Disney in Hot Water over Hong Kong Shark's Fin Soup
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Conservationists slammed Disney on Monday for its plans to serve dishes such as shark's fin soup, sea cucumber and abalone in its hotel restaurants when it opens a new theme park in Hong Kong in September.
Australia Working to Prevent Resumption of Commercial Whaling
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Australian officials are working to prevent a resumption of commercial whaling and halt Japan's scientific research whaling, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday.
Miners, Environmentalists Stand at the Ready as Interest in Coal Reignites
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Scott Barker, The Knoxville News-Sentinel
With the comeback of Tennessee's coal industry comes renewed resistance. Environmental activists have geared up in opposition to mountaintop mining, which allows companies to slice off the tops of some of the oldest mountains on earth.
Greenpeace Slams High-Tech Firms for 'E-Waste' in China
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International
The international environmental group Greenpeace slammed American and Japanese electronics giants on Monday for making computers or phones with parts that harm the health of Chinese people who recycle them.
On-Ramp to the Hydrogen Highway
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will advocate that California invest $54 million in public money to help build a network of up to 100 hydrogen fueling stations statewide within five years, according to new details of his "Hydrogen Highway" plan.
Alcoa Recognized at Industrial Energy Technology Conference
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Alcoa was recognized for energy conservation and environmental stewardship when it was named a recipient of an Energy Award during the Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC) held recently in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Federal Grand Jury Subpoenas Documents from DuPont on Teflon Chemical
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A federal grand jury has subpoenaed chemical giant DuPont Co. for documents related to a chemical used to make DuPont's nonstick Teflon product, the company said.
Red Tide Creeps Along New England's Coast; Seen as Area's Worst Since 1993
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Lisa Wangsness, The Boston Globe
A massive red tide has prompted state environmental officials to shut down shellfish beds from Central Maine to Cape Cod, drastically limiting local supplies of clams, oysters, sea scallops and mussels.
Ecotourism Conference to Be a Carbon-Neutral Gathering
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Trotter, Bangor Daily News
When interested parties from across the country come to town this September for the first U.S.-focused national ecotourism conference, organizers of the event want to make sure they set an example.
ExxonMobil Faces Shareholder Resolutions on Climate Change
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com
Several leading U.S. and European institutional investors, representing nearly $400 billion in invested assets, have announced their support for new shareholder resolutions requesting greater analysis and disclosure from ExxonMobil Corp. about its policies and strategies for managing the significant financial risks posed by global climate change.