Business

Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Boosts Maine's Sustainable Tourism Potential
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Victoria Gannon, Portland Press Herald

For most of us, Maine is just home. But to Costas Christ, chief executive officer of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Maine is poised to become a model of sustainable tourism.

In Love with Hybrids
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Nauman, San Jose Mercury News

Hybrid car owners are a devoted lot. Maybe even crazy. Greg King, a systems engineer at Northrop Grumman in Sunnyvale, obsesses over the gasoline mileage he can eke out of his blue Honda Insight, which he bought in 2001.

High Court Rules Farmers Can Sue Dow, Pesticide Makers for Crop Destruction
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Hope Yen, Associated Press

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that 29 peanut farmers in Texas can proceed with their lawsuit against Dow Agrosciences after the chemical giant's weed killer unexpectedly destroyed their crops.

New Environment-Friendly Technology Developed
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International

The painting industry was regarded during the bubble economy as a typical example of a dirty and dangerous industry and treated as a nuisance to the environment. But painting artisans' skills developed in the city of Higashi-Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, are going to bear fruit as new environmentally friendly technologies.

University Mulls Proposal to Grow Gilia for Developer
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Sukhjit Purewal, The Monterey County Herald

CSU-Monterey Bay may be getting into the environmental mitigation business -- for a price. The university is considering a proposal from developers to grow 150 acres of the endangered sand gilia plant on campus.

SBC California Joins the California Climate Action Registry
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

SBC California, subsidiary of telecom giant SBC, has joined a group of corporate environmental leaders as a new member of the California Climate Action Registry.

Cousteau Grandson Backs Windmill Park Plan
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The grandson of marine scientist Jacques Cousteau is backing a proposal to build an energy producing windmill park in the Atlantic Ocean, four miles south of Long Island.

Turning Rotten Garbage into Gold
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Steven Oberbeck, The Salt Lake Tribune

If it is buried long enough, even garbage can start smelling like money. With that in mind, the Trans-Jordan Landfill in West Jordan is tapping into a treasure trove of natural gas produced by the slowly decaying layers of buried baby diapers, discarded spaghetti noodles, soggy grass clippings and used coffee grinds.

Kangaroo Leather Sales Bill Advances in California
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

California lawmakers gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill that would lift the state's blanket ban on the sale of products made from kangaroo leather.

Wind Energy Industry Sets Sails for Good Year during 2005
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Eerin Waldner, The Bakersfield Californian

2005 is shaping up to be a good year for the American wind energy industry, a trade organization said Tuesday. The American Wind Energy Association in Washington, D.C., said it expects the industry to install 2,500 megawatts of new capacity this year. That's enough energy to serve about 700,000 homes.

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