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African Leaders Convene First Regional Forum To Explore Market-Based Conservation Strategies

A diverse group of government, business, policy, community, civil society organizations and academic leaders today announced the beginning of a long-term cooperative effort to develop ecosystem services markets aimed at combating environmental degradation and poverty in Africa. >> Read the Full Article

Clinton Global Initiative Event to be Carbon Neutral

GreenOrder, Inc., a New York-based environmental strategy and marketing firm, announced today that it is working as a partner organization with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), organized by former President Bill Clinton, to offset CGI’s greenhouse gas impact and make it “carbon neutral." >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Edible Forest Gardens

"Edible forest gardens" actually do not have to be very large. Jerry Kay spoke to Dave Jacke, the author of Edible Forest Gardens. >> Read the Full Article

Protecting New Orleans from Future Floods To Cost Billions, Take Decades

Given enough money, engineers agree that they could eventually build a system of levees and other flood control structures sufficient to protect New Orleans from another Katrina or even a stronger hurricane. But it would cost billions, and the work might not be completed for up to 30 years. >> Read the Full Article

Biologists Encouraged by Ferrets' Progress

Wildlife biologists believe that black-footed ferrets released into the wilds of Colorado are thriving -- and breeding -- as the state tries to build a self-sustaining population of the mammal considered to be the rarest in North America. >> Read the Full Article

Mississippi Begins Katrina Cleanup, but Where Will the Garbage Go?

In a sandy construction site on the outskirts of town, more than a dozen trucks wait for their chance to unload tree limbs and feed a huge bonfire that will burn from dawn until dusk every day for months. >> Read the Full Article

Ecuador Concerned by Colombia's Herbicide Use

Ecuador asked the United Nations Sunday to pursue research on the threat to health of a herbicide used by Colombia to wipe out coca -- the raw material for cocaine -- grown along their shared border. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Estimates that 2005 Ozone Hole Will Probably Be Slightly Smaller than All-Time High of 2003

The hole in the ozone layer this year will probably be slightly smaller than the all-time largest of 2003, signaling that depletion is still occurring but possibly at a slower rate, a U.N. agency said. >> Read the Full Article

Katrina's Environment Threat Not Over, Greens Say

Early environmental tests after Hurricane Katrina have given authorities little cause for alarm, but some environmentalists say they are concerned that severe pollution may still be a threat. >> Read the Full Article

Young Malaysian Trash Pickers Make Turtle Nesting Beaches Pristine as Part of Global Cleanup

Schoolchildren and volunteers removed loads of rubbish Saturday from the nesting grounds of endangered sea turtles along eastern Malaysia's beaches as part of a global environmental cleanup that draws millions of participants annually. >> Read the Full Article