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Solar Cell Maker's Shares Jump 45% on Debut
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Ploy Chitsomboon, Bangkok Post, Thailand

Shares of Solartron Plc surged 45 percent from its initial public offering price, despite overall sluggishness in the Thai market.

EarthNews Radio: Junk Food and American Waistlines
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

American waistlines continue to grow, yet the food industry continues to successfully market junk food.

SYSCO's Earth Plus Product Line Recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY), North America's largest foodservice distributor to restaurants, schools, and institutions, today announced that 16 of its Earth Plus(R) cleaning products have been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Design for the Environment (DfE) program.

UPS to Implement Environmental Initiatives
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

UPS, the world's largest private package-delivery company, is implementing two initiatives to protect the environment.

GM, Energy Dept. to Make Fuel Cell Vehicles
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press

General Motors Corp. and the U.S. Energy Department have signed a five-year, $88 million deal to build a fleet of 40 hydrogen fuel vehicles, the world's largest automaker said Wednesday.

St. Louis-based Ameren Corp. Addresses Tougher Air-Quality Regulations
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Tomich, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Ameren Corp., which operates 12 coal-fired power plants in the Midwest, was the biggest buyer nationwide of federal allowances for sulfur-dioxide emissions, which cause acid rain.

EarthNews Radio: Organic Consumers Association
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Is the organic-label body-care product you're using really organic?

Contractors Face Pressure to Lower Diesel Engine Pollution
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Construction companies are being pressured to retrofit diesel-operated trucks and machines with pollution control equipment or risk losing business.

Environment Must be Taken into Account as Asia Economy Grows, Officials Say
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The environment can't be ignored as bustling Asian economies grow, despite concerns the issue could slow business expansion aimed at reducing poverty, officials said Tuesday at a U.N.-sponsored conference.

Premier, Inc. Among "Champions for Change" Recipients
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Premier, Inc. has been recognized for helping healthcare facilities with their environmental efforts, including waste minimization and the elimination of the use of mercury.

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