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Public Ripe for Organic Food
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Jane Brissett, Duluth News-Tribune

When Martha Han of Duluth shops for groceries, she considers the health of her children, ages 3 and 5. Some products she buys are certified organic. For instance, she prefers organic grapes and apples for her kids because nonorganic ones contain the highest pesticide levels.

Armed Robbers Snatch Lion Cub from Palestinian Zoo
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Armed robbers made off with a lion cub and two Arabic-speaking parrots in a recent raid on Gaza's zoo, Palestinian police chief and newspapers said.

Travel + Leisure Magazine Announces Global Vision Award Winners
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Travel + Leisure magazine has honored seven projects around the world for contributions to local economies, the environment or cultural preservation.

Wild Pigs, Dogs Damage Australian Farms, Report Says
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Australia has more feral pigs than people and exotic pests cost the economy more than A$700 million ($511 million) a year, damaging farms and the environment, a government report says.

On Beyond Organic: Green Leaders
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

When Omar Freilla looks at a landfill in the South Bronx he sees wanton waste of perfectly recyclable building materials. Freilla wants to transform this environmental dumping ground into a Mecca of eco-jobs, to create a worker-owned ‘Home Depot’ type store to sell recycled construction debris.

Mexico Authorizes Private Plan To Reconstruct Cancun's Hurricane-Ravaged Beaches
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - E. Eduardo Castillo, Associated Press

Mexican environmental officials said Monday they have authorized a private reconstruction project for Mexico's famous Caribbean beaches after much of the sugar-white sand was washed away last month by Hurricane Wilma.

Prince Albert of Monaco Hopes North Pole Will Generate Interest in the Environment
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Prince Albert II of Monaco said Monday that his goal in getting on a dog sled bound for the North Pole is to focus the attention of world leaders on the need for more environment-friendly policies.

U.S. Virgin Islands Takes Steps To Prevent Seaside Pollution
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Virgin Islands has taken steps to prevent further pollution of its bays and beaches, reportedly contaminated by fecal bacteria, officials said Monday.

U.S. Defends Decision Not To Join Kyoto Protocol as Environmental Conference Begins
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Beth Duff-Brown, Associated Press

The United States defended its decision not to sign the Kyoto Protocol on Monday, saying during the opening of a global summit on climate change that it is doing more than most countries to protect the earth's atmosphere.

GE's Greenville, S.C. Plant Shifts Attention To Producing Wind Turbines
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim DuPlessis, The State, Columbia, S.C.

General Electric's strategy of pursuing environmentally friendly business has given its Greenville site new jobs making wind turbines, softening the blow of layoffs that cut the plant's work force by more than 600 jobs in the past three years.

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