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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?

NRG Energy, Inc. Receives Permit for Proposed Big Cajun II Power Plant Expansion
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

NRG Energy, Inc. has received a Title V Air Permit from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to add a fourth unit of generating capacity at its Big Cajun II Generating Station in New Roads, Louisiana.

Several Airports Conserve Energy by Installing Power Efficiency Controllers
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Power Efficiency Corporation announced that a leading elevator and escalator manufacturer has sold and installed EcoStart controllers in the escalators and elevators at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Mexican Environmentalists Rethinking Sexy Posters
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Mexican environmentalists Friday said they might tone down posters of scantily clad women aimed at saving endangered turtles after a government panel that promotes women's rights objected.

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