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Man Suspected in Nun's Death Surrenders
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Tales Azzoni, Associated Press

The rancher accused of ordering the killing of American nun Dorothy Stang in the Amazon rainforest six weeks ago surrendered to police on Sunday and declared his innocence.

The Myth of Nonprofit Inefficiency
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Duane Silverstein, Seacology

(By Duane Silverstein) Rarely a month goes by when those of us working for environmental nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) do not hear the comment...

Demand for Produce Farmers Outpacing Supply
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Christine des Garennes, The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana, Ill.

More Illinois consumers want fresh, local food. But Illinois farmers may not be growing enough to meet the demand.

Fuel-Efficiency Attitudes May be Shifting; Auto Dealers Hear Hints of a Shift
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Purva Patel, Houston Chronicle

Gasoline prices have some local motorists thinking twice about what they drive.

EarthNews Radio: Morrison Planetarium
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

April will be a great month to view our giant neighbor in the solar system, Jupiter.

Singapore Advises Citizens to Stay Indoors from Haze Caused by Indonesian, Malaysian Fires
March 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Singapore advised citizens with respiratory ailments to stay indoors Friday as its air-quality index hovered near unhealthy levels because of fires raging in neighboring Indonesia and Malaysia.

Experts Warn Ships May Bring Lake Invaders
March 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press

Ships navigating the St. Lawrence Seaway may carry more than coal and grain through the Great Lakes, say environmentalists, who warned Thursday about potential secondary "cargo" like killer shrimp or monkey gobies.

Kyoto Protocol Tough for Emerging Economies, South Korea's Environment Minister Says
March 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Martin Nesirky and Jack Kim, Reuters

It will be impossible for emerging industrial powers such as China and South Korea ever to comply with the U.N. Kyoto Protocol on curbing greenhouse gas emissions, South Korea's environment minister said on Thursday.

Octopuses Observed Avoiding Predators
March 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Octopuses, known for using camouflage to avoid predators, have been observed apparently trying to sneak away by walking on two arms while pretending to be a bunch of algae. Two kinds of octopus were seen to use different ways of walking along the sea floor, researchers were reporting in Friday's issue of the journal Science.

Tsunami Silt Threatens Indian Ocean's Coral
March 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Cropley, Reuters

Three months after the Indian Ocean tsunami, divers are still pulling mattresses and metal from the coral-lined bays of Thai paradise isles, although experts say overall reef damage is not that bad.

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