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Site Work on New York State Wind Farm Expected to Begin Next Week

Construction on the Maple Ridge Wind Farm is scheduled to begin late next week, but don't expect to see turbine parts coming through the north country for a few months. >> Read the Full Article

Constitutional Court Upholds Austrian Province's Ban on Nighttime Truck Traffic

Austria's Constitutional Court announced Monday it has upheld a western province's ban on truck traffic at night, saying the benefits for the environment outweighed financial losses. >> Read the Full Article

Norway's Disputed Whaling Season Opens with Higher Quota than Last Year

The world's only commercial whaling season opened in Norway on Monday, with about 30 boats pursuing their highest quota since the country resumed the hunt in 1993. >> Read the Full Article

Brando Island to Become Luxury Resort

It was near where he filmed "Mutiny on the Bounty," and fell in love with his Tahitian co-star. Years later, it was Marlon Brando's retreat, where he would lie on the beach and marvel at the night sky. >> Read the Full Article

Honduran Activist Priest Says He'll Use Environmental Prize Money to Build Ecology Center

A Roman Catholic priest who has been awarded an environmental prize for his work to achieve reforms in the forestry industry said Monday he will use the money to build an ecological center where he can continue his work. >> Read the Full Article

Farm-State Lawmakers, Others Want Congress to Require a Bigger Boost in Ethanol

Corn-based ethanol is being pumped into more gas tanks every year, and farm-state senators and a majority of governors want an even greater flow. They say an energy bill Republicans are pushing through the House this week does not go far enough to replace foreign oil with homegrown ethanol. >> Read the Full Article

On <i>Beyond Organic</i>: Earth Day

Earth Day is a great opportunity to reflect, both upon our successes and the challenges which lie ahead. This week, Beyond Organic's guests include the director of Go Organic for Earth Day; filmmakers of "Broken Limbs: Apples, Agriculture and the New American Farmer," and the president of the Earth Day Network, which works with 12,000 organizations in 174 countries. >> Read the Full Article

Venezuela Ecoreserve Says it's Fighting for Survival

After years of campaigning to save jaguars, giant storks and anacondas, Venezuela's best-known ecotourism reserve is fighting for its own survival against a government land reform, its owners said. >> Read the Full Article

Officials Want to Wire Earth for Continuous Readout of Vital Signs

Imagine the planet wired for a nearly continuous readout on its vital signs, shared by all. That's the essence of a White House plan announced Monday. >> Read the Full Article