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'Clean Coal' Push Concerns Environmental Activists
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazeztte

Coalfield state environmentalists are concerned that the latest push for new "clean coal" plants is ignoring the impact of large-scale mining on mountains, forests, streams and nearby communities.

Colorado Energy Groups Team To Find Way To Store Energy Created by Wind Farms
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post

Two big players in Colorado energy are searching for a way to store the energy generated by wind farms. In a pilot program, Xcel Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory plan to use wind power to create hydrogen fuel.

Coca-Cola, Ford Issue Sustainability Reports
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Two corporate giants, Ford and Coca-Cola, released their sustainability reports this week.

Whole Foods Market Establishes Whole Planet Foundation
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Whole Foods Market, the natural and organic foods supermarket company, will donate five percent of total company sales from United States, Canada and the United Kingdom on October 25th to entrepreneurial opportunities for the poor through the newly-created Whole Planet Foundation.

Brazil Races Supplies to Towns Stranded by Amazon Drought
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Muello, Associated Press

Military ships and cargo planes loaded with food raced Monday to supply Amazon River communities stranded by drought, while sporadic rains raised hopes that the worst dry spell in decades could be ending.

Alabama's Rivers in Fast Decline
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Mike Linn, Montgomery Advertiser

Jim Graham likes canoeing in Alabama's rivers and streams. Swimming, however, is a different story. The water is too dirty, the Montgomery resident said, and he isn't sure about the "foam" he sees on the top of the water while he paddles down the Locus Fork, a branch of the Black Warrior River near Birmingham.

EU Says It Will Not Weaken Drive for Action on Climate Change
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Britain insisted Monday that the European Union must work with a wide range of countries to combat climate change, but said a flexible approach to win partners would not weaken the bloc's determination to tackle the problem.

On Beyond Organic Radio: Meet the Bioneers
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Ever heard of the “Declaration of Inter- dependence?” How about the age of “Eco-logical Enlightenment?” For biological pioneers or “Bioneers” these are the philosophies they’ve patterned their life and work around.

Cameroon Bids To Win Back Apes from South Africa Zoo
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Tansa Musa, Reuters

Cameroon is launching a bid to negotiate the return of four endangered gorillas whose fate has infuriated wildlife protection groups since the animals were smuggled via Malaysia to a South African zoo.

China Announces Plan To Use Desalination To Combat Water Shortages
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China plans to use desalinated seawater to combat water shortages in coastal areas, producing up to 1 billion liters (250 million gallons) of water per day by 2010, a news report said Tuesday.

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