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U.S. Proposes Allowing Fish Farming up to 200 Miles off Coasts

The Bush administration, seeking to tap into one of the world's fastest-growing food industries, wants to allow fish farming up to 200 miles off the nation's coasts. Citing pilot projects off New Hampshire, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, the administration said Tuesday it was sending a bill to Congress to establish regulations for fish farming, known as aquaculture. >> Read the Full Article

Families to Donate Land to Park District

Weston Cook wanted to leave the city behind and build a country home with plenty of elbow room for his children to roam. He and four other families bought 216 acres south of Brentwood five years ago, but hit a wall of opposition as conservationists and wildlife regulators balked at letting five homes sprawl over so much prime habitat for rare frogs, salamanders and other grassland survivors. >> Read the Full Article

World Scientists Say Humans Causing Global Warming

Scientists, including from the United States and China, threw down the gauntlet to world leaders on Tuesday saying mankind was the major source of global warming and urging action, one month ahead of a G8 summit. >> Read the Full Article

Borneo Lowland Forests Face Extinction

The lowland tropical rain forests in Indonesian Borneo could disappear in five years due to rampant logging and forest fires, endangering the survival of many exotic species, an international conservation group said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Innovative Farming Methods Save Money, Spare the Environment

Bedding calves at Dave and Pam Bolin's farm is yesterday's news. In an effort to help the environment and control costs, the Clarksville dairy farmers shred old newspapers to keep young heifers comfortable. >> Read the Full Article

Followers Leading the Leaders

(By James Quigley) It was one of those great moments in history. Mohandas K. Gandhi had organized massive numbers of Indians to march to the sea to make their own salt in protest to a tax on the commodity. The Mahatma remarked to newsmen who had stopped him along the way, “my people are leaving and I must follow them for I am their leader.” Of course, Gandhi’s Freedom Party ascended as the tide of history swept British colonial rule from power. >> Read the Full Article

Alternative Fuels Push to Benefit Alaska

A new federal initiative to manufacture alternate fuels from coal could benefit projects in Alaska. Theodore Barna, assistant deputy undersecretary of defense, said the Department of Defense is launching an effort to get U.S. industry to tackle alternative fuels projects to make ultra-clean, high-performance jet fuel and diesel for the military. >> Read the Full Article

Cultivating the Power of Nature's Call

The manure management side of farming is far less smelly and far more profitable when the animal waste is converted into a power source. Such a biomass process is up and running at farms across the United States. Although the basic technology isn't new, it's generating attention for a Wisconsin company, GHD Inc. >> Read the Full Article

Modine Wins DaimlerChrysler Contracts to Meet Tighter Heavy-Duty Truck Emission Standards

Modine Manufacturing Company announced today it has been chosen as the supplier for engine cooling modules for The Freightliner Group in North America and will also become the development partner for Mercedes-Benz Truck in Europe. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists, Politicians Gather in Sweden to Discuss Antarctic Environment

More than 300 scientists, experts and government representatives gathered in Stockholm on Monday to discuss the environmental issues facing the South Pole, and the effects global warming and increased tourism may have on the icy continent.` >> Read the Full Article