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Japan Firms, Banks Create Greenhouse-Gas Reduction Fund for Kyoto Protocol

Two governmental banks and 31 private companies founded a $141.5 million fund Wednesday to help achieve Japan's mandatory target for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. >> Read the Full Article

Bush Plan Casts Off Protection for Large Areas of Northwest Salmon Habitat

The Bush administration on Tuesday proposed a steep reduction in the miles of rivers and streams to come under federal protection for Pacific salmon, and offered exemptions for property owners and broad areas of the Northwest and California.

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Seattle Nonprofit Offers Solo Drivers Payment to Ditch Cars

Cranky after creeping through the Kirkland Crawl? Morose over the Mercer Mess? Burning to take a bus to Bellevue rather than brave the 520 bridge another day? >> Read the Full Article

Bush Administration Proposes Cuts in Federally Designated Areas to Save Salmon from Extinction

The Bush administration has proposed large cuts in federally designated areas in the Northwest and California meant to aid the recovery of threatened or endangered salmon. Protection would focus instead on rivers where the fish now thrive. >> Read the Full Article

Rocket Fuel Chemical Found in Lettuce, Organic Milk

The government has found traces of a rocket fuel chemical in organic milk in Maryland, green leaf lettuce grown in Arizona and bottled spring water from Texas and California. >> Read the Full Article

Chemicals Approved to Battle Soybean Rust in Virginia

The Environmental Protection Agency has granted Virginia emergency exemptions to use six agricultural chemicals in the battle against soybean rust. >> Read the Full Article

Four Green Firms Win New Ventures Competition in Mexico

A company that sells Mexico's first organic chicken, another that restores previously unusable land for aquaculture, a third that helps replenish water supplies, and a fourth that uses sustainable technology in the production of tortillas have been announced as winners of the World Resource Institute's (WRI) New Ventures Investor Forum in Mexico. >> Read the Full Article

Laughter from Hippoworks

Aside from making people laugh, Hippoworks characters help educate people about the environment and treatment of animals. >> Read the Full Article

Desert Serenity

A sustainability pioneer who apprenticed with an Egyptian architect who championed safe, low-cost housing, now builds adobe homes in the Texas desert and founded a nonprofit to teach others how. >> Read the Full Article

Leftovers Again?

Food storage solutions for better health and to save money. >> Read the Full Article