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Hurricane Ivan Caused Sand Loss, Expert Says
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

New measurements of Hurricane Ivan's erosion of beaches, dunes and barrier islands along the Gulf of Mexico underscore how vulnerable the American shoreline is to such storms, a U.S. Geological Survey oceanographer says.

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

Rarely a month goes by when those of us working for environmental nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) do not hear the comment that nonprofit organizations are not as well run as businesses.

Chinese Park Scrambles to Feed Hungry Pandas
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A nature reserve in western China is cooking up plans to find new food and feeding sites for hungry pandas because swathes of the bears' favourite snack, bamboo, are on the verge of flowering and withering away, the China Daily said on Monday.

Asia Needs Tsunami Warning System, Disaster Education, Experts Say
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Bo-Mi Lim, Associated Press

An Asia-wide early warning system for tsunamis must be accompanied by educational campaigns on how to respond to all natural disasters in the region, environment officials said Monday at a U.N.-sponsored conference.

Yucca Mountain Woes Giving Push to Alternate Plans for Nuclear Waste Storage
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Warner, Associated Press

As problems mount with the government's plan to open a national nuclear waste dump in Nevada, lawmakers and industry officials are increasingly pushing for a Plan B.

Tiger Future Not Burning Bright in India
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Sugita Katyal, Reuters

It was once one of the favorite hunting grounds of India's royalty. Flamboyant maharajahs in natty breeches combed the sprawling Sariska forest nestled in the low-lying Aravali hills in the desert state of Rajasthan, hunting for the many tigers that roamed the jungle.

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.

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