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Agriculture: The Unlikely Earth Day Hero

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For over 40 years, Earth Day has served as a call to action, mobilizing individuals and organizations around the world to address these challenges. This year Nourishing the Planet highlights agriculture—often blamed as a driver of environmental problems—as an emerging solution. Details here.

A Reprieve For The Mekong - Xayaburi Dam Delayed

International Rivers - Apr 21 '11 Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia have now agreed that the decision on the Xayaburi Dam be deferred and elevated to the Ministerial level. The decision brings a much needed, if temporary, reprieve to the mighty Mekong River. Details here. Please also read: Dam Construction Is Set to Destroy the 'Mother of all Rivers' 

Manitoba rolls out its new electric vehicle policy

By: Staff Writer Wpg Free Press Apr 21 - '11 The Manitoba government rolled out its new electric vehicle policy today to get more clean energy cars on the road. Energy and Mines Minister Dave Chomiak said the province will also sign another memorandum of understanding with Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada to use the province as a testing ground for its i-MiEV electric vehicle. Mitsubishi has already signed a deal to develop electric-powered buses with New Flyer. Koji Soga, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada said his company was delighted to be working with the province. The company is bringing two of its i-MiEVs to the province for testing. The province is also creating an advisory committee on how electric transporation can be safely and economically introduced to the province. Chomiak said electric vehicles will never be mass-produced in Manitoba, but that the province can be involved in the developing the techology for reliable electric transporation.