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EarthNews Radio: Master Gardeners International Conference
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Do you want to hone your gardening skills, and gain knowledge about the craft from some of the world's master gardeners? There's a conference you can attend in Canada this summer to do just that.

Sierra Club Members Reject Policy Change Advocating Immigration Limits
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Kim Curtis, Associated Press

Sierra Club members Monday flatly rejected a change in the group's policies that would have advocated reducing immigration to the United States as a way to protect the environment.

Coleman Natural Foods Announces Natural Product Line for Conventional Grocery Retailers
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Coleman Natural Foods, the largest natural meat company in the United States, announced today that it is offering a new line of all natural beef, poultry, lamb, pork and sausage products to the conventional grocery channel.

Ranchers Anticipate Grazing Rule Announcement
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Mikkel Pates, Agweek Magazine

Keith Winter is looking forward to May 20 with trepidation. That's the day a government report on the future rules for livestock grazing in the Dakota Prairie Grasslands will be announced in Bismarck, N.D.

China Eyes Turbines at Sea to Boost Wind Power
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wind turbines stationed up to 50 km (30 miles) offshore and in waters up to 30 metres deep could be a key part of China's renewable energy programme in two or three decades, a senior industry official said on Monday.

Oregon Might Brand Lumber with Green Seal of Approval
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Milstein, The Oregonian

If Oregon is so well-known for its forests, could it offer its own brand of lumber? That's what the Oregon Department of Forestry is asking. State leaders are investigating the possibility of seeking environmental certification for Oregon forests, a kind of green seal of approval that might help set the state's wood apart and compete in a changing market

EarthNews Radio: PBS Series "Strange Days on Planet Earth"
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

PBS has been presenting an impressive number of science and nature programs in April. One new series, National Geographic's "Strange Days on Planet Earth," documents some of the odd things going on the natural world in our time.

Office Products from Recycled Material
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Recycling is a daily practice for many Americans. However there are two parts to the recycling equation.

Safety of Nuclear Power Plants Remains Emotional Issue in Energy Debate
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Henry, The Blade

Nuclear power provides a fifth of America's electricity. It provides close to all of the power in France and Japan. China, now one of the most rapidly developing nations, has announced plans to build nuclear plants in its country at a pace of nearly one every two years for the next two decades.

Home Vehicle Refueling Becomes a Convenient Alternative
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Mateja, Chicago Tribune

With the first natural gas refueling stations now available for home garages, Honda has begun selling a limited number of natural-gas-powered Civic GX cars to retail customers in California.

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