By Daniel K. Benjamin Given the racket that people raise over airport noise, one would think that the social benefits of regulating airport noise must be great.
For years, dikes have held back the salty waters at Long Beach, Washington, to create pastureland for horses and cattle. Now the tide has turned, and the dikes are coming down to create high quality intertidal wetlands.
The transition from muck farm to nature-based resort has been a rocky road for Florida's St. Johns River Water Management District.
A small group of scientists and philanthropists have personally contributed enough money to finalize the creation of a bioreserve on the Caribbean island of Dominica.
Tractor parts made from soybeans and picnic tables made from the kenaf plant are just a few of the products that use natural fibers to replace more conventional materials. They are proving to be more durable, lighter in weight, and priced right.