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What are We Really Planting in Our Gardens?

(By Cheryl Lowe) In New England, spring is almost here. The urge to stop and admire the first blooms on the redbud tree or the spring beauties in the woods... >> Read the Full Article

Lawsuits Challenge Critical Habitat Designation for 42 Species

A legal foundation has filed twin federal lawsuits challenging federal protections for 42 species -- 15 of which live only in shallow seasonal pools across much of California and in far southern Oregon. >> Read the Full Article

Envirocare Looking to Expand its Operation

Envirocare of Utah is seeking permission to expand its operations onto 536 acres of land it purchased from a potential competitor when the business changed hands two months ago. >> Read the Full Article

Solar Cell Maker's Shares Jump 45% on Debut

Shares of Solartron Plc surged 45 percent from its initial public offering price, despite overall sluggishness in the Thai market. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Junk Food and American Waistlines

American waistlines continue to grow, yet the food industry continues to successfully market junk food. >> Read the Full Article

SYSCO's Earth Plus Product Line Recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY), North America's largest foodservice distributor to restaurants, schools, and institutions, today announced that 16 of its Earth Plus(R) cleaning products have been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Design for the Environment (DfE) program. >> Read the Full Article

Sustainable Gardening for All

More and more people these days seem to be recognizing the multitude of reasons to plan and maintain an ecological landscape. Reducing pollution, conserving resources, and creating wildlife habitat are just a few of the end benefits to taking a sustainable approach to gardening. >> Read the Full Article

Nursery Business is Green as Gardening Interest Spurs Industry Growth

When it comes to houses, it's not just what's on the inside that counts. For many homeowners, beautifying the outside with landscaping is just as important as remodeling the inside. It's a growing trend that started a decade ago when the housing market strengthened, says Bob Fitch, Minnesota Nursing and Landscaping Association executive director. >> Read the Full Article

Mexican Environmental Authorities Say Oil Pumps, Valves Also at Risk

A study commissioned by environmental authorities following a string of embarrassing oil spills at Mexico's state-owned Pemex oil company found problems at pumping stations and valve systems, as well as in the pipelines themselves. >> Read the Full Article

New York OKs $1.8M for Cleanups

Several of New York City's brownfields will be getting some of Albany's green. An agreement signed last week by Gov. Pataki and the majority leaders of the state Senate and Assembly allocates $30 million for cleanup projects statewide, with just over $1.8 million coming to the city. >> Read the Full Article