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.
California Collects Stamp Fees to Boost Sportfishing, but Keeps Funds on the Hook
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Lepage, The Sacramento Bee
California has reeled in more than $2.5 million over the past year and a half from the $5 stamps anglers must buy to fish in the Delta and Sacramento Valley rivers -- a pot of money that's supposed to boost sportfishing.
Mohawk Paper to Use Wind Power
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Mohawk Paper, a family-owned paper manufacturer, has announced it will begin using 45 million kilowatt hours (kWh) pollution-free wind power annually to run its two mills in New York, as well as a newly purchased facility in Ohio.
International Experts Tackle Sustainability Issues in Floral Sector
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
"Flower Power" took on a whole new meaning Friday as an international panel of experts gathered to discuss advances in addressing environmental and social issues in the floral industry, and to launch a new American eco-label for sustainably produced floral products.