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Research reveals a newly discovered basin under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet scientists say could make the area more vulnerable to collapse and sea levels more likely to rise. Are we at risk of drowning?

Reports of mutant shrimp spawned recent news stories linking Gulf of Mexico shrimping closures to the British Petroleum oil leak of 2010. It turns out the closures are regularly scheduled seasonal occurrences that allow small shrimp to grow to a marketable size.

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced earlier this week a $5-million initiative "to help expand the use of alternative fuel vehicles,” including electric cars.

A group of California teenagers is suing the federal government for endangering the survival of their generation by failing to reduce national emissions of carbon dioxide.

The 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro was history's largest gathering of world leaders and environmentalists.  Maurice Strong, executive secretary of the conference, said, "This is a launching pad, not a quick fix." The leadership of the huge environmental lobbying network in Washington, DC fully realizes this and plan to gear up for sustained warfare on the many issues addressed at the summit.

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