Agronomists Import Wasps to Help Wipe Out Grapevine Pest
June 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Wasserman, The Sacramento Bee
A Minnesota wasp that lives for a week, loves the cold and is no bigger than an ant is about to be the glassy-winged sharpshooter's worst nightmare. Welcome to California, Anagrus epos.
SUV Drivers Reconsider
June 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Oliver Prichard, The Philadelphia Inquirer
After a decade and a half of tremendous growth, total SUV sales are down 10.2 percent for the first quarter of 2005. In April, the biggest class of SUVs dropped 21.7 percent from the same month in 2004, according to WardsAuto.com, a sales-tracking firm.
Capitalism Colored Green at Small Business School
June 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Kristi Heim, The Seattle Times
The Bainbridge Graduate Institute, an MBA school on Washington state's Bainbridge Island, started in 2002 as an experiment to infuse sound environmental and social practices into the standard business curriculum. Its enrollment has nearly doubled every year, with 40 students enrolled now and 50 new ones expected this fall.
New Society Publishers Announces that it is Carbon Neutral
June 1, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
New Society Publishers, a publisher and press focusing on sustainability issues, has become the first publisher in North America to become "carbon neutral."
National Semiconductor's Products to be Lead-Free in 2006
June 1, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: NSM) announced today that it will achieve 100 percent lead-free production by the end of June 2006.
Weyerhaeuser Executive, Descendant Urges Colorado to Recycle More
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post
George Weyerhaeuser Jr. of the paper-making giant Weyerhaeuser Co. looks at Colorado and fails to see the environmentally activist state that others perceive. Rather, Weyerhaeuser sees mountains of discarded waste that aren't being recycled.
A Highway through the Amazon Promises Riches, but Some Fear Ecological Catastrophe
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Clendenning, Associated Press
Burly truckers share thermoses of sweet coffee, cook rice and beans on camp stoves and lounge in the shade of Amazon jungle palms, waiting for their rigs to be towed through a half-mile stretch of waist-deep mud.
Aquarium's New Display Seeks to Inspire Conservation
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - David L. Beck, San Jose Mercury News
When it opened two decades ago, the Monterey Bay Aquarium brought ocean creatures and their habitat closer to visitors than any other aquarium ever had. Now, the aquarium is aiming to turn it's visitors into stewards of the sea.
Massachusetts Man Promotes Vegetable Oil Fuels for Autos
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Martin, Chicago Tribune
From the rear of an abandoned rubber factory, under the shadow of Mount Tom, Justin Carven says he has figured out a way for Americans to save money on gas, curb air pollution and reduce their dependence on foreign oil.
Inside the World of Nonprofit Finance
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Though nonprofits provide critical services to society there is little understanding of the way in which the nonprofit sector is hamstrung by irrational financial rules the for-profit sector doesn't encounter, according to a new article in the Spring 2005 edition of the Nonprofit Quarterly.