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Leatherback sea turtles granted massive protected area along U.S. west coast

The U.S. federal government has designated 108,556 square kilometers (41,914 square miles) as critical habitat for the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), the largest of the world's marine turtles and one of the most endangered.

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Leatherback sea turtles granted massive protected area along U.S. west coast

Story contains video Source: MongaBay, Tue January 24, 2012
The U.S. federal government has designated 108,556 square kilometers (41,914 square miles) as critical habitat for the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), the largest of the world's marine turtles and one of the most endangered.

For Fukushima families, a brief respite from nuclear nightmare

Story contains video Source: MSNBC, Fri August 19, 2011
Americans welcome in Japanese mothers, children whose lives were upended by triple disaster

Whole Foods to label seafood’s sustainability

Source: MSNBC, Tue September 14, 2010
The grocery chain on Monday launched a new color-coded rating program — with the help of Monterey Bay Aquarium and Blue Ocean Institute — that measures the environmental impact of its wild-caught seafood.

Nissan shows off all-electric car at OMSI

Source: Oregon Business News, Wed December 16, 2009
For those who think electric cars are synonymous with golf carts, those who believe they will perpetually be a decade away, and especially those willing to pay to be on the cutting edge of sustainability, Nissan would like you to consider the Leaf.

Amid hard times, an influx in real superheroes

Source: CNN, Sun June 14, 2009
Mr. Ravenblade, Mr. Xtreme, Dark Guardian and hundreds of others. Some with elaborate costumes, others with haphazardly stitched outfits, they are appearing on city streets worldwide watching over the populace like Superman watched over Metropolis and Batman over Gotham City.

Cherry juice could be the new sports drink after scientists found it helps ease pain after running

Source: Telegraph, Sat May 30, 2009
People who drank the unsweetened juice while training for a long distance relay reported much less duress after exercise than those who did not.

News Analysis: Path to healthy oceans wide open following marine protection declaration

Source: Xinhua News, Fri May 15, 2009
Finally, after two years of effort to convince the world that ocean destruction is as much important as climate change effect, the World Ocean Conference (WOC) in Indonesia ended its session by issuing the Manado Ocean Declaration (MOD) on marine environmental protection on Thursday.

No bull: Dairy to be powered by cow manure

Source: MSNBC, Tue April 28, 2009
Oregon's largest dairy will test a new generation of technology that captures methane from cow manure — tapping an underused energy source and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Traffic deaths decline as more people are buckling up

Source: Consumer Reports, Thu April 09, 2009
It’s becoming increasingly safer on the roads.

Obama signs wide-ranging conservation law

Source: Terra Daily, Wed April 01, 2009
Washington, D.C., USA - President Barack Obama signed legislation on Monday expanding and protecting US public parks and wilderness areas from oil and gas development, billed as the largest US conservation measure in more than 15 years.

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