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Rural Alaska Community Researches Nation's First Tiny Nuclear Reactor

Electric stoves are a convenience, but in the Yukon River city of Galena, many people pass them by -- the appliances suck up more juice than residents can afford. >> Read the Full Article

A Changing Environment -- An ENN Commentary

Today, it's difficult to imagine that the playground my daughter and I sometimes play in was home to a 30-foot-wide pond surrounded by wetlands, where residents used to collected watercress in the early-1900s. >> Read the Full Article

Bush Picks Scientist to Head EPA

President Bush nominated Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Steve Johnson Friday to be the first career EPA employee to head the agency. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists Fear Brazil's Lifting of GMO Ban

Brazil's move to lift a ban on the sale of genetically modified crops poses a serious threat to the country's endangered Amazon rain forest, environmentalists charged Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Knowledge Fades As Africa Languages Die

A U.N. Conference on Trade and Development report on protecting traditional knowledge argues that beyond a devastating impact on culture, the death of a language wipes out centuries of know-how in preserving ecosystems -- leading to grave consequences for biodiversity. >> Read the Full Article

Building a Business on Junk

From the ornate decorations and columns that accent the Escamilla living room, it's hard to believe their home-based business is about debris, dirt and lots of junk. >> Read the Full Article

Nokia Drops Plans to Develop Fuel Cells

Nokia Corp. has dropped plans to develop mobile phones with fuel cells for at least the next few years, a spokesman for the Finnish company said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

USDA Awards $15 Million for Farmers' Market Program

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced the fiscal year 2005 Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) grant awards to 47 state agencies and tribal organizations to provide low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for fresh produce at farmers' markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs. >> Read the Full Article

AAA Questions EPA Gas-Mileage Reporting

The American Automobile Association, the US's largest automobile-information and advocacy organization, questioned the EPA's methods for determining the fuel mileage ratings given to the nation's car fleet. >> Read the Full Article

Not Many Knocks Against Environment-Friendly Hardwood

For years, foresters have sought a fast growing, environmentally responsible hardwood with the dual tangibles of good looks for the home and sustainable growth. >> Read the Full Article