Business

Dairy Cows Pass Gas, but How Much?
May 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Moran, The Modesto Bee

Dairy cows either: a) pollute the air a lot less than previously thought, b) a lot more than previously thought, or c) about the same as was thought. The answer is all of the above, according to a committee charged with figuring out what the San Joaquin Valley's dairy cows contribute to smog.

Used Cooking Oil Might Be Fuel for Higher Profits at American Biofuels
May 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Erin Waldner, The Bakersfield Californian

For one Californnial company, used cooking oil might be fuel for higher profits. American Biofuels LLC is using oils collected from 40 restaurants and other businesses to make biodiesel fuel at its Stockdale Highway plant.

Socially Responsible Investing: FTSE4Good Index Series
May 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Many investors want to know that the companies that they put their money into are good corporate citizens, and are stewards for a better environment.

Xerox to Cut Greenhouse Emissions by 10%
May 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

It's becomming more commonplace to see very large companies proclaim a commitment to the environment in general and to reducing greenhouse gases in particular.

GE to Unveil New Environmental Initiative
May 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

General Electric Co. plans to unveil a major initiative aimed at more than doubling its research investment in environmental technology in five years, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site Sunday.

Coastal Federation Lobbyist Hopeful on Oyster Restoration Program Funding
May 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Smith, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.

Oysters can be slippery. And money to expand a North Carolina state oyster restoration program that Gov. Mike Easley proposed spending this year didn't stay put to make it into the draft budget passed by the Senate last week.

Green Cleaning
May 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Alicia Wallace, Daily Camera

When Noel Bennett and three of his partners wanted to go into business, Bennett's Boulderness came into play. "Having grown up in Boulder, it's easy to get infused with that environmentally friendly part," said Bennett, who also is a mortgage broker.

EarthNews Radio: Cultural Diversity
May 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

When we think of "biodiversity," we generally think about the varying plants and animals on the planet. However, there are different levels of biodiversity, including human cultural diversity.

EarthNews Radio Review
May 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

This week EarthNews Radio brought you interviews with information about greener consumer products -- including how to identify them and how they're grown -- and the battle to make some of them legal and accepted.

Even Used, Some Prius Hybrid Cars Selling for above Sticker Price
May 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Sheila Catoira wanted a fuel-efficient Toyota Prius hybrid so badly, she found a used model online and paid $1,000 more than the car would have cost new. With the demand for a gas-electric Prius far outstripping supply, some buyers are plunking down a premium for cars that are thousands of miles old.

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