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Cherished Tradition Sparks Battle over Beach Access along Great Lakes
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Walking along the waterfront is a cherished activity in the Great Lakes region, with its thousand miles of shoreline. But some worry that a lawsuit might lead to limits on the beach access people have long enjoyed.

Energy-Efficient Phone Adapter Scoops EPA Design Award
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com

A San Jose circuit maker has been named Grand Champion in the category of Efficiency Challenge 2004, an international design competition for power supply efficiency.

Group Says Ecotourism Plan is Wrong for Bigelow Preserve
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Misty Edgecomb, Bangor Daily News

Western Maine's future may well lie in the economic development of the state-owned Bigelow Preserve as an ecotourism destination.

'Hot' Hybrids Forecast To Do Slow Burn in Marketplace
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Hammonds, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hybrids may be the hottest thing on the market, but their appeal isn't likely to make them a major player in the nation's automobile industry anytime soon.

WRI, Cameroon Agreement Cuts Down Illegal Logging
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - World Resources Institute

A landmark partnership formed in 2002 between the government of Cameroon and the World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch (GFW) achieved its first major result with today’s release of a forest-mapping tool designed to help Cameroon reduce illegal logging and ensure better governance.

Soda-Making at Home Eliminates Bottle Waste
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Many aren't aware that it is both legal and affordable to make your own soda in the US.

Restless Volcano Creates Hazards in Alaska
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press

Volcanic rumblings at Mount Spurr are creating hazardous conditions for extreme skiers, snowboarders and pilots landing in the area, the Alaska Volcano Observatory said Friday.

Botswana Elephants Hit Namibia Crops, Environment
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Apps, Reuters

Botswana's growing elephant population is increasingly thundering across the border into neighboring Namibia and causing havoc, an environmental development group says.

On Beyond Organic: The Many Uses of Hemp
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Hemp, a non-psychoactive relative of majiuana, is illegal to cultivate throughout most of the Unites States, despite its versatility -- including use as fuel, food and paper.

Rural Alaska Community Researches Nation's First Tiny Nuclear Reactor
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Electric stoves are a convenience, but in the Yukon River city of Galena, many people pass them by -- the appliances suck up more juice than residents can afford.

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