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Cohousing Sets Sustainability Standard
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Wendy Priesnitz, Editor and Co-Founder, Natural Life Magazine

Across North America, a growing number of cohousing neighborhoods are leading the move toward sustainable lifestyles. They are, according to research, driving 30 percent less than the rest of us, paying 50 percent less in utility bills and using 40 percent less water.

Environmental Justice for All
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Amanda Griscom, Mother Earth News Magazine

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says defending our environment must transcend political partisanship.

Marine Expert John Emory Parks Chats with Grist
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Grist Magazine

After a long career in environmental nonprofit work, John Emory Parks recently made the jump into government service as an international affairs specialist for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Government Lab, Company Lead Project to Develop Nuclear Fission Hydrogen Production
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Mark Thiessen, Associated Press

A government laboratory and a private company announced a $2.6 million project Monday to develop hydrogen in a nuclear reactor using a process with the potential to one day trim the country's reliance on fossil fuels.

Booming China Awash in 'Out of Control' Acid Rain
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

China's explosive economic growth is outpacing environmental protection efforts, leaving the country awash in "out of control" acid rain, the China Daily said Tuesday.

WWF Wants Power Companies to Make More Efforts on Renewable Energy
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Allecia Vermillion, Associated Press

The World Wildlife Fund conservation group accused power companies on Tuesday of insufficient efforts to produce clean, renewable energy.

Blair Urges Dialogue with U.S. on Climate Change
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday urged a new international dialogue with the United States on climate change, weeks before Britain takes over the presidency of the G8 group of industrialised nations.

At Least 55 Whales Die in New Zealand Mass Stranding, Officials Say
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Rescuers were working feverishly Tuesday to float two whales stranded for two days on a North Island beach, where 55 pilot whales carcasses litter the sand, conservation officials said.

Coral Thrives on Sunken WWII Ships in Gulf
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A University of Alabama scientist and other researchers have found coral growing at extreme depths in the Gulf of Mexico -- on several ships sunk during World War II by Nazi submarines.

Builders Turn More Towards Environmentally-Friendly Products as Costs Fall
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Will Shanley, The Denver Post

Construction companies, Bob Vila-types and architecture firms for years shied away from environmentally friendly products, citing high costs as a deterrent.

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