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Lying about Environmentalists
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Clarke, Earth Island Institute

(By Chris Clarke) In the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami, some were horrified to read that environmentalists had tried to capitalize on the tragedy to score points on the global warming issue.

Grants Available to Agriculture Sustainable Economy Practitioners and Researchers
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) organization provides lucrative grants to researchers and those in the agriculture business to promote sustainable economy practices.

Mining Company in Court Battle with Peruvian Villagers Over 2000 Mercury Spill
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Greg Griffin, The Denver Post

Newmont Mining Corp. is again squaring off against Peruvian villagers over a 2000 mercury spill near South America's largest gold mine.

Saving at the Pump
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

With oil prices holding steady at more than $50 per barrel, gas prices have headed well north of $2 in most of the US and could hit $3 in the nation's typically high-price areas this summer.

New Report from Alliance to Save Energy Documents Solutions to Rising Industrial Energy Costs
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - The Alliance to Save Energy

Manufacturers whose bottom lines are threatened by today’s rising energy costs will benefit from the solutions to be offered by Energy Management Pathfinding, a new report from the Alliance to Save Energy.

Open Season on Cats in Wisconsin?
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Conlon, Reuters

A proposal that would allow hunters in Wisconsin to shoot and kill feral cats is causing, well, a hissy fit. "It's entirely cruel behavior to have an open season on cats. Just because a cat doesn't have a collar doesn't mean a cat has no owners," said Jessica Frohman, community outreach and policy coordinator for Alley Cat Allies, a group which espouses no-kill methods of controlling wild felines.

Developer Drops Plans for Tire-Burning Power Plant amid Intense Opposition
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Gregg Aamot, Associated Press

A businessman has abandoned plans to build a tire-burning power plant in southeastern Minnesota, saying he was giving up in the face of mounting pressure from opponents and requirements for a costly environmental study.

China Raises Environmental Bar for Heavy Industry
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

China is raising the environmental bar on the construction of heavily polluting factories and plants in a move that could bolster efforts to limit investment and cool the economy.

Claws out over Animal Rights in West Hollywood
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The claws are out in Southern California over the rights of cats to keep their nails and dogs to keep their tails and ears intact.

Somalia's Environment Minister Calls for Investigation of Suspicious Waste
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Tomlinson, Associated Press

Somalia's new environment minister asked the United Nations on Wednesday to investigate possible hazardous waste that was washed ashore by last year's tsunami and may be causing illnesses among local people.

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