Business

Drivers Lining up for Converted Restaurant Oil to Fuel Vehicles
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jason Stein, The Wisconsin State Journal

In the kitchen of a Culver's restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin, dark vats of oil bubbled at 352 degrees Fahrenheit, and the smell of french fries hung in the air. It's the smell, it turns out, of fuel.

Hybrid Cars Jump Past Electric Ones
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jon Ortiz, The Sacramento Bee

The growing popularity of hybrid cars and an upcoming California "Hydrogen Highway" proposal highlight how cheaper, more convenient or politically expedient technologies have leapfrogged vehicles powered by rechargable batteries.

General Mills Awards
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The General Mills Foundation and the American Dietetic Association Foundation, in partnership with the President's Challenge, have awarded 50 community groups and schools across the country with $10,000 grants that support innovative programs to help children develop lifelong nutrition and physical fitness habits.

Electronic Design Magazine Introduces Resource Center For New International Environmental Laws Pertaining to the Electronics Industry
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The 25 countries of the European Union, as well as Japan and China, are about to significantly restrict the use of environmentally hazardous materials in electronic components and systems.

EarthNews Radio: Art and Nature
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Much of the beauty in our world is to be found in nature, so it's only natural that many artists want to reflect that through their art.

Disney in Hot Water over Hong Kong Shark's Fin Soup
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Conservationists slammed Disney on Monday for its plans to serve dishes such as shark's fin soup, sea cucumber and abalone in its hotel restaurants when it opens a new theme park in Hong Kong in September.

Australia Working to Prevent Resumption of Commercial Whaling
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Australian officials are working to prevent a resumption of commercial whaling and halt Japan's scientific research whaling, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday.

Miners, Environmentalists Stand at the Ready as Interest in Coal Reignites
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Scott Barker, The Knoxville News-Sentinel

With the comeback of Tennessee's coal industry comes renewed resistance. Environmental activists have geared up in opposition to mountaintop mining, which allows companies to slice off the tops of some of the oldest mountains on earth.

Greenpeace Slams High-Tech Firms for 'E-Waste' in China
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International

The international environmental group Greenpeace slammed American and Japanese electronics giants on Monday for making computers or phones with parts that harm the health of Chinese people who recycle them.

On-Ramp to the Hydrogen Highway
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will advocate that California invest $54 million in public money to help build a network of up to 100 hydrogen fueling stations statewide within five years, according to new details of his "Hydrogen Highway" plan.

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