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EarthNews Radio: Biotech Pharming
July 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Do you know what "pharming" is? Jerry Kay spoke to Joseph Mendelson, Co-Founder and Legal Director of the Center for Food Safety to explain:

Draft Legislation Sides With Developers Over Majority of Americans: Defenders of Wildlife
July 6, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Draft legislation prepared by Rep. Richard Pombo (R-Cal.) would severely undermine the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and punch loopholes in the law on behalf of oil companies, large-scale developers, timber companies, mining corporations, and other special interests.

Entrepreneurs Hope Grass Products Can Help Save Woods
July 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Kathy Gilbert, Chattanooga Times/Free Press

In a beige metal-clad building in a quiet Athens, Tenn., neighborhood, tens of thousands of tiny bamboo and Arundo donax grass plants are sprouting in baby food jars and plastic restaurant to-go containers. Susan and John Woods, co-owners of West Wind Technology Inc., aim to save the woods.

Why Does Organic Food Cost More than Conventional?
July 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Ellen Simon, Associated Press

Why does organic food cost more than conventionally grown food? There are a bushel of reasons. Limits on pesticides, for instance, mean more hand-weeding. They also mean farmers run a higher risk of losing all or part of a year's crop.

Some Firms Give Workers Financial Incentives to Buy Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
July 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Christina Siderius, The Seattle Times

Faced with rising gas prices and increasing concerns about pollution, companies are writing checks to employees to buy cars that are more fuel-efficient and less harmful to the environment.

Global Environmental Changes to be a Key Issue At This Week's G8
July 6, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Global climate change will be a major focus at this week's G8 Summit. Scotland, host of the summit, is committed to innovation in the renewable energy sector and, as such, has created a solid industry and government support mechanism to achieve its aggressive renewable energy targets - 40 percent by 2020.

Honda Develops Improved Hybrid System for New Civic
July 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Honda has developed an improved gas-and-electric engine for the new Civic compact set to go on sale in North America, Japan and Europe this fall, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday.

Green Trading: Commercial Opportunities for the Environment
July 5, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Research and Markets, the market research firm, has announced the addition of Green Trading: Commercial Opportunities for the Environment to its offering.

Philippine President Takes Delivery of First CNG Buses for Metro Manila
July 5, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) today reported the July 1 launch by the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) of the country's first clean air public buses that will operate in Metro Manila.

Skyworks' "Green Portfolio" Helps Customers Meet Environmental Guidelines
July 5, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a maker of analog, mixed signal and digital semiconductors for mobile communications applications, today announced that its lead (Pb)-free and environmentally friendly product portfolio is now available through the company's Green Initiatives(TM) program, facilitating customers' abilities to meet the various environmental regulations and provide Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant devices well ahead of the deadline.

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