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Australia Rules Out New Post-Kyoto Limits

Australia said on Monday negotiating new greenhouse gas emission levels for the Kyoto Protocol is a waste of time, dampening hopes a major environment meeting in Canada will set new targets beyond 2012. >> Read the Full Article

Africa Lakes under Strain as Populations Rise

Africa's 600-plus lakes are under unprecedented strain from rising populations and must be managed better if demand for fresh water is not to stir instability, a U.N. report published on Monday said. >> Read the Full Article

Report Says Keeping Public Lands Open for Grazing Costs $123 Million a Year

Federal agencies spend at least $123 million a year to keep public lands open to livestock grazing, according to a government report that environmentalists say bolsters their argument that grazing should be limited. >> Read the Full Article

McDonald's Brews a Java War

McDonald's Corp. is giving a jolt to the New England coffee market. Starting next week, the fast-food chain will replace its brew in all 600 New England stores with Newman's Own Organics Blend produced by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. in Waterbury, Vt. >> Read the Full Article

Intel's New Process To Reduce Water Use at Microchip Plant Several Years Away

Intel's Community Environmental Working Group hosted a presentation on technology that has the potential to reduce water use at the microchip plant by up to 80 percent and virtually eliminate harmful solvents. >> Read the Full Article

Patagonia Staff Learns about Organic Cotton Production

Believed to be the only grower of organic cotton in California, Don Cameron wore his 100 percent organic cotton shirt from Patagonia as he showed representatives of that company from around the world his field near Helm on Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Microchip Technology Ships 1 Billionth Lead-Free Device

Microchip Technology Inc., a provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced the shipment of its 1 billionth lead-free device. >> Read the Full Article

Governor Rendell Opens East Coast's First BioDiesel Injection Blending Facility

Governor Edward Rendell launched the grand opening of the East Coast's first biodiesel injection blending facility owned by Independence BioFuels, Inc, a wholesale distributor of biofuels, located at the Petroleum Products Corporation terminal in Highspire, PA >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Environmentally Sound Cleaning

It's amazing how something as simple as cleaning our homes creates environmental challenges. Jerry Kay spoke to Linda Mason Hunter, co-author of Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home. >> Read the Full Article

More Than a Thousand Birds Covered in Oil after Spill off Denmark's East Coast

A Danish coast guard helicopter searched Sunday for an oil slick that covered more than a thousand birds in the Kattegatt Sea between Denmark and Sweden. >> Read the Full Article