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African Union Appoints Nobel Laureate to Key Advisory Position

The African Union has appointed Nobel peace laureate Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmentalist, to chair an advisory commission on social and environmental policies. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Debate Quake Vs. Aftershock

Earthquake or aftershock? For thousands of Indonesians digging out from the latest devastating geologic jolt, the question is academic. Monday's earthquake was a catastrophic exclamation point on what has been a harrowing three months on Sumatra and surrounding islands. >> Read the Full Article

The Myth of Nonprofit Inefficiency

(By Duane Silverstein) Rarely a month goes by when those of us working for environmental nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) do not hear the comment... >> Read the Full Article

Fuel-Efficiency Attitudes May be Shifting; Auto Dealers Hear Hints of a Shift

Gasoline prices have some local motorists thinking twice about what they drive. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Morrison Planetarium

April will be a great month to view our giant neighbor in the solar system, Jupiter. >> Read the Full Article

India, U.S. Agree to Push Defense, Energy Ties

India and the United States have agreed to a series of steps to boost defense and energy ties, the foreign ministry said, as Washington announced it would sell F-16 fighters to Pakistan. >> Read the Full Article

Pakistan Seize Indian Fishing Trawlers with 70 Tons of Tuna

Pakistan's coast guard seized two Indian fishing trawlers with crew members from India, the Philippines, China and Thailand in Pakistani waters and seized the ships' cargo of 70 tons of tuna, officials said Sunday. >> Read the Full Article

In Texas Town Raised on Oil, Leaky Pipeline at Center of Growing Legal Action

The bulldozer clawed at the East Texas earth, uprooting an old, abandoned gas pipeline beneath the site of a new mobile home park and, in the process, uncovering something more. The soil released a strange, powerful odor that burned throats, turned stomachs and hung in the air for weeks. >> Read the Full Article

Demand for Organic Grains on Rise

The U.S. Department of Agriculture makes no claims organically-grown food is safer or more nutritious than food conventionally raised, but plenty of people believe it. And, they're willing to pay a premium for it. >> Read the Full Article

Hurricane Ivan Caused Sand Loss, Expert Says

New measurements of Hurricane Ivan's erosion of beaches, dunes and barrier islands along the Gulf of Mexico underscore how vulnerable the American shoreline is to such storms, a U.S. Geological Survey oceanographer says. >> Read the Full Article