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.
Week in Review: February 28th - March 4th
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Schluter, ENN
Several stories this week provide a sobering glimpse at the impact of the American way of life on human health and the environment.
Biologists Fret as Mexico Butterfly Numbers Dive
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Catherine Bremer, Reuters
A plunge in the number of monarch butterflies migrating from the United States and Canada to Mexican winter colonies has experts worried logging and pesticides are endangering the fragile insects.
House, Senate Can't Agree On Wildlife Fund
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Jessica Lowell, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
The fate of the wildlife trust fund is up in the air today following the failure of a conference committee Wednesday to reach agreement over the two different versions of the bill.
Government Sets Conditions for Importing Beluga Caviar, Proposes Coral Protections
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
The government is setting conditions for trade in beluga caviar, saying exporting countries must give the United States assurances that they can conserve populations of beluga sturgeon.