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Cruise Ships End Reckless Polluting

As of July 1, cruise ships belonging to the International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL) will implement a new set of dumping standards that...
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Defective Tires Recycled

The 6.5 million tires recalled by Bridgestone/ Firestone from Ford Explorers in August, 2000 are being put to good use by Waste Management, Inc. The...
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CARE Comes to Rescue: Builds Tremor-Proof Homes in India

CARE and The Federation of India’s Chambers of Commerce have joined forces on one of the biggest rehabilitation projects since a devastating earthquake ripped...
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Oyster Tide is Turning

In a rare show of consensus, scientists, fishermen, environmentalists and area residents are joining together to restore the Chesapeake Bay's historic shellfish bars, or...
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Fishermen Take Lead in Helping Endangered Whales

The decades-old saga of the endangered Northern right whale has long stranded animal welfare advocates and the lobstermen on opposite shores of Cape Cod...
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Old Enemies Turn Into New Heroes During Floods

Some good came out of the flooding that swept through Mozambique in 2000. At the same time as marooned Mozambicans on high ground were...
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“Touched by an Angel” in Hip Hop

In a December "Touched by an Angel, the managing editor of a daily newspaper was in the habit of publishing a steady diet of...
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Shoe Stores and Basketball Coaches Donate Loads of Sneakers to Poor Kids

Inspired by compassionate college basketball coaches and retail sales struggles, companies are donating millions of pairs of shoes to help children in impoverished countries. After food, clean...

A “Point of Light” in Brazil’s Jungle; a Nurse’s Story

Doctors Without Borders not only won the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize, but Kathleen Mahoney, one of its volunteers, a graduate nursing student at the...
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Golf Courses Drop Manicured Look to Reduce Environmental Harm

50% drop in Herbicide Use; 90% Decline in Insecticides Concerned about the environmental hazards of landscaping chemicals used to achieve a typical golf...
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U.S. Navy Saves Money by Going Green

The U.S. Navy set a goal for the year 2000 to reduce hazardous waste and emissions by 50%. At the Annopolis, Maryland Naval base...

29 Year-Old Single-Handedly Raises Relief Supplies for Hurricane Victims

Esther Stevens’ dining table in Colorado Springs, CO, has become a makeshift operations center for getting aid to the victims of Hurricane Mitch. “I’ve never...

Largest Remaining Grove of Ancient -Redwoods Saved for Future Generations

Hours before the final deadline, Pacific Lumber agreed to accept federal and state funds totaling nearly a quarter billion dollars in exchange for the...
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Captain’s Crew Saved Thanks to Miracle Ten Dollar Bill

By the time 22 Pakistani sailors had made it to safe harbor off the tip of Texas on the eve of Thanksgiving in 1998,...
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Wildlife Thrives in Restored Chicago Wetlands

The northwest corner of Chicago, framed by the lanes of traffic along Interstate 94 and State Route 14, seems an unlikely address for wildlife....
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Operation Smile Turning Disfigured Faces into Smiling Faces

In 16 years, Operation Smile has treated over 45,000 children and young adults with deformities in the U.S. and abroad, offering hope and changing...
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Florida Firefighters Honored On the Internet

The men and women who fought the fires in Florida this summer are heroes (and Good Samaritans). Here are some excerpts from Florida’s Internet...
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Mist on the Lake is Like Our Consciousness

I am meditating on our waterfront patio. A chilly summer’s dawn has created a thick mist moving swiftly over the warm lake. It seems...
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A Brain Tumor, the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

It appeared suddenly. Blackness blotted out my vision. A moment before, I'd focused on the cards that I held. Now I was blind. Then--like...
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Corporations Mimic Rainforest Efficiency While Creating Profits

In natural systems like rainforests, one creature's waste is another's food, and virtually nothing is lost forever. Contrast this highly efficient natural system with...