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On <i>Beyond Organic</i>: Ritual and Food

Growing and preparing food goes beyond science and craft. Art, culture and tradition are the more human elements that keep us connected to family, spirituality, and a sense of ‘place.’ This week, Beyond Organic explores a new initiative connecting organic farmers and the Muslim community; talks with a Zen chef, and learns what Biodynamic agriculture is all about. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Activists Seek to Curb Raptor Deaths at California Wind Farm

When it comes to wind power, few places are more productive -- or more deadly to birds -- than this gusty stretch of rolling hills between California's San Francisco Bay area and the San Joaquin Valley. >> Read the Full Article

Blinding Sandstorms Disrupt Flights, Everyday Life in Iraqi Capital

Blinding sandstorms swept across the Iraqi capital Tuesday for a fourth straight day, disrupting air travel, slowing traffic and blanketing the city in a gritty film. >> Read the Full Article

Colorado Bases Offer Hope to Communities Facing Military Closures

More than a decade ago, the last round of military base closings cost the Denver area both the Lowry Air Force Base and the Fitzsimons Army Hospital -- facilities that boasted 11,000 jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in military spending. But don't cry for the Mile High City: Both former bases are booming. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Biotech Pharming

Do you know what "pharming" is? Jerry Kay spoke to Joseph Mendelson, Co-Founder and Legal Director of the Center for Food Safety to explain: >> Read the Full Article

Draft Legislation Sides With Developers Over Majority of Americans: Defenders of Wildlife

Draft legislation prepared by Rep. Richard Pombo (R-Cal.) would severely undermine the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and punch loopholes in the law on behalf of oil companies, large-scale developers, timber companies, mining corporations, and other special interests. >> Read the Full Article

Entrepreneurs Hope Grass Products Can Help Save Woods

In a beige metal-clad building in a quiet Athens, Tenn., neighborhood, tens of thousands of tiny bamboo and Arundo donax grass plants are sprouting in baby food jars and plastic restaurant to-go containers. Susan and John Woods, co-owners of West Wind Technology Inc., aim to save the woods. >> Read the Full Article

Why Does Organic Food Cost More than Conventional?

Why does organic food cost more than conventionally grown food? There are a bushel of reasons. Limits on pesticides, for instance, mean more hand-weeding. They also mean farmers run a higher risk of losing all or part of a year's crop. >> Read the Full Article

Some Firms Give Workers Financial Incentives to Buy Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

Faced with rising gas prices and increasing concerns about pollution, companies are writing checks to employees to buy cars that are more fuel-efficient and less harmful to the environment. >> Read the Full Article

Global Environmental Changes to be a Key Issue At This Week's G8

Global climate change will be a major focus at this week's G8 Summit. Scotland, host of the summit, is committed to innovation in the renewable energy sector and, as such, has created a solid industry and government support mechanism to achieve its aggressive renewable energy targets - 40 percent by 2020. >> Read the Full Article