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Brazilian Oil Company Announces Natural Gas Find in Gulf of Mexico

Government-run oil company Petrobras on Tuesday announced a natural gas find at the first deep water rig operated by the company in the Gulf of Mexico. >> Read the Full Article

Funeral Industry Takes Green Slant

Environmentally friendly funerals featuring coffins made of cardboard from fast-growing trees and urns that decompose in the soil are becoming more popular. >> Read the Full Article

On Bird-Flu Front Line, Vietnam Attacks the Virus

Clutching squealing chickens or carrying them in straw baskets on the back of bicycles, scores of Vietnamese villagers dutifully deliver their home-bred poultry to be injected with bird flu vaccine. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Government Investigators Urge More Federal Involvement in Wind Farms

A government report urged federal officials to be more active in weighing the impact of wind power windmill farms on the deaths of birds and bats, saying local and state regulators sometimes lack the necessary expertise. >> Read the Full Article

China Releases Endangered Sturgeons Implanted with Microchips in Migration Study

More than 1,000 endangered Chinese sturgeons implanted with micro chips have been released into the Yangtze River as part of a project to study their migration habits, a newspaper reported Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Waste Company Scraps Landfill Plan along Voting Rights Trail

The nation's largest trash hauler has scrapped plans to develop a landfill along the historic trail that commemorates the 1965 Voting Rights marches, a decision applauded by opponents. >> Read the Full Article

Firms Pressure Russia To Adopt Kyoto Mechanisms

Two top Russian firms, power monopoly UES and services group Sistema, pressed the government on Monday to pass laws needed to implement the Kyoto Protocol, saying a lack of clarity was endangering environmental projects. >> Read the Full Article

Bush Administration Proposes New Fishing Rules Aimed at Overfishing

The Bush administration proposed new guidelines Monday that it said would prevent overfishing, part of a plan for managing the nation's marine resources. >> Read the Full Article

Congressman Calls for Investigation of Logging in Tree Reserve

An Oregon congressman called Monday for an investigation into how the Forest Service allowed 16 acres inside a rare tree reserve to be logged as part of a salvage harvest following a 2002 fire. >> Read the Full Article

On <i>Beyond Organic</i> Radio: The 'Eat Local' Movement

The American meal travels an average of 2,000 miles from farm to plate, according to a recent study by the Worldwatch Institute. This grossly inefficient food supply system has fostered unhealthy expectations -- the attitude that any food should be available any time of year and at a unrealistically low cost. >> Read the Full Article