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Authorities Plan to Restrict Off-Road Vehicles in the Western U.S.
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Martin Griffith, Associated Press

For decades, off-road vehicle enthusiasts have been mostly free to roam U.S. federal forests and rangelands. Those freewheeling days could be numbered, though.

Caribbean Farmers Find Growing, Marketing Organic Crops a Tough Row to Hoe
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Doreen Hemlock, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

For small farmers in the Caribbean islands, the choice seems obvious: Organic fruits and vegetables command higher prices than crops grown with synthetic pesticides. The U.S. and European markets for organic foods are growing at feverish speed. So, why not switch to organic farming?

Profiles of Three Wind Energy Firms
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Kimberly S. Johnson, The Denver Post

More than 235 exhibitors, ranging from turbine manufacturers to bolt suppliers, were on hand at the Windpower 2005 exhibition Tuesday at the Colorado Convention Center. Here's a closer look at three of them.

SafeNet Begins Shipping Environmentally Friendly Software Protection Keys
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

SafeNet, Inc. today announced that it is the first company to ship software protection keys that are compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives.

Nobel Winner Maathai Urges World Leaders to Plant More Trees
May 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press

Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai challenged government leaders and powerful elites Tuesday to get their hands dirty and plant trees to stop the alarming destruction and degradation of forests.

New Salamander Species Identified
May 18, 2005 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press

A new species of salamander has been identified in the Siskiyou Mountains of southern Oregon and Northern California, demonstrating the biological richness of the region, researchers say.

Mount Rainier Ranked Third Most Dangerous Volcano
May 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Rebecca Cook, Associated Press

In the shadow of Mount Rainier, people go about their lives -- going to shop, going to school, going to work. One day, though, the routine will be broken by a rumble that sounds like a thousand freight trains.

On Beyond Organic: Is Organic Elitist?
May 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

One of the biggest complaints about organic food is price. In fact, according to conservative pundits like the Hoover Institute's Henry I. Miller, the organic movement is not only elitist, but technophobic and possibly even racist.

Dawning of the New Nuclear Age
May 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Tracey Boles, The Business, London

Professor James Lovelock's Gaia theory describes the earth as working like a giant living organism. According to Lovelock, Gaia -- derived from the Greek for goddess of the earth -- is physically and chemically entwined with life on this planet.

Senators Seek Bipartisan Energy Bill with No Showstoppers
May 18, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Senators began plowing through an energy bill Tuesday that would include stronger conservation measures than already approved by the House and sidestep matters that could derail the measure -- such as drilling in an Alaska wildlife refuge.

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