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Two Public Relations Campaigns Pit Wal-Mart against Critics
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Teresa F. Lindeman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pat McCaughtry has felt the temptation to buy tires at Sam's Club for a much cheaper price than at her local tire shop, but she consistently has resisted the urge. That's particularly the case these days, now that she has signed up to host a mid-November screening of a new documentary critical of the warehouse club's owner, Wal-Mart.

Environmental Heroes from Around the World Honored
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Six pioneering environmental initiatives and individuals, including a program to protect endangered parrots in Mexico, the first biologist to study seahorses under water and an organization that brings solar energy to rural areas of Africa, are the newest recipients of the annual Chevron Conservation Awards.

Sara Lee Food & Beverage To Discontinue Wood Pallets; Environmental Benefits Cited
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Sara Lee Food & Beverage, one of the nation's largest consumer packaged goods marketers, today announced that it is transporting all products on pallets from CHEP, the global leader in equipment pooling solutions.

EarthNews Radio: Incorporating Sustainability
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

How can we actually incorporate sustainability in our personal lives? Jerry Kay spoke to Andrés Edward, founder of EduTracks and the Author of The Sustainability Revolution

'View Tax' Triggers Revolt in Rural New Hampshire
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Katharine Webster, Associated Press

The one-room cabin David Bischoff built in a cow pasture three years ago has no electricity, no running water, no phone service and no driveway. What it does have is a wide-open view of nearby hills and distant mountains -- which makes it seven times more valuable than if it had no view, according to the latest townwide property assessment.

Hurricane Wilma Rains Benefit Drought-Prone Cuba, though Some Coffee Crops at Risk
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Rains associated with Hurricane Wilma benefited drought-prone Cuba, filling water reservoirs to 76 percent capacity, the state-run Trabajadores newspaper reported Monday.

Illegal Fish Threaten Wyo. Trout Stream
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Ben Neary, Associated Press

Burbot -- an aggressive, eel-like fish that eat young trout -- have been illegally stocked in a reservoir in southwest Wyoming, and officials say they now pose a threat to some of the state's premier trout water in the upper Green River.

Scientists Try to Explain Crash of Delta
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

Biologists aboard the research vessel Scrutiny sounded the alarm a year ago when their nets came up with the fewest young striped bass and delta smelt since annual surveys began in 1959.

France Engaged in Ambitious Project To Undo the Damage at Mont-Saint-Michel
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Angela Doland, Associated Press

While much of the world worries about how to stop sea levels from rising, engineers in this corner of Normandy are working on a euro220 million (US$260 million) project to do just the opposite: raise tides back up.

Great Salt Lake May Return to Normal Level
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The drought-shrunken Great Salt Lake could be back at its typical level in as few as two or three years, experts say. The U.S. Geological Survey automated gauge has recorded the level at about 4,195.5 feet above sea level for the past three weeks. That translates to a surface area of about 1,000 square miles.

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