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China Faces Severe Water Shortages, Mounting Rollution Problems, Report Says
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China's already severe water shortages are worsening due to heavy pollution of lakes and aquifers and urban development projects with a big thirst for water, such as lawns and fountains, state media reported.

Dozens of States Declare Support for Nuclear Power
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Louis Charbonneau, Reuters

Nuclear power can play a key role in the 21st century in helping nations meet their energy needs and reduce the spread of greenhouse gases, a statement backed by nearly all 74 states at a nuclear conference said.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Campaigns for Clean Water
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio helped environmentalists launch an international campaign Tuesday to draw attention to the billion people worldwide who don't have access to clean water.

Canada Unveils Annual Seal Hunt, Blasts Activists
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Canada said Tuesday it would allow 320,000 young seals to be killed this year and lashed out at activists who promise to boycott Canadian seafood products in a bid to stop the hunt.

Drivers Who Subscribe to TerraPass Help to Fund Renewable Sources of Energy
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Akweli Parker, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Karl Ulrich, a proud environmentalist who bikes to work daily, used to fret over what his fuel-thirsty Ford F-150 pickup did to the atmosphere every time he drove from Pennsylvania to property he owns in Vermont.

EPA Chided for Disregarding Study of Benefits from Mercury Curbs
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency's decision to ignore researchers' analysis of possible health benefits from reducing mercury pollution from power plants was criticized Tuesday by Democrats in Congress.

Professor, Students Donate Website Proceeds to Renewable Energy Projects
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Akweli Parker, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Karl Ulrich, a proud environmentalist who bikes to work daily, used to fret over what his fuel-thirsty Ford F-150 pickup did to the atmosphere every time he drove from Pennsylvania to property he owns in Vermont.

Organic Gardening Basics: Eliminating Pesticides and Fertilizers
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - National Wildlife Federation

In the natural world, virtually everything is sought out and "eaten" by something else. In the American garden, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides often take the place of healthy soil and mechanical and natural controls. Pesticides are meant to kill. If there is a safe pesticide, it is one that kills only the target organism and leaves no trace in the environment. Few pesticides meet these very selective criteria.

Tips for Planting Trees and Shrubs
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - GardenGuides.com

If you're planting new trees and shrubs this spring, don't spoil them by enriching the soil with organic matter. A hole full of compost and soft organic matter is a comfortable area for the roots, and they aren't likely to spread into the surrounding soil.

Environmental Protection, the Economy, and Jobs: What is the Bottom Line?
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Roger Bezdek and Robert Wendling, Management Information Services, Inc.; Paula DiPerna, Jobs and Environment Initiative

Does environmental protection harm the economy and destroy jobs or facilitate economic growth and create jobs?

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