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Tropical Storm Blesses Many in Gulf Region

The rains from Tropical Storm Alberto have turned out to be a blessing to officials fighting wildfires in Florida and to farmers in Georgia...

Alternative Fuel Ethanol Entices White House, Wall Street

When Henry Ford envisioned the automotive industry a century ago, he planned for his Model T to run on corn-based ethanol. But the price...
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Trees For Life, Planting Peace in Palestine

The Olive Co-operative has launched an initiative that offers the public an opportunity to sponsor the planting of olive trees in Palestine. The new trees...
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How a Chocolate Bar Saved a Mayan Community from Destruction

When you see a product marked with the Fair Trade emblem, it means the farmers were paid top dollar for their goods. UK Green...
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Newly Approved Bird Repellant Saves Corn and Cranes

A ten-year cooperative effort has finally yielded a clever solution to solve the conflict between corn farmers and the endangered sandhill cranes that eat...

Plastic Shopping Bags Made of Corn and Biodegradable

With the new reality of $70 (US) crude oil, the plastics industries are turning to corn and fast-growing switchgrass to manufacture everything from carpet...
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Congress Votes Overwhelmingly to Restore Everglades

The House and Senate overwhelmingly approved a $7.8 billion project to restore the Florida Everglades and undo a half-century of human impact. Rep. Clay Shaw,...
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Give a Gift That Will Feed Hungry Kids For Years To Come

Do you want to give an imaginative gift and feed hungry children in Chicago or Shanghai at the same time? Now you can give...
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Paper Companies Find Substitute for Trees

Weyerhaeuser, International Paper and Crane are experimenting with non-wood papers, which reduces deforestation, involves fewer pesticides, bleaches, and chemicals, and may create jobs in...
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Tiny Mite Saves African Crops

Crop yields of Cassava, the main staple in the diets of 200 million Africans have rebounded since the introduction of a mite from across...