Nicaragua Enticing Budget Travelers and Real Estate Developers
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Doreen Hemlock, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
To the south, Costa Rica is known for its ecotourism. Farther north, Guatemala beckons with Mayan treasures and indigenous cultures. Now, Nicaragua is making a name as a Central American travel destination, too, welcoming guests to its beaches, Spanish colonial cities and other attractions.
Policy Debate Over Power Plants on Navajo Land
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Brenda Norrell, Indian Country Today
Navajos voting in opposition to a new power plant on the Navajo Nation in the Four Corners area, where some of the nation's dirtiest power plants already exist, say they are already suffering from enough respiratory disease and cancer from smog-laden air and polluted water.
Legendary Album Covers Re-Imagined on Environmentally Responsible Papers
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Album cover artist Gary Burden of R. Twerk & Co. and Gary Gonzales from "green" printer Insync Media have made the era of peace, love and rock 'n' roll come alive on environmentally and socially responsible Domtar EarthChoice papers.
Solar Power Profitability: BP Solar
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
For many years the benefits of solar power have been offset by the reality that solar power companies find it difficult to be profitable.
Tanzania Scrap Contract with Water Supply Firm in Dispute over Quality of Services
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Sukhdev Chhatbar, Associated Press
Tanzania is scrapping a contract with a British-German-Tanzanian firm to supply water and sewage services in the country's largest city because the company failed to fulfill key provisions of its 10-year contract, officials said Tuesday.
Save the River, St. Lawrence Seaway Developers Debate
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - M.B. Pell, Watertown Daily Times
Members of Save the River and officials from the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. transformed a village board meeting into a debate on commercial navigation.
Drivers Lining up for Converted Restaurant Oil to Fuel Vehicles
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jason Stein, The Wisconsin State Journal
In the kitchen of a Culver's restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin, dark vats of oil bubbled at 352 degrees Fahrenheit, and the smell of french fries hung in the air. It's the smell, it turns out, of fuel.
Hybrid Cars Jump Past Electric Ones
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jon Ortiz, The Sacramento Bee
The growing popularity of hybrid cars and an upcoming California "Hydrogen Highway" proposal highlight how cheaper, more convenient or politically expedient technologies have leapfrogged vehicles powered by rechargable batteries.
General Mills Awards
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
The General Mills Foundation and the American Dietetic Association Foundation, in partnership with the President's Challenge, have awarded 50 community groups and schools across the country with $10,000 grants that support innovative programs to help children develop lifelong nutrition and physical fitness habits.
Electronic Design Magazine Introduces Resource Center For New International Environmental Laws Pertaining to the Electronics Industry
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
The 25 countries of the European Union, as well as Japan and China, are about to significantly restrict the use of environmentally hazardous materials in electronic components and systems.