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EarthNews Radio: Center for Biodiversity Research and Information
March 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Biodiversity is critical for our survival on Earth. But biodiversity is about more than a mix of plants and animals.

EcoLogic Finance Awarded $465,000 by Skoll Foundation
March 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

EcoLogic Finance has been selected to receive a 2005 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship in the amount of $465,000.

Tons of Experimental Biotech Corn Inadvertently Shipped to Farmers
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Elias, Associated Press

Swiss biotechnology company Syngenta AG said Tuesday it mistakenly sold to farmers an experimental corn seed genetically engineered to resist bugs that was never approved by U.S. regulators, bolstering critics' claims that the industry needs tighter government scrutiny.

Lawsuit Threatened over River
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Virginia Hennessey, The Monterey County Herald

The Elkhorn Slough Coalition has put the Bush administration on notice that it plans to sue two federal agencies and California American Water Co. over the effects of overpumping on the Carmel River.

Dozens of Dolphins Make Surprise Visit to Israeli Port
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Ami Bentov, Associated Press

Dozens of dolphins arched in line out of the polluted waters of Haifa harbor Tuesday, in an unprecedented visit to the crowded Mediterranean port that surprised and delighted researchers.

China Faces Severe Water Shortages, Mounting Rollution Problems, Report Says
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China's already severe water shortages are worsening due to heavy pollution of lakes and aquifers and urban development projects with a big thirst for water, such as lawns and fountains, state media reported.

Dozens of States Declare Support for Nuclear Power
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Louis Charbonneau, Reuters

Nuclear power can play a key role in the 21st century in helping nations meet their energy needs and reduce the spread of greenhouse gases, a statement backed by nearly all 74 states at a nuclear conference said.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Campaigns for Clean Water
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio helped environmentalists launch an international campaign Tuesday to draw attention to the billion people worldwide who don't have access to clean water.

Canada Unveils Annual Seal Hunt, Blasts Activists
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Canada said Tuesday it would allow 320,000 young seals to be killed this year and lashed out at activists who promise to boycott Canadian seafood products in a bid to stop the hunt.

Drivers Who Subscribe to TerraPass Help to Fund Renewable Sources of Energy
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Akweli Parker, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Karl Ulrich, a proud environmentalist who bikes to work daily, used to fret over what his fuel-thirsty Ford F-150 pickup did to the atmosphere every time he drove from Pennsylvania to property he owns in Vermont.

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