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Venezuela Defends Disputed Land Seizures

Venezuela Tuesday defended a plan to seize land from four private farms, including a UK-owned ranch and an eco-tourism reserve, after critics warned the move was illegal and would undermine investor confidence. >> Read the Full Article

EarthTalk: Healthy Alternatives to Sugar

Perhaps since the diet crazes of the 1970s, Americans have been looking to cut back on their intake of sugar. And doctors couldn’t be happier, as they consider the prevalence of sugar in our society a root cause of numerous health problems, including the recent trends in obesity and adult onset diabetes. >> Read the Full Article

Nobel Peace Winner Appeals for Protection of African Forests in Rome

The 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner appealed Tuesday for better protection of Central Africa's forests in an attempt to eradicate poverty and bring peace to the region, a U.N agency said. >> Read the Full Article

Senate Votes to Open Oil Drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Amid the backdrop of soaring oil and gasoline prices, a sharply divided Senate on Wednesday voted to open the ecologically rich Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling, delivering a major energy policy win for President Bush. >> Read the Full Article

New Fairy Shrimp Species Found in Idaho

Biologists with the Idaho National Guard have discovered a new species of fairy shrimp living in the oft-dry lake beds of Idaho's desert. >> Read the Full Article

Agency Orders Power Plant Mercury Pollution Cut by Nearly 50 Percent

The Bush administration on Tuesday ordered power plants to cut mercury pollution from U.S. smokestacks by nearly half within 15 years but left an out for the worst polluters. >> Read the Full Article

Greens Clash over S. African Elephant Cull Question

A simmering battle over culling elephants has brought to light sharp divisions in the green movement over how to restrain a burgeoning population from outgrowing the confined wilderness of South Africa's parks. >> Read the Full Article

Ten 'Beneficial Bugs' for the Sustainable Garden

As strange as it may seem, many kinds of bugs are a gardener's natural allies in the war against, well...bugs. In your effort to minimize the use of chemicals in your garden, consider the benefits of welcoming the presence of certain insects to help keep the impact of their peskier counterparts in check. >> Read the Full Article

PNC Bank Takes Green Approach

PNC Bank has made integrating its business practices with environmental responsibility a top priority. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Car Sharing

Car sharing can help the environment, and save money. >> Read the Full Article