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.
EarthNews Radio: Art and Nature
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
Much of the beauty in our world is to be found in nature, so it's only natural that many artists want to reflect that through their art.
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.