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Japan's Top Court Orders Government to Pay Minamata Mercury Poisoning Victims 22 Years After Case Was Filed

Japan's top court ordered the government to pay US$703,000 in damages to victims of the Minamata mercury poisoning 22 years after their famous case was filed over an industrial pollution disaster that killed more than 1,700 people and caused diseased mothers to give birth to deformed babies. >> Read the Full Article

The Movement for GE-Free Neighborhoods Grows

On this week's radio program Beyond Organic, join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network (, as we learn more about the grassroots movements for GE (genetically engineered) -Free neighborhoods. >> Read the Full Article

Nevada Program will Teach Workers to Install Solar-Power Systems

Nevada officials on Monday announced a federally funded program to train electrical workers to install solar systems. >> Read the Full Article

Smoke from Forest Fires Clouds Skies in Indonesia and Malaysia

Smoke from wildfires in Indonesia polluted skies there and in neighboring Malaysia, triggering health concerns and blanketing some cities in haze, officials said. >> Read the Full Article

Hitachi to Develop Next-Generation Nuclear Reactor in United States with GE

Hitachi Ltd. will build a next-generation nuclear power reactor jointly with General Electric Co., participating in a U.S. project to resume the construction of nuclear power plants, Hitachi officials said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Small Farmers are 'A Dying Breed,' Colorado Grower Says

A growing urban population, diminishing water supply and high production costs are planting seeds of doubt about the future of Colorado's small farmers. >> Read the Full Article

Port of Suape, Pernambuco, Brazil: Using Infrastructure to Create Opportunity & Equity

The Port of Suape in northeastern Brazil may be pointing the way toward a new strategy of addressing income inequality in Latin America. >> Read the Full Article

Animal Olympics

Athleticism, speed, strength, power, endurance: Humans celebrate these attributes in such events as the Olympic Games, but in the animal kingdom, they are necessary for survival. >> Read the Full Article

Policing Wildlife Cheaters Is No Easy Task

Faced with the daunting task of protecting wildlife across the remote reaches of the West, game wardens are using professional savvy, a gift of gab, and a bit of technology to snare big game cheaters who commit fraud and even identity theft to illegally obtain coveted wildlife licenses. >> Read the Full Article

One Way to Beat Higher Home Heating Prices Is Energy Conservation

When cold winds blow this winter, consumers are going to have to pay more to keep their homes warm. That makes energy conservation an important goal. >> Read the Full Article