Business

EarthNews Radio: Plastic Wrap Alternative
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Do you wonder about the materials that are used to make the wrapper on the sandwich that you get at the deli?

Office Depot and The Nature Conservancy Employ New Boreal Ecologist
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Office Depot and The Nature Conservancy announced on Wednesday the creation of a new boreal ecologist position as part of Office Depot's continuing support of and participation in the Forest & Biodiversity Conservation Alliance.

N.H. Firm Carves Niche Selling Pasteurized Chicken Manure as Organic Fertilizer
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - David Brooks, The Telegraph

A good business plan can capitalize on anything -- even pasteurized chicken manure. "Within five years, there's going to be a billion-dollar-plus company in the organic and natural lawn-and-garden market," predicts John Packard, founder and CEO of Portsmouth-based Pure Barnyard.

Dim the Lights and Turn Up the Thermostat
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Kevin G. DeMarrais, The Record

Its all-star lineup of backers admits that Kill-A-Watt is a gimmick, but that doesn't lessen their support for a plan to encourage energy conservation. The initiative, developed by a Paramus, N.J.-based energy services company, calls for New Jersey residents to voluntarily reduce their use of electricity from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday.

Old Tires Help Produce Cement
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Tracy Harmon, The Pueblo Chieftain

Old tires -- lots and lots of old tires -- will help cement-giant Holcim cut its reliance on coal by 10 percent this year. In 2005, the company will roll through 25,000 tons of tires -- 2.5 million tires -- to achieve the goal, managers say. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allows Holcim to burn up to 55,000 tons of tires per year.

EarthNews Radio: People's Grocery
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

For many people in urban communities, getting fresh food and produce means traveling outside the area. However, one organization is working to bring healthy, affordable food to urban neighborhoods that are not served by a large supermarket.

Firm Expands PC Recycling
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Sowa, The Spokesman-Review

A Spokane company that for the past two years has gathered up and sold discarded personal computers to Asian processors now says it will dismantle the machines and sell the recyclable waste overseas.

Raw-Food Fervor Starting to Sprout
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Sarah Skidmore, The San Diego Union Tribune

It's raw, but it's hot. Interest in eating food in its pure form, uncooked and unprocessed, is growing. Celebrities swear by the raw diet and local stores scramble to keep raw products in stock.

New Report From World Resources Institute Finds Environmental Loophole in Standards for Multilateral Development Banks
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

A report released today by the World Resources Institute (WRI) recommends that multilateral development banks (MDBs) incorporate environmental and social policies into their lending to financial intermediary (FI) institutions in developing countries.

Texas Supreme Court Announces Ruling in Texas Environmental Cleanup Case
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The Texas Supreme Court today decided a case of first impression over the "arranger liability" provision of the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act.

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