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U.S. Green Building Council Helps Builders and Companies Go Green

More companies are beginning to see the benefits of having energy-efficient buildings and physical plants. >> Read the Full Article

Smithfield Foods Receives Eight Environmental Awards

Executives with Smithfield Foods stood along the Pagan River on Tuesday and remarked how times have changed since 1997 when they faced the largest water pollution fine ever levied against a Virginia company. >> Read the Full Article

FuelCell Energy Power Plant Running on Waste Byproduct to Generate Stable Electricity for Eco-Community

FuelCell Energy Inc. today announced that one of its 250-kilowatt Direct FuelCell power plants, sold by its Asian distributor Marubeni Corporation, will supply power as part of the electric grid servicing a school, a hospital, apartment buildings and city hall in a planned, renewable energy community on the western coast of Japan. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Spices

Do you know where common spices such as allspice and vanilla come from? Organic versions of these popular spices have an interesting genesis. >> Read the Full Article

Soybean Growers Brace for Insect Outbreak

Farmers are bracing for what researchers predict will be the return of an insect that attacks soybeans in the Midwest, where most of the crop is grown. >> Read the Full Article

Ask Umbra: This Mortal Soil

Ah, spring is in the air. Or is that smog? Whatever the aroma, it causes one reader to wonder about the environmental impacts of mulching one's garden. Green advice guru Umbra Fisk is a veritable horn of plenty on the topic. Get her advice on the Grist Magazine website. >> Read the Full Article

Myanmar Issues Regulations to Save Decimated Marine Turtle Population

Eating the meat and eggs of turtles will no longer be allowed under a package of regulations issued by the Myanmar government to save the country's decimated population of marine turtles, a state-run newspaper said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Beached Dolphins Released into Waters off Florida

Seven stranded rough-toothed dolphins swam to freedom 14 miles offshore in the Florida Straits Tuesday as rescue volunteers released them back into deep waters after two months of rehabilitation. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Energy Chief Wants Global Push for 'Clean Coal'

U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman called for more international efforts to develop coal as an alternative energy source as ministers met Tuesday to address concerns over the future of the world's energy supplies. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Zoo Considers Using Animal Waste as Energy Source

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is looking to become the first zoo in the nation to be powered by its own animal waste -- particularly the prodigious piles produced by its pachyderms. >> Read the Full Article