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Monks, Planes Help Distribute Tsunami Aid

Buddhist monks gave out rice and curry to grieving tsunami survivors in Sri Lanka and aircraft dropped food to isolated Indonesian towns Wednesday as Asia's disaster relief operation struggled to kick in. >> Read the Full Article

Kansas is Proving Ground for Federal Conservation Program

For more than four decades, Rod Arbuthnot has run his farm in a fashion many conservationists love. >> Read the Full Article

Farm Uses Waste Cooking Oil to Heat its Greenhouse

Ralph and Lisa Turner of Laughing Stock Farm have a new recipe for salad this winter: Take a vat of used cooking oil from restaurants, strain out food bits ranging from bread crumbs to chicken bones, then use it as fuel to heat a greenhouse. >> Read the Full Article

Tsunami Threatens Survival of Indian Tribes

Some primitive Indian tribes could be on the verge of extinction after a deadly tsunami slammed into the far-flung Andaman and Nicobar islands, experts say. >> Read the Full Article

Notes from Anna: Organic Jazz, and More Food For The Spirit

Recently I attended a series of jazz shows played by some of my friends in Boston's small venues. Prior to the shows, witnessing these musicians practice on a day-to-day basis, I also saw how their primary dedication to music grew into a broader commitment to things that are beautiful, fair, and just. >> Read the Full Article

Nevada Commission Issues Solar Power Rebates, Adopts 'Green Power' Program

State regulators on Tuesday approved solar power rebates for 50 residential and small-business electric customers and adopted a program designed to help independent power developers secure financing for wind, solar and geothermal power projects. >> Read the Full Article

In the Economics of Global Warming, Pig Emissions Have a Part to Play

Pig manure in Chile will keep neon lights glowing on Tokyo's Ginza in years to come. It's a grand north-south tradeoff to slow global warming: You reduce your "greenhouse gas" emissions so I don't have to cut back on mine. >> Read the Full Article

Tribes, Environmentalists Clash over Proposed Casino in Columbia River Gorge

For 12,000 years or more, Columbia River tribes gathered nearby to do business with distant tribes. Now they want to come back -- to deal blackjack and poker. >> Read the Full Article

Palo Alto, Calif., to Buy 'Green' Power Created by Gas of Decomposing Garbage

Pushing to buy at least 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, Palo Alto has turned to a new supply: rotting garbage in Watsonville. >> Read the Full Article

Government, Missouri Environmental Group Reach Settlement on Clean Water Standards for Lakes and Streams

The government must make sure Missouri complies with federal clean water standards to protect streams and rivers from bacteria, sewage and mining discharges, according to a consent decree. >> Read the Full Article