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EarthNews Radio: Family Farms
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Family farms are a centuries-old tradition that has seen farms passed down from generation to generation. One organization is working to preserve the tradition of the family farm.

UPS Releases Report on Sustainability Goals
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, this week released its third annual Corporate Sustainability Report.

Manatee Hotels, Resorts Reach Out to Environment
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Dana Sanchez, The Bradenton Herald

Ecotourism is the buzzword in the hospitality industry, and some hotels are tapping into what amounts to a new niche-market opportunity.

Mitsubishi Motors To Mass-Produce Electric Motorcar in 2010
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Thursday it plans to mass-produce electric motorcars in 2010, while launching a brand-new model of a sport utility vehicle this fall and a mini-vehicle model in January next year.

Greenlight Energy Gains Approval to Build Large-Scale Wind Farm in Northeastern Colorado
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Greenlight Energy, Inc., an independent power producer of wind energy, today announced it has received approval from the Washington County Commission to develop a large-scale wind farm near the town of Akron that could provide enough clean energy to meet the annual needs of up to 90,000 homes.

New England Shellfish Growers Feel Snubbed by Red Tide Loan Program
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press

Like hundreds of aquaculturists, shellfish grower Barbara Austin has been out of work since earlier this month when the worst toxic algae bloom in more than three decades hit the New England coast and closed shellfishing areas in Massachusetts.

Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan Amid Growing Criticism over Its Research Whaling
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling.

Emergency Workers Deal with Electrocution Threat from Hybrid Cars
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Shana Gruskin, Sough Florida Sun-Sentinel

With gas prices rising and environmental concerns brewing, more drivers are turning to electric-gas hybrids to meet their transportation needs. But those green vehicles, while good for the air and their owners' wallets, pose a new danger to police, firefighters and others who respond to car crashes: electrocution.

New Regulations Cut Number of House Paints for Five States
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Pound, Beaver County Times, Pa.

A new set of regulations intended to limit releases of VOCs -- or volatile organic compounds, one of the primary causes of smog -- has nearly cut off the supply of oil-based paints available in Pennsylvania and four other states.

Novozymes Receives EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award 2005
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will present Novozymes, an Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) company with a 2005 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for employing enzymes to develop healthier fats and oils for use in margarine, baking and confectionery.

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