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Travel + Leisure Magazine Announces Global Vision Award Winners

Travel + Leisure magazine has honored seven projects around the world for contributions to local economies, the environment or cultural preservation. >> Read the Full Article

Wild Pigs, Dogs Damage Australian Farms, Report Says

Australia has more feral pigs than people and exotic pests cost the economy more than A$700 million ($511 million) a year, damaging farms and the environment, a government report says. >> Read the Full Article

On <I>Beyond Organic</I>: Green Leaders

When Omar Freilla looks at a landfill in the South Bronx he sees wanton waste of perfectly recyclable building materials. Freilla wants to transform this environmental dumping ground into a Mecca of eco-jobs, to create a worker-owned ‘Home Depot’ type store to sell recycled construction debris. >> Read the Full Article

Mexico Authorizes Private Plan To Reconstruct Cancun's Hurricane-Ravaged Beaches

Mexican environmental officials said Monday they have authorized a private reconstruction project for Mexico's famous Caribbean beaches after much of the sugar-white sand was washed away last month by Hurricane Wilma. >> Read the Full Article

Prince Albert of Monaco Hopes North Pole Will Generate Interest in the Environment

Prince Albert II of Monaco said Monday that his goal in getting on a dog sled bound for the North Pole is to focus the attention of world leaders on the need for more environment-friendly policies. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Virgin Islands Takes Steps To Prevent Seaside Pollution

The U.S. Virgin Islands has taken steps to prevent further pollution of its bays and beaches, reportedly contaminated by fecal bacteria, officials said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Defends Decision Not To Join Kyoto Protocol as Environmental Conference Begins

The United States defended its decision not to sign the Kyoto Protocol on Monday, saying during the opening of a global summit on climate change that it is doing more than most countries to protect the earth's atmosphere. >> Read the Full Article

GE's Greenville, S.C. Plant Shifts Attention To Producing Wind Turbines

General Electric's strategy of pursuing environmentally friendly business has given its Greenville site new jobs making wind turbines, softening the blow of layoffs that cut the plant's work force by more than 600 jobs in the past three years. >> Read the Full Article

Natural Lands Flourish with GM as the Gardener

They are havens from the concrete jungle, sanctuaries of softness in a hardened landscape and a way station for bugs, birds, bees, picnickers, walkers and anglers. >> Read the Full Article

Whooping Crane Spending Second Winter Lost

Wildlife biologists believe a whooping crane that got separated from its parents while learning to migrate is spending a second winter lost and in the company of friendly sandhill cranes. >> Read the Full Article