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Authorities Plan to Restrict Off-Road Vehicles in the Western U.S.

For decades, off-road vehicle enthusiasts have been mostly free to roam U.S. federal forests and rangelands. Those freewheeling days could be numbered, though. >> Read the Full Article

Canadian Vineyard First Winery Worldwide to Earn LEED Certification

Stratus Vineyards, one of the Canada's newest wineries, announced today that it has been granted LEED Canada (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). >> Read the Full Article

Anheuser-Busch Issues Annual Environmental Report

Anheuser-Busch, the larger beer brewer in the United States, has issued its 2004 Environment, Health, and Safety Report. >> Read the Full Article

Agritourism Grows as Cash Crop

There's money in a visit to a farm, in gathering eggs, picking grapes, taking a hayrack ride or enjoying a slower pace. City folks are four generations removed from the farm, said Jane Eckert, a St. Louis agritourism consultant. >> Read the Full Article

Nobel Winner Maathai Urges World Leaders to Plant More Trees

Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai challenged government leaders and powerful elites Tuesday to get their hands dirty and plant trees to stop the alarming destruction and degradation of forests. >> Read the Full Article

New Salamander Species Identified

A new species of salamander has been identified in the Siskiyou Mountains of southern Oregon and Northern California, demonstrating the biological richness of the region, researchers say. >> Read the Full Article

Mount Rainier Ranked Third Most Dangerous Volcano

In the shadow of Mount Rainier, people go about their lives -- going to shop, going to school, going to work. One day, though, the routine will be broken by a rumble that sounds like a thousand freight trains. >> Read the Full Article

On <i>Beyond Organic</i>: Is Organic Elitist?

One of the biggest complaints about organic food is price. In fact, according to conservative pundits like the Hoover Institute's Henry I. Miller, the organic movement is not only elitist, but technophobic and possibly even racist. >> Read the Full Article

Dawning of the New Nuclear Age

Professor James Lovelock's Gaia theory describes the earth as working like a giant living organism. According to Lovelock, Gaia -- derived from the Greek for goddess of the earth -- is physically and chemically entwined with life on this planet. >> Read the Full Article

Senators Seek Bipartisan Energy Bill with No Showstoppers

Senators began plowing through an energy bill Tuesday that would include stronger conservation measures than already approved by the House and sidestep matters that could derail the measure -- such as drilling in an Alaska wildlife refuge. >> Read the Full Article