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Quiet British Bike Seeks Added Vroom
March 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmentally minded British motorcycle engineers have produced a zero-emission bike that ticks all the right boxes except one -- it's too quiet.

Forestry Consultant Brings Big Yields, Conservation to Bowling Green, Kentucky
March 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Raed G. Battah, The Daily News, Bowling Green, Ky.

Kraig Moore is more productive in the woods than in the office.

EarthNews Radio: Backyard Habitats
March 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

How difficult is it to provide a backyard habitat for wildlife?

Despite Many Social-Responsibility Programs, Disagreement over Starbucks
March 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Starbucks, the ubiquitous coffee-shop company, has a reputation for progressive corporate practices and environmental stewardship, but not everyone agrees that the company is doing all it can for the environment.

An End to Dead-Fish Dumps Signals a Step toward a Healthier Hood Canal
March 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gordon, The News Tribune

The eggs were valuable. The filets were not. When Skokomish tribal fishermen couldn't profit from the tons of chum salmon they caught, they threw most of the dead fish into Hood Canal, where they figured crabs would eat them.

Rains Prompt Rare Wildflower Display in Death Valley
March 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

A rare burst of color is softening the stark landscape of Death Valley, with clusters of purple, pink and white wildflowers dotting the black basalt mountainsides and great swaths of golden blooms bordering the blinding white salt flats on the valley floor.

Thailand Seeking Water from Neighbors to Ease Drought
March 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Thailand is negotiating with neighboring countries to divert water from rivers flowing through their territory to help ease severe seasonal droughts, officials said Monday.

Environmentalists Call on World Bank to Abandon Laotian Dam Project
March 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Rungrawee C. Pinyorat, Associated Press

About 100 environmental activists and villagers burned an effigy of World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn in the Thai capital Monday, demanding that the bank scrap a US$1.3 billion (euro969 million) dam project in neighboring Laos.

EPA Issuing New Rules on Mercury Pollution from Power Plants
March 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Bush administration planned to issue the nation's first regulations to cut mercury pollution from electric utilities Tuesday, relying on a market trading system that gives companies 15 years to reduce it nearly by half.

South African Poachers, Police Wage Battle over Threatened Delicacy
March 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Laurie Goering, Chicago Tribune

As the police trucks round a bend on the white-sand beach, two surprised wetsuit-clad divers race from the water's edge and sprint up a sandy hillside. The police give chase, disappearing into heavy brush, then return with their hands clamped on the shoulders of one of the panting divers.

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