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.
Brazil Police Arrest 78 Officials and Businessmen in Crackdown on Illegal Logging
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press
Federal police staged a massive crackdown on illegal logging, arresting 48 environmental officials, including a ranking official in one Amazon state.
Business Aims to Eliminate E-Waste
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Fagan, Journal-World
Computer Waste Solutions Co. is working to convince area businesses, organizations and individuals to pay a little extra for disposing of their discarded computer monitors, TV screens and other so-called "e-waste."
Lawmakers Want to Save More Farms
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Barnes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
With development pressures continuing to threaten prime farmland across the state, two lawmakers are proposing measures to keep family farms in the family and prevent them from being turned into sites for luxury housing or big-box retail stores.
Apple Announces iPod Recycling at US Retail Stores
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
Apple Computer, Inc. today announced a free recycling program for iPod, the world's most popular digital music player.