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Software Entrepreneur Finds New Career in Biodiesel
July 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Kim Peterson, Seattle Times

Martin Tobias and his new business partner, John Plaza, were driving around downtown Seattle last week when a bus went by, blasting exhaust fumes into the air. A few minutes later, Plaza parked his Chevy pickup at a curb in Pioneer Square to demonstrate what a vehicle fueled by biodiesel smells like. Rising from the exhaust pipe was an aroma similar to popcorn.

Software Teaches Students to Select Healthier Food Choices
July 19, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Horizon Software International, a provider of software, services and technologies for food service operations, announces today HealthSmart(TM), a comprehensive nutrition and activity curriculum to help students learn the skills they need to fight obesity.

Wild Oats Offers Tips for Making Nutritious, Natural School Lunches
July 19, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

In just a few short weeks, a new school year will begin and this means it's time once again to start planning healthy, good-tasting and portable lunches. The experts at Wild Oats Markets offer inspiration and information on the lunchbox staples that are designed to keep kids healthy and happy.

Earthwatch Calls On Private Sector To Act On MEA Business & Industry Synthesis Report
July 19, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

A new scientific report released this week reinforces the need for business and industry action to protect natural systems for the sake of continued business success as well as the operating environment they require to function effectively.

Protecting California Salamander to Cost $367 Million
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Protecting the California tiger salamander as a threatened species will cost the state $367 million in lost development opportunities over the next two decades, federal wildlife officials said Friday.

Texas A&M Leads World in Cloning Animals
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press

Eighty-six Squared has never been in a hurry. The Black Angus bull was born 15 years after cells from his genetic donor, Bull 86, were frozen as part of a study on natural disease resistance. When Bull 86 died in 1997, scientists thought his unique genetic makeup was lost. But researchers at Texas A&M University were able to clone him from the frozen cells in 2000.

National Zoo Cub Shows Panda Markings
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Derrill Holly, Associated Press

Just a week old, Mei Xiang's tiny cub is beginning to sport the dark markings characteristic of the endangered giant panda. The darkening tone of skin around the eyes of the cub, the first to be born at the zoo in 16 years, will eventually be replaced with fur.

Minnesota, Mississippi Students Win Solar Car Race
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Student teams from Minnesota and Mississippi cruised to victory Saturday in a high school solar car race along a 1,600-mile route through the Southwest.

Thousands Count Endangered Bird in India
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Ramola Talwar Bedam, Associated Press

Carrying binoculars and notebooks, thousands of nature lovers and conservationists scoured semiarid grasslands of western India Sunday to count a bird considered on the brink of extinction.

Singapore Opens Garbage Landfill Island to Tourists
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Singapore government has opened a landfill island, made entirely from garbage incinerator ash, to its citizens in a bid to share its "rich natural environment."

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