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Utah’s non-floating fantasy home has green windows

In addition to its whimsical, sherbet-tinted appeal, Bangerter Homes’ reproduction of the floating abode featured in Pixar’s ‘Up’ boasts energy-efficient windows with recycled sawdust frames. [...]

Low-level radiation in Europe still a mystery

Sources of the radiation could range from power plants to nuclear submarines to radioactive pharmaceuticals. [...]

Giraffes in the Philippines: A dictator’s legacy

Funding, threats from locals and inbreeding threaten to undermine the unique tropical habitat for the African animals. [...]

Progress seen in fixing Brazil oil spill

Incident is expected to increase scrutiny of Brazil’s burgeoning oil industry. [...]

Will this year’s Leonid meteor shower be a boom or a bust?

A particularly bright third quarter moon is expected to obscure some of the shower on Thursday. [...]

Obama: Cutting CO2 helps economy

During an official visit Down Under, Obama praises Australia’s new carbon pollution law, calling it a ‘bold strategy’ that’s ‘good for our economies.’ [...]

Dutch fall out of love with windmills

Faced with cutting its budget deficit, the government says offshore wind power is too expensive and that it cannot afford to subsidize the entire cost. [...]

5 rare cats caught on tape in Indonesia

All of the cats were found in an unprotected forest corridor between the Bukit Tigapuluh forest and the Rimbang Baling Wildlife sanctuary. [...]

Group calls on tuna fisheries for better shark protection

Recommendations for shark safety include new nets and fishing lines and more prohibitive retention rules for fisheries. [...]

Blue retailer gets greener with home energy resource

Best Buy enters the home energy-efficiency game by launching an interactive, info-packed Home Energy Learning Center online and at three brick-and-mortar stores. [...]