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Farm-State Lawmakers, Others Want Congress to Require a Bigger Boost in Ethanol

Corn-based ethanol is being pumped into more gas tanks every year, and farm-state senators and a majority of governors want an even greater flow. They say an energy bill Republicans are pushing through the House this week does not go far enough to replace foreign oil with homegrown ethanol. >> Read the Full Article

On <i>Beyond Organic</i>: Earth Day

Earth Day is a great opportunity to reflect, both upon our successes and the challenges which lie ahead. This week, Beyond Organic's guests include the director of Go Organic for Earth Day; filmmakers of "Broken Limbs: Apples, Agriculture and the New American Farmer," and the president of the Earth Day Network, which works with 12,000 organizations in 174 countries. >> Read the Full Article

Venezuela Ecoreserve Says it's Fighting for Survival

After years of campaigning to save jaguars, giant storks and anacondas, Venezuela's best-known ecotourism reserve is fighting for its own survival against a government land reform, its owners said. >> Read the Full Article

Officials Want to Wire Earth for Continuous Readout of Vital Signs

Imagine the planet wired for a nearly continuous readout on its vital signs, shared by all. That's the essence of a White House plan announced Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Time to Roll Out, Recycle Old Tires

Rick Robertson is a longtime student of the School of Every Little Bit Helps. >> Read the Full Article

High Gas Prices Push Car Buyers to Hybrids

Ted Kelley, a private investigator in Boca Raton, is a happy convert to hybrid auto technology. >> Read the Full Article

Monuments to Unsustainability

(By James Quigley) My 13-year old son is fascinated with muscle cars. He subscribes to one of those magazines that give him all he wants to know about horsepower-to-weight ratio... >> Read the Full Article

New Warner Bros. Project at Forest Preserve Gains Environmentalists' Support

Environmentalists are giving the green light to a new Warner Bros. project that involves restoring a popular lake at an Illinois forest preserve. >> Read the Full Article

Gorbachev Calls for Global Treaty Making Access to Water and Basic Sanitation a Human Right

Mikhail Gorbachev is pressing world leaders to adopt a treaty guaranteeing clean water and sanitation for their people, a task he says is more daunting than ending the nuclear arms race during the Cold War. >> Read the Full Article