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Conference Explores Benefits of 'Green' Construction Methods
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Melissa Followell, The Bradenton Herald

Preserving resources for energy and environmental reasons took the forefront at Wednesday's Green Trends conference at the Chelsea Center in Sarasota. As more people move to Manatee and Sarasota counties, and demand for resources grows, conservation techniques are very important to the area's future.

Wildflower Feared Extinct Found in California
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Justin M. Norton, Associated Press

A flower long thought to be extinct was rediscovered in a California state park -- more than six decades after it was last seen, scientists said Wednesday.

Bush Visits Gas Station that Sells Hydrogen Fuel for Cars
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Deb Riechmann, Associated Press

President Bush stared inquisitively down into the nozzle of a hydrogen fuel hose on Wednesday, then pumped the fuel into a blue compact car as he renewed his plea for Congress to pass a wide-ranging energy bill.`

Covertly Placed Water-Quality Monitoring Devices Cause Friction Between States
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Melissa Nelson, Associated Press

Arkansas and Oklahoma, which have been at odds for years over poultry-farm pollution flowing into the rivers they share, are squabbling again after Oklahoma researchers secretly slipped across the state line and set up water-quality monitors in Arkansas.

Need to Curb Appetite for Bushmeat -- An ENN Commentary
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

Last week, the journal Science reported the discovery of a new species of monkey in Africa. Coincidentally, the satirical magazine The Onion also wrote about the discovery of a new, rare species of monkey - and how it was so delicious that it would not last long.

World Needs More than Sea Walls to Stop Floods
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Anna Mudeva, Reuters

Building higher and stronger dykes will not be enough to protect the world's low-lying areas against rising sea levels and global warming, a conference heard on Wednesday.

EarthNews Radio: ForesTrade
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Organic foods are a fast-growing segment of the economy. They're not only healthy, but good for the environment as well.

China's Yellow River Plagued by Pollution
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Most of the Yellow River, the second-longest in China and the cradle of early Chinese civilisation, is so polluted it is not safe for drinking or swimming, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.

Albanian Swaps Rare, 800 Kg Turtle for Mercedes
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Benet Koleka, Reuters

An Albanian net fisherman has enraged biologists by swapping an endangered leatherback turtle weighing 806 kilos for a used Mercedes from an Italian fish trader.

New Program Aims to Reduce Alarming Destruction of Global Forests by Ten Percent Annually
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press

The World Bank and the World Wildlife Fund announced a five-year program Wednesday to reduce the destruction of forests by 10 percent annually in an attempt to combat the alarming disappearance of the world's trees.

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