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PET Peeve
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Coors, The Future 500

(By Bill Coors) Oil won’t last forever — for that we are lucky. Petroleum dependence is a risky, unreliable crutch that drives global insecurity, depletion, and pollution. If America’s future depended on it, our nation would have a life expectancy of 20, 30, or 40 years. Fortunately, our success doesn’t come from fossil fuels. It comes from innovation, and there is plenty of that left. The technologies to free us from petroleum are at hand. Many are affordable today.

U.N. Environment Chief Tells G8 It Pays to Protect Forests, Coastlines
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press

The U.N. environment chief has a message for leaders of the world's major industrialized nations: scientists have shown that it pays to preserve forests, coastal waters and marshes. Klaus Toepfer made the case that investing in the environment will go a long way toward meeting U.N. goals to reduce poverty, supply clean drinking water and fight the spread of infectious diseases.

ADM up to the Green Challenge
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Amy Hoak, Herald & Review

E-mails from colleagues and acquaintances around the world have been landing in Mark Matlock's inbox. The reason for the flurry of correspondence: Relaying congratulatory words for Matlock and his employer, Archer Daniels Midland Co., which recently won two Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.

Farmers Relying on Growing Trust in Organic Labeling
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Kelly Proctor, Athens Banner-Herald

Bill Jaynes follows the U.S. Department of Agriculture's organic farming rules to a T -- his chickens aren't given steroids and none of his crops are sprayed with pesticides. But, like many small-time farmers who use chemical-free methods, he hasn't registered with the government to sell his produce under the official "organic" label.

'Eco-Car' Size Limits Upset Nissan: Official Rules Clash with Export Needs
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Santan Santivimolnat, Bangkok Post

Nissan Motor Co, Japan's second largest automaker, has voiced disagreement with the government's policy to fix the dimensions for fuel-efficient small cars.

Pennsylvania Governor Signs ACRE Legislation; Local Environmental Ordinances to be Reviewed
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell today signed the Agriculture Communities and Rural Environment (ACRE) bill.

Indonesia to Charge One of Six Newmont Executives Accused of Polluting Bay
July 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Indonesia will charge only one of six Newmont Mining Corp. executives accused of dumping toxic waste into a bay, prosecutors said Tuesday, in a legal victory for the U.S. gold mining giant.

White House Says No Shift by Bush on Climate Change
July 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

President George W. Bush has not shifted his position on climate policy, a White House spokeswoman said on Tuesday ahead of the Group of Eight summit.

Study Reveals Lethal Chemicals Stored Near Nation's Largest Population Centers
July 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Lara Jakes Jordan, Associated Press

Experts call it one of the worst-case scenarios in a terror attack: a cloud of lung-melting gas or a toxic fireball ripping though a U.S. city. Potential casualties: 1 million or more. At least 100 chemical plants nationwide could be targeted to produce such devastation, according to congressional researchers in a report that was to be released Wednesday.

On Beyond Organic: Ritual and Food
July 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Growing and preparing food goes beyond science and craft. Art, culture and tradition are the more human elements that keep us connected to family, spirituality, and a sense of ”˜place.’ This week, Beyond Organic explores a new initiative connecting organic farmers and the Muslim community; talks with a Zen chef, and learns what Biodynamic agriculture is all about.

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