Business

Blackburn Ventures Invests in EnviroClean
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

EnviroClean Technologies today announced a strategic investment from Blackbird Ventures, a venture capital firm managed by San Diego software entrepreneur and real estate developer Neil Senturia.

EarthNews Radio: Water Follies
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

A new book explores the relationship between groundwater and rivers.

More Imported Trash Finding Its Way to Virginia
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Dave Schleck, Daily Press

The signs are everywhere -- barges loaded with out-of-state trash are coming to Virginia. The organization that handles trash in South Hampton Roads is slowly moving toward accepting barges carrying New York City garbage to Portsmouth.

Lower Price of E85 Fuel Catches Consumers' Attention
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Wenske, The Kansas City Star

For years it required environmental fervor to justify pumping ethanol in your tank. It often cost more than gas and delivered fewer miles per gallon. Now, if you have the right car and live near a pump that sells it, e85 fuel -- a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent unleaded gasoline -- may also make economic sense.

Indonesia Will Seek out-of-Court Settlement in Newmont Pollution Case
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Indonesia will press ahead with plans to charge six executives from U.S gold producer Newmont Mining Corp. over alleged pollution, but is willing to negotiate an out-of-court settlement in its $133.6 million lawsuit stemming from the case, the economics minister said Monday.

California Judge Sides with Conservationists Opposed to Building Thousands of Homes Near Tahoe
May 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Scott Sonner, Associated Press

A judge has sided with conservationists trying to block construction of thousands of homes north of Lake Tahoe, saying a local development plan "builds in opportunities to create environmental mischief" and violates California law.

Portuguese Police Investigated Real Estate Deal Approved by Prime Minister
May 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Police are investigating a real estate deal in which the environment minister -- now Portugal's prime minister -- gave the go-ahead in 2001 to chop down 700 protected cork trees to build houses, a sports complex and a shopping mall, the newspaper Publico said Saturday.

As Chinese Living Standards Rise, So Does Demand for Decent Toilets
May 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press

It's an image that Shanghai's aggressively modern leaders want to shed: people rinsing out their chamber pots in alleys in the shadows of ultramodern skyscrapers.

U.N. Official Urges Southeast Europe to Work to Prevent Environment Mining Accidents
May 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A top United Nations official has urged countries in southeast Europe to take steps to prevent new environmental accidents at mines in the region.

NZ Greens Considering Consumer Boycott over Japan's Plans for Expanded Whale Hunt
May 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Ray Lilley, Associated Press

Green Party lawmakers in Australia and New Zealand are considering urging consumers to boycott Japanese products to protest Tokyo's plan to expand its annual whale hunt, the party's co-leader said Monday.

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