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Last endangered Mexican porpoises to be rounded up by US Navy-trained dolphins

US Navy-trained dolphins and their handlers will participate in a last-ditch effort to catch the last few dozen of Mexico’s vaquita porpoises to save them from extinction. The trained animals will use their sonar to locate the extremely elusive vaquitas, then surface and advise their handlers. The number of vaquitas, the world’s smallest and most endangered porpoise species, has been …

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JOHN ROGERS – Which States are the Most Energy-Efficient? A “Dramatic Photo Finish,” and a Tie for Top Honors

Some people get excited about fall because of the beautiful foliage, the delightful blend of sunny days and crisp cool nights, and the bountiful harvests of apples and other tasty treats. I love all that, too. But I also enjoy this time of year because it brings the annual assessment of how states are doing on energy efficiency. And this …

German lawmakers call for end to subsidies as nuclear failures continue

Lawmakers in Germany said that an EU agreement for a $25 billion state subsidy by the UK to build a nuclear power station is illegal and should be annulled, in another twist in Europe’s nuclear energy farce. The German Bundestag’s Economic and Energy Committee took evidence on the European Commission’s approval of $25 billion worth of state aid for the …