GM Rolls Out World's First Fuel-Cell Truck
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Ben Dobbin, Associated Press

General Motors Corp. rolled out the world's first drivable fuel cell truck Friday and handed over the keys to an exacting patron: the Army.

Scientist Sees 'Collision Course' with Agricultural Manure Issue
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Henry, The Toledo (OH) Blade

Great Lakes research was the dominant theme of the Ohio Academy of Science's 114th annual meeting at Bowling Green State University yesterday, generating a familiar A-to-Z discussion of issues ranging from algae to zebra mussels.

'Harry Potter' Publisher Pledges U.K. Print Run on Recycled Paper
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM -

J.K. Rowling's publisher Bloomsbury announced that the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince will be printed on 30% Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper.

Oil Platforms May Be Used for Fish Farms
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Thousands of oil and natural gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico could be converted into deep-sea fish farms raising red snapper, mahi mahi, yellow fin tuna and flounder, under a plan backed by the Bush administration.

Windmills Blow Ill for Birds
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Manor, Chicago Tribune

As Illinois pushes for clean energy from the wind, questions remain about the environmental effects of the giant wind turbines now emerging on the state's farmlands.

Farmers Forced to Find Alternatives to Traditional Crops for Livelihood
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Linda McNatt, The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

Virginia and North Carolina farmers are struggling as two of their major cash crops -- tobacco and peanuts -- disappear from the landscape due to declining markets and low prices.

Farmers Feel Bite as Rising Fuel Prices Push Fertilizer Costs Up
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Clayton, Omaha (NE) World-Herald

Farmers applying fertilizer in advance of planting this year have encountered sticker shock.

Ford Motor Co. to Prepare Climate Risk Report
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM -

As a result of a shareholder resolution filed with the Ford Motor Co., the country's second largest automaker has announced it will issue a first-of-its-kind comprehensive report later this year.

For Small Farms and Garden Entrepreneurs, Challenges Abound
April 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Many of the challenges that the gardening enthusiast will face are mirrored by the challenges of small farms. Even if you don't sell your wares, you have to buy many of the same supplies that businesses buy. And of course if you're gardening has taken on a scope big enough that you're selling the fruits of your labor at farmers' markets, you've likely confronted some of the business-related hurdles already.

Sap's Rising but Maple Syrup is Year-Round Melt-in-Mouth Asset
April 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Maple sugaring season is a favorite time for students at the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) in Montpelier, a time when this natural and flavorful ingredient is literally flowing in their back yard.

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