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Farmer Has Carved Out a Niche for Survival: Community Supported Agriculture
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Lois Caliri, The Roanoke Times

Polly Hieser lives off the land with the help of an unusual business concept -- attracting advance buyers to her unplanted crops. They agree to purchase in bulk and to volunteer in helping with the harvest. It may not be a concept familiar to young Future Farmers of America types, but it works for her.

Growth Endangers Horse Culture
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Darla Martin Tucker, The Business Press

The Redlands area acreage that comprises an Arabian horse breeding and boarding business and a flourishing orange grove is now the coveted target of property developers.

African Leaders Convene First Regional Forum To Explore Market-Based Conservation Strategies
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

A diverse group of government, business, policy, community, civil society organizations and academic leaders today announced the beginning of a long-term cooperative effort to develop ecosystem services markets aimed at combating environmental degradation and poverty in Africa.

Clinton Global Initiative Event to be Carbon Neutral
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

GreenOrder, Inc., a New York-based environmental strategy and marketing firm, announced today that it is working as a partner organization with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), organized by former President Bill Clinton, to offset CGI’s greenhouse gas impact and make it “carbon neutral."

EarthNews Radio: Edible Forest Gardens
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

"Edible forest gardens" actually do not have to be very large. Jerry Kay spoke to Dave Jacke, the author of Edible Forest Gardens.

Protecting New Orleans from Future Floods To Cost Billions, Take Decades
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Crenson, Associated Press

Given enough money, engineers agree that they could eventually build a system of levees and other flood control structures sufficient to protect New Orleans from another Katrina or even a stronger hurricane. But it would cost billions, and the work might not be completed for up to 30 years.

Biologists Encouraged by Ferrets' Progress
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wildlife biologists believe that black-footed ferrets released into the wilds of Colorado are thriving -- and breeding -- as the state tries to build a self-sustaining population of the mammal considered to be the rarest in North America.

Mississippi Begins Katrina Cleanup, but Where Will the Garbage Go?
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press

In a sandy construction site on the outskirts of town, more than a dozen trucks wait for their chance to unload tree limbs and feed a huge bonfire that will burn from dawn until dusk every day for months.

Ecuador Concerned by Colombia's Herbicide Use
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Ecuador asked the United Nations Sunday to pursue research on the threat to health of a herbicide used by Colombia to wipe out coca -- the raw material for cocaine -- grown along their shared border.

U.N. Estimates that 2005 Ozone Hole Will Probably Be Slightly Smaller than All-Time High of 2003
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Uta Harnischfeger, Associated Press

The hole in the ozone layer this year will probably be slightly smaller than the all-time largest of 2003, signaling that depletion is still occurring but possibly at a slower rate, a U.N. agency said.

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