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Caribbean Corals Hit by Warm, Storm-Spawning Seas

Corals in the Caribbean are being damaged by the same warm seas that have fuelled Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, the WWF conservation group said. >> Read the Full Article

Reflecting New Shopping Trend, Stop & Shop Touts Organics

Traditional supermarkets see organic foods as one way to hold on to shoppers lured away by low-price wholesale clubs, convenience stores and other retailers that stock food. >> Read the Full Article

Poll Shows Many Firms See Global Warming Affecting Their Business

Most major companies see global warming as presenting "commercial risks or opportunities" to their business, but many of them are failing to curb their emission of greenhouse gases, a Britain-based group's survey indicated Sunday. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Begins Assessing Damage on Texas Coast

The US Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District began assessing damage on the Texas coast Saturday, according to Col. Steve Haustein, District Engineer and Commander. >> Read the Full Article

Lawsuit Filed Against Major Oil Companies Alleging Ecological Damage Worsened Katrina

NEW ORLEANS — A lawsuit has been filed against several major oil companies alleging that they are culpable for the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Green Construction

Green businesses are growing more popular these days, and turning your business into a green one is becoming a good financial choice, as well as a good choice for the planet. >> Read the Full Article

Getting Apollo off the Ground

(By Steven J. Moss) Energy and labor are intimately related. After all, energy is by and large a replacement for labor – most energy-using devices save time. Washing machines replaced stone-slapping methods of clothes cleaning; cars substitute for slower modes of manual transport. This historical relationship has recently formed the basis for a counter-movement lead by labor unions and environmental groups – the Apollo Alliance. Apollo seeks to change the energy-labor relationship into one in which cleaner energy sources create jobs, rather than eliminates them. >> Read the Full Article

North Korea Raises Stakes in Nuclear Standoff, Demands Reactors for Dismantling Nuclear Program

North Korea's deputy foreign minister insisted that his country be given light-water nuclear reactors at the same time that it dismantles its nuclear program to demonstrate "good faith," raising the stakes in the nuclear standoff with the United States. >> Read the Full Article

Indonesia To Ban Poultry Farms in Capital

Indonesia will re-arrange zoning for the poultry industry, banning farms and slaughterhouses in the teeming capital in a bid to stop the spread of the bird flu virus that has killed four people, an official said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Rita Brings Houston's Big Refining Industry To Standstill

Drivers, homeowners, airlines and businesses will end up paying higher fuel bills if Hurricane Rita magnifies the damage last month's Hurricane Katrina inflicted on the oil-refining industry. >> Read the Full Article