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Builders Turn More Towards Environmentally-Friendly Products as Costs Fall

Construction companies, Bob Vila-types and architecture firms for years shied away from environmentally friendly products, citing high costs as a deterrent. >> Read the Full Article

Green Gifts, on 'Beyond Organic'

Betsy Taylor, President of the Center for a New American Dream, says it best: "We all know the bad news. But what do each of us know about how personal consumer choices can contribute to the problem -- or the solution? >> Read the Full Article

Web Site Gives Farmers Access to Valuable Commodity -- Chicken Manure

Georgia may be known as the Peach State, but it produces a much more valuable commodity that likely won't make it onto a license plate anytime soon -- chicken manure. >> Read the Full Article

Oil-Eating Bacteria May Prove to be a Solution to U.S. Energy Needs

Hungry bacteria soon could breathe new life into some of Oklahoma's oldest oil fields if University of Oklahoma researcher Joseph Suflita's work proves successful. >> Read the Full Article

Marine Expert John Emory Parks Chats with Grist

After a long career in environmental nonprofit work, John Emory Parks recently made the jump into government service as an international affairs specialist for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. >> Read the Full Article

Government Lab, Company Lead Project to Develop Nuclear Fission Hydrogen Production

A government laboratory and a private company announced a $2.6 million project Monday to develop hydrogen in a nuclear reactor using a process with the potential to one day trim the country's reliance on fossil fuels. >> Read the Full Article

Booming China Awash in 'Out of Control' Acid Rain

China's explosive economic growth is outpacing environmental protection efforts, leaving the country awash in "out of control" acid rain, the China Daily said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

WWF Wants Power Companies to Make More Efforts on Renewable Energy

The World Wildlife Fund conservation group accused power companies on Tuesday of insufficient efforts to produce clean, renewable energy. >> Read the Full Article

Blair Urges Dialogue with U.S. on Climate Change

Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday urged a new international dialogue with the United States on climate change, weeks before Britain takes over the presidency of the G8 group of industrialised nations. >> Read the Full Article

At Least 55 Whales Die in New Zealand Mass Stranding, Officials Say

Rescuers were working feverishly Tuesday to float two whales stranded for two days on a North Island beach, where 55 pilot whales carcasses litter the sand, conservation officials said. >> Read the Full Article