Business

Court Tells EPA to Stop Tracking Releases of Widely Used Chemical Solvent
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The government can no longer require chemical makers and users to account for how much methyl ethyl ketone, a widely used ingredient in plastics, textiles and paints, is released into the environment each year.

EarthNews Radio: Farm to School Programs
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The Farm to School programs connect schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, reducing obesity, providing education opportunities, and supporting local small farmers.

EPA Drops Regulatory Effort on Lead Paint Exposures
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

After working for nearly a decade on regulations to protect children and construction workers from exposure to lead paint, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided instead to ask companies engaged in home renovation and remodeling to adopt protective practices voluntarily.

Wind Power Industry Gaining Ground across U.S.
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Dennis Darrow, The Pueblo Chieftan

The U.S. wind energy industry this year appears ready to break the previous record for installation of new projects with wind farms planned from New York to Arizona, the American Wind Energy Association reported in late April.

Investors at U.N. Convention Pledge $1 Billion in Clean Energy
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

U.S. and British institutional investors who collectively manage over $3 trillion in assets pledged Tuesday to invest $1 billion in clean energy companies in an effort to reduce risks posed by climate change.

World Fair Trade Day is May 14
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

May 14th is World Fair Trade Day, and events will be held around the globe on that day in celebration.

U.S. & European Investors Tackle Climate Change
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Two-dozen U.S. and European institutional investors managing over $3 trillion in assets today released a 10-point action plan calling on U.S. companies, Wall Street firms and the Securities and Exchange Commission to intensify efforts to provide investors with comprehensive analysis and disclosure about the financial risks presented by climate change.

Brazil May Miss Chance to Build Tourism, Industry Experts Say
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrei Khalip, Reuters

Brazil, the land of beaches, bikinis and carnival, is not exploiting its tourism potential and could miss the chance to become a major travel destination, tourism industry officials said.

Seed Industry Says One-Billionth Acre of Biotech Seed Has Been Planted
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Amy Lorentzen, Associated Press

Biotech farmers this week are lauding what they say is a milestone for the industry -- the planting of the billionth acre of biotech seed.

EarthNews Radio: Hemp-Based Foods
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

You've heard of hemp products such as paper and clothing. But have you heard of hemp-based foods?

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