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France Steps up Water Curbs as Drought Intensifies
July 12, 2005 12:00 AM - David Evans, Reuters

France extended water rationing to more than half the country on Monday as its worst drought in decades intensified and farmers said food output might suffer.

Singapore Opens Fourth Recycling Plant to Turn Sewage into Water
July 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Singapore on Tuesday opened its fourth recycling plant designed to turn sewage into water, as part of the water-scarce island nation's move to self-sufficiency.

On Beyond Organic: GMO Legal Battles
July 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Last year, California’s Mendocino County passed legislation banning the planting of Genetically Modified (GM) crops within its borders. Trinity and Sonoma Counties quickly followed suit. Join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network as we learn about the latest battles over GMO legislation in the US and worldwide.

Hollywood Could Help Save Madagascan Forests
July 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Cocks, Reuters

The hit movie "Madagascar" has raised hopes that its namesake island will benefit from higher tourist visits, which could encourage locals to conserve rainforests considered among the world's most pristine and rare.

Reading, Writing & Human Experimentation -- A Guest Commentary
July 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Brandon Stirling Baker

California law today allows pesticides that have not received full health, stability and efficacy tests to be used on school campuses. I'm 17 years old, and I'd like to live way past 18.

EarthNews Radio:
July 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

There is a significant movement in the finance world known as "socially responsible investing"; that is, investors who look for business opportunities that have a positive impact on the earth as well as the bottom line.

Salamander Species Has Deformities
July 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The hellbender salamander's numbers continue to decline, and wildlife officials say more are showing up with unexplained deformities.

Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp Set Farm Aid 20
July 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Conlon, Reuters

Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp announced plans Monday for Farm Aid No. 20, with an emphasis on saving family farms by creating demands for organic food and alternative energy sources.

As Landfills Close in Big Cities, Garbage Travels Farther
July 12, 2005 12:00 AM - David B. Caruso, Associated Press

The trains that rumble from the Harlem River rail yard in the South Bronx are sealed tight, but there is no mistaking what lies inside them. The stench gives it away. The trains, some a mile long, are filled with garbage.

Richardson: Local Leaders Must Lead Fight on Global Warming
July 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Thiessen, Associated Press

Former U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson urged mayors from across the nation Monday to take the lead in fighting global warming. "If we wait around for the Congress to ... take steps that are going to be significant, we are not going to address this problem," said Richardson, a Democrat who served in the Clinton administration and is now New Mexico's governor.

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