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Poop-Powered Fuel Cell Could Power the World

Benson Lee has developed a kilowatt-size fuel cell that can run on gases emitted from decomposing animal droppings, human waste and food waste. The...
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Ode to the Founding Fathers on the Fourth of July

Editor's Blog -Happy Independence Day to all Americans!Do you remember the French newspaper headline the day after 9/11: We Are All Americans Now... I...

Florida Everglades Off the Danger List of World Heritage Sites

The World Heritage Committee announced that significant improvements in the preservation of the Everglades National Park in Florida, and of the Río Plátano Biosphere...

Teaching AIDS Orphans to Farm and Help Themselves

(IRIN) - Twelve-year-old Nhlanhla Matsebula, one of Swaziland’s growing number of children orphaned by AIDS, has good reason to feel proud. He has mastered...

Biofuels Get Big Boost in Canadian Budget

Canada rolled out a budget this week that includes $2 billion in new incentives for renewable fuels. Experts say if properly implemented, the program...

Flood of Relief for South Australia

"WHEN rain finally came it was a one-in-50-year phenomenon which deluged the outback, bursting across some of the driest land in the country. South...

Peace Being Sown Among Olive Trees

Since the outbreak of the Palestinian uprising in 2000, Palestinian olive grower, Fuad Amer has been prevented from harvesting his crop. Jewish settlers from...
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Paraguay: Music against Hunger

Tomorrow a group of world-famous artists raise their voices in Paraguay's capital to draw attention to the world's hungry and raise money for food...
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Cuba’s Agricultural Revolution an Example to the World

An organic, green revolution, largely unnoticed, is well under way in Cuba — unprecedented both within the developed and undeveloped world — establishing a self-sustaining system...

Wal-Mart Boosts Organic Cotton

Though wearing cotton seems like a natural way to live, the growing of cotton is an environmentally destructive industry using more pesticides and fertilizers...

The Greatest Canadian Ever

I thought this was interesting... Who is the greatest Canadian ever? 1.2 million Canadians voted in 2004 during a CBC reality TV show and collectively decided...

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...