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Knowledge Fades As Africa Languages Die
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Terry Leonard, Associated Press

A U.N. Conference on Trade and Development report on protecting traditional knowledge argues that beyond a devastating impact on culture, the death of a language wipes out centuries of know-how in preserving ecosystems -- leading to grave consequences for biodiversity.

A Changing Environment
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Steven J. Moss, San Francisco Community Power

(By Steven Moss) Today, it's difficult to imagine that the playground my daughter and I play in was home to a 30-foot-wide pond surrounded by wetlands...

Building a Business on Junk
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Victoria Hirschberg, Victoria Advocate

From the ornate decorations and columns that accent the Escamilla living room, it's hard to believe their home-based business is about debris, dirt and lots of junk.

Nokia Drops Plans to Develop Fuel Cells
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Nokia Corp. has dropped plans to develop mobile phones with fuel cells for at least the next few years, a spokesman for the Finnish company said Thursday.

USDA Awards $15 Million for Farmers' Market Program
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - The New Farm

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced the fiscal year 2005 Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) grant awards to 47 state agencies and tribal organizations to provide low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for fresh produce at farmers' markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs.

AAA Questions EPA Gas-Mileage Reporting
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The American Automobile Association, the US's largest automobile-information and advocacy organization, questioned the EPA's methods for determining the fuel mileage ratings given to the nation's car fleet.

Not Many Knocks Against Environment-Friendly Hardwood
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - David Bradley, Associated Press

For years, foresters have sought a fast growing, environmentally responsible hardwood with the dual tangibles of good looks for the home and sustainable growth.

U.S. Must Address Global Warming, Bush Ally Says
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, a close ally of the Bush family, broke ranks with the Bush administration Thursday and called for the United States to get serious about global warming.

Texas Geologist Helps Fix Water Problem in Nepal
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Wendy Hundley, The Dallas Morning News

Linda Smith, a research scientist at the University of Texas at Dallas, and Tai-chyi Shei, a UTD doctoral student, shows off a simple solution to arsenic found in groundwater in Nepalese villages: a filter made of gravel, sand, iron nails and shards of brick.

Right to Name New Monkey Sells for $650G
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The right to name a new species of monkey sold Thursday for $650,000 in an online auction, with the funds going to protect the Bolivian habitat where the species lives, the Web site that handled the sale said.

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