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Vancouver, Wash., Solar-Cell Plant Saves Energy to Make Energy
October 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Mike Rogoway, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

As energy prices rise, demand for alternative power sources rises. But so do the costs of creating some of those alternatives.

Port of Suape, Pernambuco, Brazil: Using Infrastructure to Create Opportunity & Equity
October 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Norman Anderson, President and CEO of CG/LA Infrastructure LLC, with assistance from Evaldo Guedes and Anand Hemnani in Brazil and Beth Howell in Washington, DC

The Port of Suape in northeastern Brazil may be pointing the way toward a new strategy of addressing income inequality in Latin America.

Animal Olympics
October 18, 2004 12:00 AM - eNature.com

Athleticism, speed, strength, power, endurance: Humans celebrate these attributes in such events as the Olympic Games, but in the animal kingdom, they are necessary for survival.

Fresno, Calif., Conference on Alternative Fuels Looks at Job-Making Potential
October 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Robert Rodriguez, The Fresno Bee, Calif.

Factories turning corn, garbage and manure into fuel have the potential to create new jobs, pump money into the economy and reduce the dependence on foreign oil, according to speakers at a Fresno conference on alternative fuels.

Japan, U.S. to Hold High-Level Beef Talks in Tokyo
October 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Japan and the United States will hold high-level talks aimed at lifting Japan's ban on U.S. beef imports next week in Tokyo, Japanese government sources said Friday.

Peace Prize Is a Well-Deserved Honor
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, an op/ed

Sometimes what at first seems like a minor change can actually signal major shift in understanding. 

Southeast Asian Nations to Set Up Environment Fund; Indonesia Under Pressure to Ratify Antihaze Deal
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Yeoh En-Lai, Associated Press

Southeast Asian governments agreed Thursday to launch a fund to support environmental projects in the region, and Indonesia's neighbors called on it to ratify a deal to introduce antihaze pollution laws.

Electric Barrier to Be Built to Keep Asian Carp from Great Lakes
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Babwin, Associated Press

The Army Corps of Engineers will in two weeks begin building a permanent electric barrier to keep the invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, officials announced this week.

Ecuador Is Seen Losing Its Glaciers to Global Warming
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Global warming is melting Ecuador's cherished mountain glaciers and could cause several of them to disappear over the next two decades, Ecuadorean and French scientists said this week.

Animals Win and Japan Fumes at U.N. Wildlife Meeting
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Darren Schuettler and Ed Stoddard, Reuters

he future looked brighter for leaf-tailed geckos and great white sharks as a U.N. meeting on trade in wild plants and animals ended on Thursday.

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