Bamboo Fabric May Be 'Next Big Thing' in Textiles
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Caroline Fossi, The Post and Courier
As the U.S. textile market struggles in the face of foreign competition, a fledgling South Carolina clothing company is hoping to weave its own niche in the industry. To do so, it's pinning its hopes on a nontraditional material: bamboo.
Suncor Energy Releases 2005 Report on Sustainability
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Suncor Energy Inc. today released its 2005 Report on Sustainability — a comprehensive review of the company’s social, economic and environmental performance in 2003 and 2004.
US Investors Support Global Warming Resolution with General Motors
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Today several leading U.S. institutional investors, representing more than $400 billion in invested assets, announced their support for a shareholder resolution requesting that General Motors assess and disclose its strategies for facing the significant financial risks posed by global climate change.
Innovative Farming Methods Save Money, Spare the Environment
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Wilde, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa
Bedding calves at Dave and Pam Bolin's farm is yesterday's news. In an effort to help the environment and control costs, the Clarksville dairy farmers shred old newspapers to keep young heifers comfortable.
Alternative Fuels Push to Benefit Alaska
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Bradner, Alaska Journal of Commerce
A new federal initiative to manufacture alternate fuels from coal could benefit projects in Alaska. Theodore Barna, assistant deputy undersecretary of defense, said the Department of Defense is launching an effort to get U.S. industry to tackle alternative fuels projects to make ultra-clean, high-performance jet fuel and diesel for the military.
Cultivating the Power of Nature's Call
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Thomas Content, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The manure management side of farming is far less smelly and far more profitable when the animal waste is converted into a power source. Such a biomass process is up and running at farms across the United States. Although the basic technology isn't new, it's generating attention for a Wisconsin company, GHD Inc.
Modine Wins DaimlerChrysler Contracts to Meet Tighter Heavy-Duty Truck Emission Standards
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Modine Manufacturing Company announced today it has been chosen as the supplier for engine cooling modules for The Freightliner Group in North America and will also become the development partner for Mercedes-Benz Truck in Europe.
Britain Promises to Make G-8 Summit Environmentally Friendly
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Emily Winter, Associated Press
World leaders gathering for a summit of the G-8 group of wealthy nations in Scotland next month will do so without contributing to global warming, Britain's government promised.
Star Wars Spoof Touts Organic Produce, Angers Conventional Farmers
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Dennis Pollock, The Fresno Bee
An online video spoof of Star Wars that touts organic produce with characters like Chewbroccoli and Obi Wan Cannolies not have everybody in the produce industry smiling.
MFC Plans First 'Social Responsibility' Fund
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Ploy Chitsomboon, Bangkok Post
MFC Asset Management Plc next month plans to introduce the first "socially responsible" fund to be offered in Thailand. The aim of the MFC Environmentally and Socially Responsible Investment Fund is to generate sustainable returns while also supporting companies that gave a priority to "social investment", according to president Pichit Akrathit.