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Coastal Federation Lobbyist Hopeful on Oyster Restoration Program Funding

Oysters can be slippery. And money to expand a North Carolina state oyster restoration program that Gov. Mike Easley proposed spending this year didn't stay put to make it into the draft budget passed by the Senate last week. >> Read the Full Article

GE to Unveil New Environmental Initiative

General Electric Co. plans to unveil a major initiative aimed at more than doubling its research investment in environmental technology in five years, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site Sunday. >> Read the Full Article

Green Cleaning

When Noel Bennett and three of his partners wanted to go into business, Bennett's Boulderness came into play. "Having grown up in Boulder, it's easy to get infused with that environmentally friendly part," said Bennett, who also is a mortgage broker. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Cultural Diversity

When we think of "biodiversity," we generally think about the varying plants and animals on the planet. However, there are different levels of biodiversity, including human cultural diversity. >> Read the Full Article

Crocodiles Put Australia Rangers on High Alert

A record number of crocodiles in Australia's famous Kakadu National Park, and larger more aggressive saltwater crocodiles, have put rangers on high alert as the giant animals attack boats and bite outboard motors. >> Read the Full Article

Yellowstone Rated High for Eruption Threat

The Yellowstone caldera has been classified a high threat for volcanic eruption, according to a report from the U.S. Geological Survey. >> Read the Full Article

Puerto Rico Draws up Proposal to Eradicate and Control Non-Native Monkeys

Environmental authorities have drawn up a proposal to control and eradicate non-native species of monkeys who are harming agriculture and endangering native species, officials said Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Pakistani, Indian Officials Begin Talks on Second Disputed Dam in Kashmir

Senior government officials from Pakistan and India began talks on Sunday on a dam India is planning to build in its portion of Kashmir that Pakistan says will violate a water-sharing accord between the two countries. >> Read the Full Article

Dairy Cows Pass Gas, but How Much?

Dairy cows either: a) pollute the air a lot less than previously thought, b) a lot more than previously thought, or c) about the same as was thought. The answer is all of the above, according to a committee charged with figuring out what the San Joaquin Valley's dairy cows contribute to smog. >> Read the Full Article

Used Cooking Oil Might Be Fuel for Higher Profits at American Biofuels

For one Californnial company, used cooking oil might be fuel for higher profits. American Biofuels LLC is using oils collected from 40 restaurants and other businesses to make biodiesel fuel at its Stockdale Highway plant. >> Read the Full Article