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On Beyond Organic: A World Without Water
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

In "Dune," the science fiction classic, intergalactic conspiracies, wars and murder were all a result of a lack of water. In this age of international economic growth and prosperity, access to water is an increasingly serious problem both in developing nations and here in the United States as well.

Panamanian Shipping Company to Pay $25 Million for Dumping Waste around U.S.
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Greg Risling, Associated Press

A Panamanian shipping line has pleaded guilty to more than two dozen counts of illegal waste dumping around the United States and was ordered to pay $25 million (euro19.4 million) in one of the largest fines ever imposed on an ocean polluter.

From Ocean Depths, Air Conditioning for the Tropics
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press

The turquoise blue waters surrounding Hawaii's emerald green isles have long been a source of food and recreation. Now the chilly waters deep below the ocean's surface are being eyed as a source of cool relief from the tropical heat.

China Announces Plan to Move 400,000 People for Giant Water-Diversion Project
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe McDonald, Associated Press

China announced plans Tuesday to relocate 400,000 people to make way for a US$60 billion (euro50 billion) network of canals to supply its dry north with water from the wetter south.

GM Rolls Out World's First Fuel-Cell Truck
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Ben Dobbin, Associated Press

General Motors Corp. rolled out the world's first drivable fuel cell truck Friday and handed over the keys to an exacting patron: the Army.

Scientist Sees 'Collision Course' with Agricultural Manure Issue
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Henry, The Toledo (OH) Blade

Great Lakes research was the dominant theme of the Ohio Academy of Science's 114th annual meeting at Bowling Green State University yesterday, generating a familiar A-to-Z discussion of issues ranging from algae to zebra mussels.

'Harry Potter' Publisher Pledges U.K. Print Run on Recycled Paper
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM -

J.K. Rowling's publisher Bloomsbury announced that the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince will be printed on 30% Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper.

Near-Record Number of Births this Year for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Jay Lindsay, Associated Press

A baby boom has given a lift to the endangered North Atlantic right whale, with a near-record number of births in the just-ended calving season, according to researchers at the New England Aquarium.

India Sacks Officials after Tigers Go Missing
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Authorities in India's desert state of Rajasthan have suspended eight forest officials after more than two dozen tigers vanished from a wildlife sanctuary in less than 2 years, a state minister said on Saturday.

Oil Platforms May Be Used for Fish Farms
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Thousands of oil and natural gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico could be converted into deep-sea fish farms raising red snapper, mahi mahi, yellow fin tuna and flounder, under a plan backed by the Bush administration.

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