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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.

EarthNews Radio: Sensible Seafood Choices
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

How do you know which fish to buy, considering the declining fish population?

Valero and Sunoco in Consent Decree with US, Will Reduce Harmful Emissions by 44,000 Tons Annually
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced comprehensive Clean Air Act settlements with petroleum refiners Valero and Sunoco that are expected to reduce harmful air emissions by more than 44,000 tons per year from 18 refineries in eight states.

Tom Chappell Grows Tom's of Maine Into a National Company
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Grimaldi, The Providence Journal

Fair-trade coffee, tropical-flavored lip gloss, natural cotton clothing, organic grapes, whitening gel toothpaste ... each year, the list of products created by companies with socially conscious policies or using sustainable-growth methods grows.

In New Jersey, Solar Sells
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Kevin G. Demarrais, The Record

New Jersey will never replace Florida as the Sunshine State, but business leaders and government officials are hoping to make this the Solar State.

One Year After Investment: Pre-Financing Used To Make Possible The Sale Of Over 22.3 Million Pounds Of Coffee, Improve Circumstances For Small Coffee Farmers
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - CSRwire

One year after the Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) invested $1 million to support Latin American coffee farmers, the Calvert Foundation reported today that it so far has "recycled" those funds into $2.7 million worth of loans to coffee cooperatives, benefiting 24,400 of the world's smallest coffee farmers and supporting them in their efforts to export more than 22.3 million pounds of Fair Trade and shade-grown coffee.

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