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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Campaigns for Clean Water

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio helped environmentalists launch an international campaign Tuesday to draw attention to the billion people worldwide who don't have access to clean water. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Unveils Annual Seal Hunt, Blasts Activists

Canada said Tuesday it would allow 320,000 young seals to be killed this year and lashed out at activists who promise to boycott Canadian seafood products in a bid to stop the hunt. >> Read the Full Article

Drivers Who Subscribe to TerraPass Help to Fund Renewable Sources of Energy

Karl Ulrich, a proud environmentalist who bikes to work daily, used to fret over what his fuel-thirsty Ford F-150 pickup did to the atmosphere every time he drove from Pennsylvania to property he owns in Vermont. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Chided for Disregarding Study of Benefits from Mercury Curbs

The Environmental Protection Agency's decision to ignore researchers' analysis of possible health benefits from reducing mercury pollution from power plants was criticized Tuesday by Democrats in Congress. >> Read the Full Article

Professor, Students Donate Website Proceeds to Renewable Energy Projects

Karl Ulrich, a proud environmentalist who bikes to work daily, used to fret over what his fuel-thirsty Ford F-150 pickup did to the atmosphere every time he drove from Pennsylvania to property he owns in Vermont. >> Read the Full Article

Organic Gardening Basics: Eliminating Pesticides and Fertilizers

In the natural world, virtually everything is sought out and "eaten" by something else. In the American garden, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides often take the place of healthy soil and mechanical and natural controls. Pesticides are meant to kill. If there is a safe pesticide, it is one that kills only the target organism and leaves no trace in the environment. Few pesticides meet these very selective criteria. >> Read the Full Article

Tips for Planting Trees and Shrubs

If you're planting new trees and shrubs this spring, don't spoil them by enriching the soil with organic matter. A hole full of compost and soft organic matter is a comfortable area for the roots, and they aren't likely to spread into the surrounding soil. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Protection, the Economy, and Jobs: What is the Bottom Line?

Does environmental protection harm the economy and destroy jobs or facilitate economic growth and create jobs? >> Read the Full Article

Umbra Opines on Reproduction

A simple question about personal environmental responsibility provokes eco-maven Umbra Fisk to dispense advice on parenting (or not). Read how Umbra tackles this thorny issue, daintily, with a 10-foot pole -- on the Grist Magazine website. >> Read the Full Article

Water, Sanitation Key to Disaster Response, Long-Term Development

The lack of major outbreaks of disease in areas hit by the Dec. 26 tsunami is largely due to the rapid deployment of clean water and sanitation teams, the international Red Cross said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article