Florida Citrus Growers Face an Urban Future
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Kevin Bouffard, The Ledger
Florida's farmers and ranchers will have to find other sources of revenue from their land if they hope to survive in an increasingly urban state. Fortunately, the state's rapid urbanization also offers opportunities for other revenue sources in the form of "green payments" for conserving land in an environmentally friendly manner.
Law Requires Use of Biodiesel in Illinois State Vehicles
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Laura Girresch, Belleville News-Democrat
A new Illinois law will require state and local governments, school districts, universities, community colleges and mass transit agencies to fuel their diesel vehicles with 2 percent biodiesel.
Mauritania's Poor Remain Convinced They'll Get No Share of Oil Wealth
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Nafi Diouf, Associated Press
This country hasn't even started exporting oil yet, and already some Mauritanians are demanding a share of the hoped-for profits.
USDA To Allow 'Organic' Label on Cosmetics
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Frank Green, The San Diego Union-Tribune
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps and other natural-cosmetics companies have won their fight against the government for the right to stamp the "USDA Organic" label on lip balms and body lotions.
Coca-Cola, Ford, 3M, 68 Other Facilities Commit to Environmental Improvements Beyond Current Regulatory Requirements
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA
EPA announced 71 facilities from 29 states and Puerto Rico as new or renewing members in a program rewarding facilities that voluntarily exceed regulatory requirements.
SmartWood Program Certifies First U.S. National Park
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com
The Rainforest Alliance's SmartWood program has awarded the first Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification of a national park to Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller (MBR) National Historical Park, making it only the second U.S. federal land to receive such certification.
Deadly Tsunami Reached Around the Globe
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
Last year's Sumatra tsunami focused its death and destruction on the lands around the Indian Ocean, but the great wave traveled around the world and was recorded as far away as Peru and northeastern Canada.
NEXRAD Waterfowl: Conservation at the Speed of Light
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Craig Springer, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The next generation of wildlife biologists is using a tool to help manage waterfowl, and migratory birds in general. It's the same tool you might rely on hoping to see tomorrow's sky will be dark, blustery and gray. It's NEXRAD Doppler radar.
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August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - the Environmental News Network
Powered by ENN's ground-breaking FLIMP technology, ENN TV will bring environmental news, messages, and stories to audiences via the web beginning September 15. For environmentally focused businesses and non-profit organizations, ENN TV will offer a powerful means of reaching out to the public through a revolutionary new medium.
Fire and Water Sweep Through Europe in Summer of Extreme Weather
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Danica Kirka, Associated Press
Fire and floods have engulfed Europe this summer, as a relentless drought in Spain and Portugal transformed swaths of woodland into a massive tinderbox and torrential rains carved a trail of destruction through alpine valleys and Balkan villages.