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Consumer Reports Launches Website for the Green Consumer
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Consumer Reports, the Yonkers, New York-based consumer-product testing and rating organization, has started a new website geared toward the "green" consumer.

Smithfield Foods Receives Eight Environmental Awards
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Dave Schlek, Daily Press

Executives with Smithfield Foods stood along the Pagan River on Tuesday and remarked how times have changed since 1997 when they faced the largest water pollution fine ever levied against a Virginia company.

FuelCell Energy Power Plant Running on Waste Byproduct to Generate Stable Electricity for Eco-Community
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - CSRWire

FuelCell Energy Inc. today announced that one of its 250-kilowatt Direct FuelCell power plants, sold by its Asian distributor Marubeni Corporation, will supply power as part of the electric grid servicing a school, a hospital, apartment buildings and city hall in a planned, renewable energy community on the western coast of Japan.

EarthNews Radio: Spices
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Do you know where common spices such as allspice and vanilla come from? Organic versions of these popular spices have an interesting genesis.

Hiking the Far Side of Puerto Rico's Caribbean National Forest
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Frank Griffiths, Associated Press

The steep rock face is slippery and our eyes sting from the sweat dripping down our foreheads, but our guide cajoles us as he points upward toward what he calls utopia.

Elephant's Death to Renew U.S. Outcry over Zoos
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The death of the last of three elephants once housed at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo has sparked renewed protest about how the animals are treated in captivity.

New Jersey Beach, Wildlife Refuges Share Settlement from Company in Panama
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A beach and two wildlife refuges in New Jersey will be the beneficiaries of $2 million that was part of a settlement of pollution charges, the top federal prosecutor in New Jersey announced Monday.

Wild Pigs Killed to Save Santa Cruz Fox
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

Norm Macdonald rises each morning with the sun, grabs his .223-caliber rifle and slips into the passenger seat of a tiny, doorless helicopter for another day of shooting pigs.

Albatross Migration Attracts Celebrities, Punters
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

With electronic jockeys on board and carrying the hopes of celebrity owners and punters from around the world, 17 unlikely athletes have taken off in an endurance race deemed by some as the toughest in the world.

Interior Secretary Turns Down Request to Reduce Release of Colorado River Water
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ritter, Associated Press

California, Arizona and Nevada have scored an apparent victory in an ongoing dispute with four other Western states over how best to share water from the Colorado River in times of drought.

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