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EarthTalk: Do urban trees really help reduce pollution and clean the air?

Dear EarthTalk: Do urban trees really help reduce pollution and clean the air? Find out the answer to this question and others in this segment of EarthTalk. >> Read the Full Article

Fertilizer Manufacturer Dumps Damaging Water Into Tampa, Fla., Creek

TAMPA, Fla. — A month ago, Cargill Crop Nutrition received an award for its environmental stewardship.
On Tuesday, company representatives stood watch as government officials surveyed the environmental damage created when the fertilizer manufacturer dumped 60 million gallons of acidic water into a creek leading to Hillsborough Bay. >> Read the Full Article

Wisconsin papermaker says U.S. industry rapidly losing innovation and jobs

Art Rankin took his first job in the paper industry when he was 16. He's 68 now, several years retired from his role as technical director for the Appleton Coated Paper's Locks Mill. >> Read the Full Article

Rift in Kenya Cabinet over Masai Land Rights

A Kenyan Cabinet minister threw his weight behind a campaign by Masai tribesmen to reclaim ancestral land allocated to British settlers Thursday, breaking ranks with the government on the controversial issue. >> Read the Full Article

ACEEE Names Five Champions of Energy Efficiency

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy presented five Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards at its biennial conference, the Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, recognizing leadership and accomplishment in the energy efficiency field. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Say Risk of Water Wars Is Rising

The risk of wars being fought over water is rising because of explosive global population growth and widespread complacency, scientists said recently. >> Read the Full Article

Revealing Dhaka: The Hope of Bangladesh

Deep within the Bengal Delta, amidst a maze of rivers and canals, lies Dhaka, the vibrant capital of Bangladesh. Dhaka is in fact the last big urban stop on the great Gangetic stream as it cascades into the sea. Home to over ten million people, this fast-growing city is one of the most densely inhabited places on earth. >> Read the Full Article

Hospitals move toward paperless age

Hospitals are trading their once-scattered medical charts, file folders, X-rays, and other documents for a unified electronic records system accessible with a few keystrokes. >> Read the Full Article

University Officials Say Polymers Still Show Big Promise

AKRON, Ohio ? It's an old, familiar promise: polymers can turn Akron into a high-tech city, complete with hot-selling products and lucrative jobs. So far, however, it's been slow to happen. But officials at the University of Akron say polymers still have big promise. >> Read the Full Article

EarthTalk: Where can I find Earth-friendly building materials?

Where do I find sources of Earth-friendly building supplies and materials? >> Read the Full Article