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From Landfills to Sludge Fields, Tour Showcases Garbage
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Anna Johnson, Associated Press

Smelly sludge sewage fields and landfills aren't the usual stuff of sightseeing tours in a city that likes to show off its architecture and lakefront parks.

Safe Water: World Water Week
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Can economic growth, sustainable development, improved public health and reduced poverty levels of underprivileged communities all come from a glass of clean drinking water?

On Beyond Organic Radio: Permaculture
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

A permaculturist’s skills may include straw bale house building or edible forest gardening. They may have set-up a rainwater collection system on their roof, or turned their livestock fences into a food source. All this is part of a design concept that takes its cues from the workings of a healthy eco-system.

U.S. Conservationist Fulfills His Chilean Dream
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Fiona Ortiz, Reuters

He spent more than $30 million and wrangled with the Chilean government and public for eight years, but a former American clothing magnate turned conservationist has now realized his dream of turning his vast lands in southern Chile into a nature sanctuary.

EarthNews Radio: Our Energy
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

There are many opportunities for the consumer who wants to support renewable energy, such as putting photovoltaics on the roof. But there are other options. Jerry Kay tells you about one of them in this edition of EarthNews Radio.

Patagonia Seeks To Recycle Used Capilene Products into New Clothing
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim McLain, Ventura County Star

Patagonia Inc., the Ventura, California outdoor gear and apparel manufacturer known for its support of environmental causes, is asking customers to return some worn-out cold-weather underwear products so the fiber can be renewed and made into new long underwear.

African Leaders, Experts Try To Head Off Looming Fish Supply Crisis
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Dulue Mbachu, Associated Press

The quantity of fish available per person worldwide grew during the last two decades but declined in Africa, raising concerns about how to guarantee supplies of a main source of protein for a hungry continent.

Red Snapper Limits Choking Fish Industry
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Melissa McEver, The Monitor

For 22 years, Pete McCarty has relied on red snapper for his livelihood. Once upon a time, he made up to $150,000 per year, mainly by catching and selling the saltwater fish. Today, the Port Isabel, Texas fisherman is lucky to make $40,000.

Tax Credit Energizes Wind Farms
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Dochat, The Patriot-News

John Hanger doesn't find much to like in the new energy bill signed recently by President Bush, but he applauds the tax credits offered to wind-energy producers. Hanger believes the number of wind farms in Pennsylvania could double -- maybe even triple -- by the end of 2007.

Down-to-Earth Merchandise Organically Grown
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Audrey Reed, Ventura County Star

For Stephanie Woods of Meiners Oaks, organic gardening was her way of caring for the Earth. She had one problem: the clothes that she would wear while gardening were not eco-friendly nor stylish. So Woods developed an organic clothing line called Can You Dig It?

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