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Honduran Activist Priest Says He'll Use Environmental Prize Money to Build Ecology Center
April 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Freddy Cuevas, Associated Press

A Roman Catholic priest who has been awarded an environmental prize for his work to achieve reforms in the forestry industry said Monday he will use the money to build an ecological center where he can continue his work.

Farm-State Lawmakers, Others Want Congress to Require a Bigger Boost in Ethanol
April 19, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Corn-based ethanol is being pumped into more gas tanks every year, and farm-state senators and a majority of governors want an even greater flow. They say an energy bill Republicans are pushing through the House this week does not go far enough to replace foreign oil with homegrown ethanol.

On Beyond Organic: Earth Day
April 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Earth Day is a great opportunity to reflect, both upon our successes and the challenges which lie ahead. This week, Beyond Organic's guests include the director of Go Organic for Earth Day; filmmakers of "Broken Limbs: Apples, Agriculture and the New American Farmer," and the president of the Earth Day Network, which works with 12,000 organizations in 174 countries.

Venezuela Ecoreserve Says it's Fighting for Survival
April 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Pascal Fletcher, Reuters

After years of campaigning to save jaguars, giant storks and anacondas, Venezuela's best-known ecotourism reserve is fighting for its own survival against a government land reform, its owners said.

Officials Want to Wire Earth for Continuous Readout of Vital Signs
April 19, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Imagine the planet wired for a nearly continuous readout on its vital signs, shared by all. That's the essence of a White House plan announced Monday.

Texas Compost Facility Turns Solid Waste into Rich Dirt
April 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Boggs, Tyler (TX) Morning Telegraph

One man's trash is another's treasure.

Time to Roll Out, Recycle Old Tires
April 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Julie Edgar, Detroit Free Press

Rick Robertson is a longtime student of the School of Every Little Bit Helps.

High Gas Prices Push Car Buyers to Hybrids
April 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph Mann, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Ted Kelley, a private investigator in Boca Raton, is a happy convert to hybrid auto technology.

New Warner Bros. Project at Forest Preserve Gains Environmentalists' Support
April 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Environmentalists are giving the green light to a new Warner Bros. project that involves restoring a popular lake at an Illinois forest preserve.

Gorbachev Calls for Global Treaty Making Access to Water and Basic Sanitation a Human Right
April 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremiah Marquez, Associated Press

Mikhail Gorbachev is pressing world leaders to adopt a treaty guaranteeing clean water and sanitation for their people, a task he says is more daunting than ending the nuclear arms race during the Cold War.

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