Brazil Approves Law to Legalize Genetically Modified Crops
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Clendenning, Associated Press
Brazilian agribusiness won a key victory after lawmakers cleared the way for rules to permit genetically modified crops and allow Monsanto Co. to sell its popular modified soy seed in Latin America's largest nation, the country's agriculture minister said Thursday.
Cooking Linked to Possible Climate Changes
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
The major source of potentially climate-changing soot in the air over south Asia is home cooking fires, according to a team of Indian and American researchers.
Clean-up To Begin at Canada Mine Near Olympic Site
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Allan Dowd, Reuters
British Columbia launched a $22 million project Thursday to clean the water flowing from a former mine that is one of North America's worst sources of heavy metal pollution.
Forests Could Be Key to Curbing Global Warming
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Effective control of forest fires may prove crucial in the fight against global warming since blazes from Alaska to Indonesia spew out vast amounts of heat-trapping gases, Canadian foresters said on Thursday.
The Week in Review in Business and Industry, February 28-March 4
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
This week in the world of business and industry, we saw the effects of sport and recreation -- a multi-billion dollar industry in the US -- on the environment.
Forest Advocates are Sharply at Odds over Logging's Benefits, Perils
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Diane Dietz, The Register-Guard
A new pro-logging stance among some conservationists has opened a rift in Lane County's environmental community that is likely to emerge in public during the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference this week at the University of Oregon.
Panel Seeks to Put Organic Loophole Out to Pasture
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Martin, Chicago Tribune
Henry Perkins, an organic dairy farmer from Maine, brought a sign to Washington that read "Let Them Eat Grass."
Planners Vote Against Wal-Mart in Columbus, Georgia
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Tony Adams, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Plans to develop a Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Midland area of Columbus met with resistance at Wednesday's Planning Advisory Commission meeting.
February US Hybrid Sales Second-Strongest Ever
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Green Car Congress
Sales of hybrids in the US in February jumped back over the 10,000 unit mark.
AEP Gets Nod to Purchase Wind Power
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Russell Ray, Tulsa World
An agreement that calls for AEP-PSO to buy power from a wind farm planned near Lawton was approved Wednesday by state regulators.