Business

Ford's Amazon Rubber Town Dreams of a Brighter Future
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Blackburn, Reuters

Deep in the Amazon rainforest lies what looks a small U.S. Midwestern town, with neat white clapboard bungalows, trim gardens and spacious streets. A closer look at the main street reveals the paint is peeling and the roads have potholes. Instead of cars, there are bicycles and instead of bustle, there is silence.

C&A Floorcoverings Earns Environmentally Preferable Product Certification for Ethos Brand Carpet Backing
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

C&A Floorcoverings (C&A), a Tandus company, announced Monday that it has earned Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) certification for ethos Cushion 100 Roll Goods, a high recycled content, cushion backing for six-foot broadloom carpet.

EarthNews Radio: Wildflowers
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

As spring slips into summer, one great way to mark the change of seasons is to view wildflowers as they come and go.

Hong Kong Disneyland to Tell Customers about Environmental Harm of Shark Fin Soup
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Helen Luk, Associated Press

Customers who want shark fin soup served at their banquets at Hong Kong Disneyland will be told about the harm done by the industry that supplies the fins, a Disney spokeswoman said Friday.

U.S. Microbics Ventures into Mexico, Will Provide Spanish Website
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Robert Brehm, CEO of environmental products and services company U.S. Microbics, Inc., announced that the company will soon be offering much of its product and service information on its website and printed material in both English and Spanish as it continues it effort to develop business in Mexico.

Snowmaking Upheld; Court Fight Next for Arizona Snowbowl
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Cyndy Cole, The Arizona Daily Sun

Arizona Snowbowl's plan to make snow on the San Francisco Peaks with reclaimed wastewater got another green light Thursday. But Native American tribes and environmental groups are likely now to take the fight to federal court.

Rebates Encourage Businesses to Try Alternative Sources of Energy
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Sanford Nax, The Fresno Bee

With energy costs of $1.5 million per year, Pat Ricchiuti has a strong incentive to reduce the power bill at his business. So, the owner of P-R Farms is installing what is believed to be the largest, privately financed solar-energy system in the state at his packinghouse.

Goodbye to a Sea Giant
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Shannon McMahon, The San Diego Union-Tribune

It was a company that could weather the Great Depression, World War II and several recessions. But today's economy proved too difficult. After 76 years in operation, the country's largest kelp harvesting facility originally called the Kelp Co. and today a division of International Specialty Products -- is closing its plant in Barrio Logan.

India 'Boom' an Environmental Disaster, Author Says
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Simon Denyer, Reuters

India's economic boom is causing unsustainable environmental damage and is blinding people to the misery of hundreds of millions of poor, prize-winning author and activist Arundhati Roy said.

Ethanol's Sweet Allure
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Landers, The Dallas Morning News

A blizzard of crushed husks stings the eyes. A sickly-sweet smell of fermenting alcohol assaults the nose. It's harvest time, and the busy Sao Martinho sugar mill is grinding out energy independence. Next year, Brazil expects to say goodbye to oil imports. Sugar cane is a big reason why.

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