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WRI, Cameroon Agreement Cuts Down Illegal Logging
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - World Resources Institute

A landmark partnership formed in 2002 between the government of Cameroon and the World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch (GFW) achieved its first major result with today’s release of a forest-mapping tool designed to help Cameroon reduce illegal logging and ensure better governance.

Soda-Making at Home Eliminates Bottle Waste
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Many aren't aware that it is both legal and affordable to make your own soda in the US.

Restless Volcano Creates Hazards in Alaska
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press

Volcanic rumblings at Mount Spurr are creating hazardous conditions for extreme skiers, snowboarders and pilots landing in the area, the Alaska Volcano Observatory said Friday.

Botswana Elephants Hit Namibia Crops, Environment
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Apps, Reuters

Botswana's growing elephant population is increasingly thundering across the border into neighboring Namibia and causing havoc, an environmental development group says.

On Beyond Organic: The Many Uses of Hemp
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Hemp, a non-psychoactive relative of majiuana, is illegal to cultivate throughout most of the Unites States, despite its versatility -- including use as fuel, food and paper.

Rural Alaska Community Researches Nation's First Tiny Nuclear Reactor
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Electric stoves are a convenience, but in the Yukon River city of Galena, many people pass them by -- the appliances suck up more juice than residents can afford.

A Changing Environment -- An ENN Commentary
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Steven J. Moss, San Francisco Community Power

Today, it's difficult to imagine that the playground my daughter and I sometimes play in was home to a 30-foot-wide pond surrounded by wetlands, where residents used to collected watercress in the early-1900s.

Bush Picks Scientist to Head EPA
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters

President Bush nominated Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Steve Johnson Friday to be the first career EPA employee to head the agency.

Environmentalists Fear Brazil's Lifting of GMO Ban
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Hay, Reuters

Brazil's move to lift a ban on the sale of genetically modified crops poses a serious threat to the country's endangered Amazon rain forest, environmentalists charged Friday.

Knowledge Fades As Africa Languages Die
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Terry Leonard, Associated Press

A U.N. Conference on Trade and Development report on protecting traditional knowledge argues that beyond a devastating impact on culture, the death of a language wipes out centuries of know-how in preserving ecosystems -- leading to grave consequences for biodiversity.

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