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EarthNews Radio: ForesTrade

Organic foods are a fast-growing segment of the economy. They're not only healthy, but good for the environment as well. >> Read the Full Article

China's Yellow River Plagued by Pollution

Most of the Yellow River, the second-longest in China and the cradle of early Chinese civilisation, is so polluted it is not safe for drinking or swimming, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Albanian Swaps Rare, 800 Kg Turtle for Mercedes

An Albanian net fisherman has enraged biologists by swapping an endangered leatherback turtle weighing 806 kilos for a used Mercedes from an Italian fish trader. >> Read the Full Article

New Program Aims to Reduce Alarming Destruction of Global Forests by Ten Percent Annually

The World Bank and the World Wildlife Fund announced a five-year program Wednesday to reduce the destruction of forests by 10 percent annually in an attempt to combat the alarming disappearance of the world's trees. >> Read the Full Article

Senate Bill Would Double Ethanol Use in Gasoline to Eight Billion Gallons a Year

Over the strong objections of oil companies, a Senate committee on Wednesday approved a requirement that refiners must use more corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in gasoline. >> Read the Full Article

Nicaragua Enticing Budget Travelers and Real Estate Developers

To the south, Costa Rica is known for its ecotourism. Farther north, Guatemala beckons with Mayan treasures and indigenous cultures. Now, Nicaragua is making a name as a Central American travel destination, too, welcoming guests to its beaches, Spanish colonial cities and other attractions. >> Read the Full Article

Drivers Lining up for Converted Restaurant Oil to Fuel Vehicles

In the kitchen of a Culver's restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin, dark vats of oil bubbled at 352 degrees Fahrenheit, and the smell of french fries hung in the air. It's the smell, it turns out, of fuel. >> Read the Full Article

Hybrid Cars Jump Past Electric Ones

The growing popularity of hybrid cars and an upcoming California "Hydrogen Highway" proposal highlight how cheaper, more convenient or politically expedient technologies have leapfrogged vehicles powered by rechargable batteries. >> Read the Full Article

General Mills Awards

The General Mills Foundation and the American Dietetic Association Foundation, in partnership with the President's Challenge, have awarded 50 community groups and schools across the country with $10,000 grants that support innovative programs to help children develop lifelong nutrition and physical fitness habits. >> Read the Full Article

Electronic Design Magazine Introduces Resource Center For New International Environmental Laws Pertaining to the Electronics Industry

The 25 countries of the European Union, as well as Japan and China, are about to significantly restrict the use of environmentally hazardous materials in electronic components and systems. >> Read the Full Article