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Biden Announces $5 Billion Tax Credit for Clean Energy Manufacturing

Biden Announces $5 Billion Tax Credit for Clean Energy Manufacturing

At a Middle Class Task Force meeting today which focused on manufacturing, Vice President Joe Biden announced the administration’s support for up to $5 billion in additional funding for a successful Recovery Act program that will accelerate job growth in Clean Energy Manufacturing.

Message of MĂ©rida: Saving Wild Places Will Save the Planet

Message of MĂ©rida: Saving Wild Places Will Save the Planet

For the first time in decades, the eggs of endangered sea turtles buried on a small strip of Nicaraguan beach will not be collected and sold in local food markets. A program developed by nonprofit Paso Pacífico pays residents up to $2.50 for each turtle hatchling that reaches the surf — almost 10 times what they would have brought from the market.

Texas Boot Dealer Jailed for Smuggling Sea Turtle Skins

Texas Boot Dealer Jailed for Smuggling Sea Turtle Skins

DENVER, Colorado, June 2, 2008 (ENS) – Jorge Caraveo of El Paso, Texas, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Denver to serve 18 months in prison for his participation in the sale and smuggling of sea turtle and other exotic skins and skin products into the United States from Mexico. Along with the…

Chinese Smugglers Caught With Endangered Sea Turtle Shell

Chinese Smugglers Caught With Endangered Sea Turtle Shell

DENVER, Colorado, January 11, 2008 (ENS) – Guitar picks and violin bows made from the shells of endangered hawksbill sea turtles plus several pounds of raw hawksbill shell sent to the United States from China were intercepted by U.S. authorities, who busted a group of Chinese nationals and charged them with smuggling. Fu Yiner, a…