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Farmers Relying on Growing Trust in Organic Labeling

Bill Jaynes follows the U.S. Department of Agriculture's organic farming rules to a T -- his chickens aren't given steroids and none of his crops are sprayed with pesticides. But, like many small-time farmers who use chemical-free methods, he hasn't registered with the government to sell his produce under the official "organic" label. >> Read the Full Article

'Eco-Car' Size Limits Upset Nissan: Official Rules Clash with Export Needs

Nissan Motor Co, Japan's second largest automaker, has voiced disagreement with the government's policy to fix the dimensions for fuel-efficient small cars. >> Read the Full Article

Pennsylvania Governor Signs ACRE Legislation; Local Environmental Ordinances to be Reviewed

Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell today signed the Agriculture Communities and Rural Environment (ACRE) bill. >> Read the Full Article

California Recycler Takes TVs for Free

It wasn't that long ago that getting rid of a computer monitor or television was often a cumbersome and costly ordeal. Laden with pounds of toxic lead, the cathode ray tubes that are the heart of such devices were unwelcome at garbage dumps and expensive to recycle. >> Read the Full Article

Cleanup of Military Waste on Right Track

Patches of Utah held underground tanks that refueled World War II military trucks. Whole ranges served as experiment stations for testing toxic nerve gases or rock-busting explosives. Abandoned military sites like these have been a focus of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for two decades. >> Read the Full Article

Corps Cites Seattle for Filling Wetlands

Federal regulators have cited the city of Seattle for illegally filling wetlands and a portion of Hamm Creek in Southwest Seattle during a major construction project. >> Read the Full Article

Indonesian Court Rules Mining Companies Can Operate in Protected Forests

Thirteen mining companies will be able to operate in protected forests in Indonesia after the country's highest court Thursday rejected a petition by environmental groups claiming the practice was illegal. >> Read the Full Article

Oil Industry Leaders Discuss Arctic Challenges at Meeting in Northern Norway

Oil industry leaders met in Norway's far north Thursday to discuss the prospects and challenges of oil drilling in one of the world's last petroleum frontiers: the Arctic. >> Read the Full Article

PET Peeve -- A Guest Commentary

Oil won’t last forever – for that we are lucky. Petroleum dependence is a risky, unreliable crutch that drives global insecurity, depletion, and pollution. >> Read the Full Article

Anger and Fear over Asbestos Contamination in Wealthy Sacramento Suburb

A huge cloud of construction dust blowing across the field where his son played Little League signaled to Lance McMahan it was time to get out of this fast-growing suburb above Sacramento. >> Read the Full Article