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Roll out the Welcome Mat for Birds -- Then Clean It
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Dean Fosdick, Associated Press

Ah, spring. The run has begun on potting soil and fertilizers at garden stores, seed packets are arriving daily in the mail and the first of the migrating songbirds and hummingbirds are setting up shop around the yard.

World's Biggest Iceberg Begins Moving after Blocking Food Supplies for Antarctic Stations, Penguins
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The world's biggest iceberg has begun moving again, nearly three months after it ran aground, threatening penguin breeding colonies and blocking ships supplying food and fuel to Antarctic research stations, officials said Monday.

The Color of Water
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter H. Gleick, The Pacific Institute

(By Peter H. Gleick) Our country is polarized over very basic issues: taxes; the size and role of government; religion and secular priorities. Yet at a time when...

Windmills Blow Ill for Birds
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Manor, Chicago Tribune

As Illinois pushes for clean energy from the wind, questions remain about the environmental effects of the giant wind turbines now emerging on the state's farmlands.

Farmers Forced to Find Alternatives to Traditional Crops for Livelihood
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Linda McNatt, The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

Virginia and North Carolina farmers are struggling as two of their major cash crops -- tobacco and peanuts -- disappear from the landscape due to declining markets and low prices.

Farmers Feel Bite as Rising Fuel Prices Push Fertilizer Costs Up
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Clayton, Omaha (NE) World-Herald

Farmers applying fertilizer in advance of planting this year have encountered sticker shock.

Ford Motor Co. to Prepare Climate Risk Report
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM -

As a result of a shareholder resolution filed with the Ford Motor Co., the country's second largest automaker has announced it will issue a first-of-its-kind comprehensive report later this year.

Monterey Aquarium Releases White Shark
April 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Fordahl, Associated Press

A great white shark that survived far longer than any other in captivity was returned to the wild Thursday because it was growing too large and had begun preying on other fish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Chronic Wasting Disease Found in One New York Deer
April 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Randi Fabi, Reuters

The first case of chronic wasting disease outside the U.S. Midwest or Rocky Mountain region was confirmed in a white-tailed deer in New York State, the state's agriculture department said on Thursday.

Solar and Wind Units Bring Energy to Navajos
April 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Brenda Norrell, Indian Country Today

A Laguna Pueblo designer of solar and wind energy components is bringing lights and refrigeration for the first time to 50 homes in the eastern portion of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico.

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