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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.

Market Operates in Environmentally Friendly Building
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - John Harrington, The Independent Record

Dirk Ellis estimates that he's given three or four tours a day of his Strawhouse Market since opening the doors two-plus weeks ago.Inside, the building features ground source heat pump technology for heating and cooling, with close to two dozen closed wells drilled more than 200 feet into the ground to take advantage of the earth's year-round 52-degree temperature.

Panama Banana Growers Fear EU Tariffs May Spell End
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Mike Powers, Reuters

On an industrial dump outside town, one-time banana worker Giovanni Morales climbs down into a toxic pit with a blunt pickaxe in search of scrap metal. Morales is one of about 9,000 former banana workers in Puerto Armuelles, one of Panama's biggest banana-producing regions, who lost their jobs when the industry took its latest downturn in 2003 due to a disease that ruined the crop.

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.

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