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Kansas is Proving Ground for Federal Conservation Program
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press

For more than four decades, Rod Arbuthnot has run his farm in a fashion many conservationists love.

Farm Uses Waste Cooking Oil to Heat its Greenhouse
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Tess Nacelewicz, Portland Press Herald

Ralph and Lisa Turner of Laughing Stock Farm have a new recipe for salad this winter: Take a vat of used cooking oil from restaurants, strain out food bits ranging from bread crumbs to chicken bones, then use it as fuel to heat a greenhouse.

Tsunami Threatens Survival of Indian Tribes
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Kamil Zaheer, Reuters

Some primitive Indian tribes could be on the verge of extinction after a deadly tsunami slammed into the far-flung Andaman and Nicobar islands, experts say.

Notes from Anna: Organic Jazz, and More Food For The Spirit
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Anna Seluyanova, ENN

Recently I attended a series of jazz shows played by some of my friends in Boston's small venues. Prior to the shows, witnessing these musicians practice on a day-to-day basis, I also saw how their primary dedication to music grew into a broader commitment to things that are beautiful, fair, and just.

Timber Sale in Estacada, Ore., Area Has Potential for Peace
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Jim Kadera, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

New ground is being broken in efforts to manage the Mount Hood National Forest in ways that don't end up in federal court.

North Charleston, S.C., Company Recycles Leftovers into Sealer for Roofs
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Kris Wise, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.

Entrepreneurs often pour their hearts -- not to mention their money and time -- into business ventures other people think are, well, crazy.

Israel-Palestinian Program Sends Delegation to Texas to Learn Water Management
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Tony Vindell, Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas

In some Middle East countries, water is an issue that affects the lives of tens of thousands of people.

In the Economics of Global Warming, Pig Emissions Have a Part to Play
December 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

Pig manure in Chile will keep neon lights glowing on Tokyo's Ginza in years to come. It's a grand north-south tradeoff to slow global warming: You reduce your "greenhouse gas" emissions so I don't have to cut back on mine.

Tribes, Environmentalists Clash over Proposed Casino in Columbia River Gorge
December 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Frazier, Associated Press

For 12,000 years or more, Columbia River tribes gathered nearby to do business with distant tribes. Now they want to come back -- to deal blackjack and poker.

Palo Alto, Calif., to Buy 'Green' Power Created by Gas of Decomposing Garbage
December 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Dan Stober, San Jose Mercury News

Pushing to buy at least 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, Palo Alto has turned to a new supply: rotting garbage in Watsonville.

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