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World Breakthrough On Salt-Tolerant Wheat

A team of Australian scientists involving the University of Adelaide has bred salt tolerance into a variety of durum wheat that shows improved grain yield by 25% on salty soils using non-GM techniques.

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Apple Offers Free Computer Take-Back Program

Apple, Thu April 27, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Cupertino, CA - Apple today announced an expansion of its successful recycling program, offering free computer take-back and recycling with the purchase of a new Macintoshή system beginning in June.

AAA Calls On Public To Turn In Used, Lead-Acid Batteries

The Nature Conservancy, Sat April 22, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
New Jersey - In commemoration of Earth Day, the AAA New Jersey Automobile Club and its team of battery service professionals want the public's help in hunting down what is estimated to be more than 5 million used lead-acid automotive and marine batteries.

Study: vegan diets healthier for planet, people than meat diets

University of Chicago, Fri April 14, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Chicago, IL - The food that people eat is just as important as what kind of cars they drive when it comes to creating the greenhouse-gas emissions that many scientists have linked to global warming, according to a report accepted for publication in the April issue of the journal Earth Interactions.

The Nature Conservancy Protects More than 300 Acres in North Stonington and Preston

Nature Conservancy, Tue April 04, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Middletown, CT - The Conservancy recently purchased 302 acres in North Stonington and Preston. The property, located next to Pachaug State Forest, the state's largest, was owned by the Noyes family for several generations, and family members wanted to see it preserved.

The Nature Conservancy Applauds Congressional Support for Oregon’s Bandon Marsh Wildlife Refuge

Nature Conservancy, Fri August 26, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Portland, Oregon - The Nature Conservancy today applauded Congressional action to fund the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge project with $4.2 million from the Safe, Affordable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. The House of Representatives and Senate gave final approval to the transportation bill on Friday.

Conservancy partners to preserve more than 850 acres in Skylands

Nature Conservancy, Wed August 24, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Chester, NJ - The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey recently partnered with a consortium of nonprofit conservation and local government groups including the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation (NJCF) to protect 852-acres known as the Culvermere Property in Frankford and Hampton townships, Sussex County. The Conservancy contributed funds from a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The property will be managed by NJDEP as part of the 2,000-acre Bear Swamp Wildlife Management Area.

Transportation bill funds go to protect key land in Santa Monica Mountains

Nature Conservancy, Tue August 23, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Los Angeles - The Nature Conservancy today applauded Congressman Henry Waxman's vital role in securing funding for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) in the recently approved Safe, Affordable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users.

Nature Conservancy acquires 3 miles along Santa Clara River

Nature Conservancy, Sat July 23, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Ventura, California - The Nature Conservancy announced today the acquisition of 377 acres in Ventura County as part of an ongoing effort to protect 20 miles along the Santa Clara River.

The Nature Conservancy’s Nachusa Grasslands Preserve Expands to 2,500 Acres

Nature Conservancy, Wed June 29, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Chicago, IL - 2005-One of Illinois' most significant and dynamic prairies-The Nature Conservancy's Nachusa Grasslands Preserve-is growing from 1,500 acres to more than 2,500 acres.

Keys Wastewater Funding Included in Senate Bill

Nature Conservancy, Fri June 24, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Altamonte Springs, FL - Conservation groups and concerned citizens throughout the Florida Keys cheered the good news this week that a Senate committee has set aside $3 million for Keys wastewater projects for next fiscal year.

Family’s Donation Protects Critical Turtle Habitat in Warner and Webster

Nature Conservancy, Fri June 17, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
USA - When it comes to protecting land for wildlife, let’s face it, turtles usually aren’t the first things that come to mind.

Canadian, U.S Partners Protect Parcel Along Wild and Historic Lake Superior Tributary

Nature Conservancy, Sun May 29, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Ontario, Canada - Some 750 acres (304 hectares) along the Pigeon River, a key undeveloped tributary of Lake Superior, will be added to Ontario's protected areas system, establishing a corridor from the Pigeon River Provincial Park west to La Verendrye Provincial Park.

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