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Farm Uses Waste Cooking Oil to Heat its Greenhouse

Ralph and Lisa Turner of Laughing Stock Farm have a new recipe for salad this winter: Take a vat of used cooking oil from restaurants, strain out food bits ranging from bread crumbs to chicken bones, then use it as fuel to heat a greenhouse. >> Read the Full Article

Tsunami Threatens Survival of Indian Tribes

Some primitive Indian tribes could be on the verge of extinction after a deadly tsunami slammed into the far-flung Andaman and Nicobar islands, experts say. >> Read the Full Article

Notes from Anna: Organic Jazz, and More Food For The Spirit

Recently I attended a series of jazz shows played by some of my friends in Boston's small venues. Prior to the shows, witnessing these musicians practice on a day-to-day basis, I also saw how their primary dedication to music grew into a broader commitment to things that are beautiful, fair, and just. >> Read the Full Article

Timber Sale in Estacada, Ore., Area Has Potential for Peace

New ground is being broken in efforts to manage the Mount Hood National Forest in ways that don't end up in federal court. >> Read the Full Article

North Charleston, S.C., Company Recycles Leftovers into Sealer for Roofs

Entrepreneurs often pour their hearts -- not to mention their money and time -- into business ventures other people think are, well, crazy. >> Read the Full Article

Israel-Palestinian Program Sends Delegation to Texas to Learn Water Management

In some Middle East countries, water is an issue that affects the lives of tens of thousands of people. >> Read the Full Article

In the Economics of Global Warming, Pig Emissions Have a Part to Play

Pig manure in Chile will keep neon lights glowing on Tokyo's Ginza in years to come. It's a grand north-south tradeoff to slow global warming: You reduce your "greenhouse gas" emissions so I don't have to cut back on mine. >> Read the Full Article

Tribes, Environmentalists Clash over Proposed Casino in Columbia River Gorge

For 12,000 years or more, Columbia River tribes gathered nearby to do business with distant tribes. Now they want to come back -- to deal blackjack and poker. >> Read the Full Article

Palo Alto, Calif., to Buy 'Green' Power Created by Gas of Decomposing Garbage

Pushing to buy at least 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, Palo Alto has turned to a new supply: rotting garbage in Watsonville. >> Read the Full Article

Government, Missouri Environmental Group Reach Settlement on Clean Water Standards for Lakes and Streams

The government must make sure Missouri complies with federal clean water standards to protect streams and rivers from bacteria, sewage and mining discharges, according to a consent decree. >> Read the Full Article