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Thai Government to Urge Motorbike Trade-Ins to Ease Air Pollution

The Thai government will urge two-stroke motorcycle owners to trade in their machines for cleaner-burning four-stroke models to help alleviate Bangkok's choking air pollution. >> Read the Full Article

Quiet British Bike Seeks Added Vroom

Environmentally minded British motorcycle engineers have produced a zero-emission bike that ticks all the right boxes except one -- it's too quiet. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Backyard Habitats

How difficult is it to provide a backyard habitat for wildlife? >> Read the Full Article

Despite Many Social-Responsibility Programs, Disagreement over Starbucks

Starbucks, the ubiquitous coffee-shop company, has a reputation for progressive corporate practices and environmental stewardship, but not everyone agrees that the company is doing all it can for the environment. >> Read the Full Article

Raed G. Battah, The Daily News, Bowling Green, Ky.

Kraig Moore is more productive in the woods than in the office. >> Read the Full Article

Senate Prepares to Vote on Alaska Refuge Drilling Proposal

Despite increased GOP strength, the Senate appeared to be evenly divided Tuesday in advance of a key vote on whether to allow oil drilling in an Alaska wildlife refuge. >> Read the Full Article

Bid to Unlock Corn's Code Gaining, Group Says

A trade group overseeing a partnership to unlock corn's genetic code said Monday the effort has gained "critical momentum," with more than 120 researchers already having accessed a searchable Web database created last year to hasten development of biotech crops. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists Tout Land-Use Law's Successes

Environmentalists released a sweeping report on Tuesday outlining major milestones in preserving open space and other resources through California's landmark land-use law, which is now being eyed for revisions. >> Read the Full Article

Transporting Food Can Cost the Earth

When it comes to food, buying local has been the mantra of environmental groups for years. After all, it's pretty easy to conclude that transporting fruits and vegetables from one side of the globe to the other isn't very good for the planet. >> Read the Full Article