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.
A Decade Ago, Massive Hog Waste Spill Inspired Industry Reforms
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Mazzolini, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.
It's been 10 years since a lagoon broke at Oceanview Farm near Richlands, spewing millions of gallons of hog waste that eventually ran into the New River. Ten years, and the memories are still alive for those who were here. It was a chaotic time that impacted nearly every aspect of the community -- set neighbor against neighbor and altered the business landscape for one of the state's most promising industries.
Natural Gas Backs Peruvian Power Play
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Tyler Bridges, The Miami Herald
Peru is moving aggressively to develop its natural-gas holdings while controversy over how to develop greater gas reserves in neighboring Bolivia has set off political crises that have now toppled two presidents.
High-Tech Recycling: It's a Trashy Future
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Busse, The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va.
Are you getting ready to throw out an old computer, cell phone or printer cartridge? If you're interested, there are alternatives to relegating electronics to the trash heap, alternatives that could help schools, soldiers and victims of domestic violence, among others.