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EU Considers Suspending U.S. Corn Gluten Imports in Biotech Dispute
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Ames, Associated Press

The European Union is considering suspending imports of corn gluten animal feed from the United States worth 347 million euros ($450 million) a year after shipments of an unauthorized genetically modified corn were sent to the EU, a spokesman said Monday.

Global-Warming Experts Address 100 Loggers
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Some experts say global warming is changing wooded regions across the nation, and Northwest timber industry workers are among those following the phenomenon amid concern it could eventually affect their livelihoods.

Japanese Whaling Ships Leave for Controversial Research Hunt off Northern Coast
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Six ships left a port in northern Japan on Monday for a whale hunt in an offshore research program that critics have denounced as a cover for commercial whaling.

On Beyond Organic: Organic Marijuana
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

About two months ago, California's Mendocino County petitioned the state to allow regulation and certification of organic marijuana farms.

In Latin America, a New Gold Rush Runs into Opposition over Strip Mines, Cyanide
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

A surge in world gold prices is attracting U.S. and Canadian companies eager for another crack at the Latin American lodes that once enriched the Old World. But their modern-day methods -- strip mines and cyanide-based refining -- are meeting fierce resistance.

Sheep and Insects to Help Kill Exotic Weeds in Arizona Forests
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Ananda Shorey, Associated Press

Three of Arizona's national forests will soon be providing a smorgasbord for weevils, flies, moths, beetles and sheep. The critters are expected to be sent in as early as this summer to munch on dangerous and invasive weeds that are harming endangered and threatened native plants and wildlife.

Alternatives to Ozone-Depleting Chemicals also Contributing to Climate Change, U.N. Says
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Bradley S. Klapper, Associated Press

Alternatives to ozone-depleting chemicals in products like pesticides and aerosols are also contributing to climate change, according to a U.N. report released Monday.

U.N. Meeting Tackles 'Silent Humanitarian Crisis'
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press

A high-level U.N. meeting is trying to tackle what a senior U.N. official called the world's "silent humanitarian crisis" -- dirty water, poor sanitation and slums.

Adobe House Designed To Be Self-Sufficient
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Rosalie Rayburn, Albuquerque Journal

A Los Angeles entrepreneur who divides his time between Taos and the West Coast has created what he calls a prototype for sustainable-energy homes of the future.

Neighbors Challenge Tyson Food Poultry Plant's Air Quality
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Gillian May-Lian Wee, The Charlotte (NC) Observer

Ralph Moorefield lives in a pretty brick house in Harmony that befits the town's name. But he complains that a stench from a nearby poultry plant makes it hard to breathe.

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