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Brazil's Activist Environment Secretary Resigns

Brazil's Activist Environment Secretary Resigns

BRASILIA, Brazil, May 15, 2008 (ENS) – She rose from a rubber tapper’s family to become Brazil’s Secretary of the Environment for the past five years, but Amazon rainforest defender Marina Silva resigned on Tuesday, citing “the difficulties I have been facing to pursue the federal environmental agenda.” Silva said she would go back to…

20,000 Works of Art in Earth Day Recycling Collage

20,000 Works of Art in Earth Day Recycling Collage

TOPEKA, Kansas, April 22, 2008 (ENS) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Bureau of Waste Management was looking for a unique way to promote recycling on Earth Day. The answer was close at hand. Kansan and environmental artist Stan Herd agreed to create an environmental awareness collage using 20,000 pieces of artwork submitted…