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Mainstream Chains Join Organic Revolution
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Salisbury, The Palm Beach Post

Melvin Markels doesn't want to consume anything that's bad for him. He shuns foods and beverages containing pesticides, chemicals or hormones. That's why the retired postal worker drives 25 miles from West Palm Beach to Whole Foods Market in Boca Raton every few weeks to load up a shopping cart with organic food such as tomatoes and soy lattes, free-range chickens raised without antibiotics and even natural toothpaste.

Connecticut Business Certified To Handle Fluorescent Tube
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Marks, The Hartford Courant

Partners Raymond Graczyk and Robert E. Robert began crushing up fluorescent light tubes for profit nine years ago, and figure they've done away with almost 25 million by now. Along the way, their recycling business has helped hundreds of companies comply with environmental laws and kept an estimated 1,700 pounds of mercury out of the environment.

124 Tractor-Trailers to Deliver Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to the Barnes & Noble Warehouse
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced that the first U.S. shipment of the new J. K. Rowling book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, lands today at its distribution center in Jamesburg, New Jersey.

Georgia Power Investing $1.3 Billion in Environmental Controls, Reducing Sulfur Emissions About 50 Percent
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Georgia Power filed applications today for four more scrubbers -- two for Plant Wansley near Carrollton and two additional scrubbers for Plant Bowen near Cartersville. In May, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) issued permits for the installation of Plant Bowen's first two scrubbers, which are now under construction.

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.

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