It sounded like a joke from the start -- an almost primeval joke. Come watch a 100-meter race on a grass track pitting the world's fastest land mammal, the cheetah, against one of Africa's fastest human beings.

Half of magnolias face extinctionupdated: Mon Apr 09 2007 05:14:00

Up to half of the world's magnolia species are in danger of extinction, according to a new study by conservationists.

Polar bears may get protectionupdated: Wed Dec 27 2006 17:15:00

Polar bears may be listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act because of a loss of habitat that jeopardizes their survival, the Interior secretary said Wednesday.

FSB: Innovative ways to cut energy costsupdated: Thu Sep 21 2006 05:55:00

With energy costs rising and poised to stay stratospheric, small companies are finding innovative ways -- beyond solar panels and ski hats -- to cut their electricity bills.

Fortune: Tapping into the growing reduction marketupdated: Wed Sep 06 2006 10:10:00

Here's some good news about energy conservation: Americans are a lot more efficient than we used to be.

Irwin's death caught on videotapeupdated: Mon Sep 04 2006 23:26:00

"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, the Australian naturalist killed by a stingray on Monday, was filmed removing a poisonous barb from his chest just before he died, according to news reports.

Irwin died 'doing what he loved'updated: Mon Sep 04 2006 18:29:00

Tributes from around the world are flowing in for Steve Irwin, the enthusiastic Australian "Crocodile Hunter" who enthralled audiences around the world with his wildlife adventures.

Fortune: The green machineupdated: Mon Jul 31 2006 14:00:00

"Doesn't it feel good to have this kind of commitment made by the company that you are part of? Don't you feel proud?"

New designation of Hawaiian waters stirs controversyupdated: Fri Jun 16 2006 19:12:00

It is a monument like no other -- 1,400 miles long and 100 miles wide.

Snow leopards spotted on top of worldupdated: Mon May 23 2005 12:03:00

For the first time in more than 40 years, scientists have spotted the elegant and endangered snow leopard on the southern slopes of Mount Everest.

No day at the beachupdated: Thu Jan 20 2005 16:40:00

Imagine returning from vacation with tales of excavating mummies in the Atacama Desert in Chile or tracing the history of the planet's fresh water back nearly 20,000 years in Mongolia's Gobi Desert.

Efforts under way to contain Alaska oil spill updated: Sat Dec 11 2004 17:03:00

Authorities struggled Saturday against adverse weather conditions to determine the extent of an oil spill from a Malaysia-flagged cargo vessel that foundered in frigid waters off Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

Big prize for ideas to help marine mammals, fishing fleetsupdated: Thu May 06 2004 13:13:00

From sea turtles to whales to dolphins and birds, hundreds of thousands of animals die each year because they become entangled in fishing gear.

Bush, Kerry vie for environmental spotlightupdated: Thu Apr 22 2004 11:40:00

Marking Earth Day, President Bush unveiled a wetlands protection plan on Thursday, but Democratic rival John Kerry questioned Bush's environmental credentials.

Fortune: A Tree Grows On Wall Street We all know the environment is a precious commodity. So naturally the next step is to trade it.updated: Mon Nov 27 2000 00:01:00

Imagine a new financial market--let's call it the Conservation Exchange. Here, global moguls and Miami retirees alike could invest in new commodities based on the day-to-day labor of trees, rivers,...

Fortune: From Intel to the Amazon Gordon Moore's Incredible Journeyupdated: Mon Apr 26 1999 00:01:00

There are seven of us dragging our luggage through the airport in Rio de Janeiro, preparing to board the first of three planes that will eventually deposit us on a bumpy grass landing strip in the ...

Fortune: Exxon's crude reckoningupdated: Mon Aug 05 1985 00:01:00

In the largest judgment against an oil company for violating price controls during the 1970s, a Washington federal appeals court ruled that Exxon must pay the U.S. government $900 million for overc...

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