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United Nations meets pledge goal for Billion Tree campaign
24 May 2007 at 12:05pm
Six months after launching a “Billion Tree” campaign to fight climate change, the United Nations has gotten more than a billion tree-planting pledges from around the world, with around 14 million trees making it into the ground so far. “The challenge now is to tell the world to go dig …

On moving to New Orleans, a city defined by water
24 May 2007 at 12:05pm
As a longtime resident of coastal Maine, writer Wayne Curtis thought he knew all there was to know about living with water. But then he moved to New Orleans. As he explores his new habitat — forever altered by the ferocious floods of Hurricane Katrina — he is discovering how …

Rebels kill ranger in Congolese national park, threaten officials and gorillas
24 May 2007 at 12:05pm
Rebels attacked three ranger posts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Virunga National Park this weekend, killing one wildlife officer, wounding three more, and taking 13 hostages. While the human prisoners were released, the Mai Mai rebels still have hostages of a sort: they have made it clear that …

Why agribusiness giants are facing off over corn ethanol
24 May 2007 at 12:05pm
Used to be that Big Ag stuck together when it came to big boosts for biofuels. But now there’s a rift in the ranks, as major meat producers like Tyson realize the impacts of the booming fuel market on the prices and availability of feed for their livestock. Who will …

California says yes to stricter vehicle emissions, no to dirty coal
24 May 2007 at 12:05pm
California keeps pushing to be the Greenest State Ever, No Seriously, Like Ever. At an EPA hearing Tuesday, state officials demanded permission to enact vehicle emissions rules that would be stricter than federal guidelines. Under the Clean Air Act, states can follow either federal or California law, and 11 states …

Thomas Schueneman
Thomas Schueneman
Tom is the founder and managing editor of and the PlanetWatch Group. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and several other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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