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.

Food Co-op Hopes for Global Success
April 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Jennifer Gish, York (PA) Daily Record

Cheesesteaks sizzled in an electric skillet and bite-sized samples of brie were stabbed with toothpicks at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture offices in Harrisburg Wednesday.

Shell to Reroute Pipelines in Russian Far East Oil Project over Gray Whale Fears
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Alex Nicholson, Associated Press

Royal Dutch/Shell said Wednesday it would reroute planned pipelines at its oil and gas project off the Russian Pacific island of Sakhalin, bowing to environmentalists' demands who said the pipelines passed too close to the feeding grounds of the endangered gray whale.

Lawsuits Challenge Critical Habitat Designation for 42 Species
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

A legal foundation has filed twin federal lawsuits challenging federal protections for 42 species -- 15 of which live only in shallow seasonal pools across much of California and in far southern Oregon.

Envirocare Looking to Expand its Operation
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune

Envirocare of Utah is seeking permission to expand its operations onto 536 acres of land it purchased from a potential competitor when the business changed hands two months ago.

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