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?
Alaska-Yukon Rail Link Could Boost Economies, but Some Canadians are Suspicious
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Hainsworth, Associated Press
A rail link between Alaska and Canada, proposed as a faster way to transport natural resources, would also enable the United States to support anti-ballistic missile silos and military bases, a new report says.
DuPont Settles Charges over Pollutant
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette
DuPont Co. and the Bush administration have agreed to settle allegations that the company hid from the public and regulators important information about the dangers of the toxic chemical C8.
Dairy Cows Pass Gas, but How Much?
May 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Moran, The Modesto Bee
Dairy cows either: a) pollute the air a lot less than previously thought, b) a lot more than previously thought, or c) about the same as was thought. The answer is all of the above, according to a committee charged with figuring out what the San Joaquin Valley's dairy cows contribute to smog.
Used Cooking Oil Might Be Fuel for Higher Profits at American Biofuels
May 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Erin Waldner, The Bakersfield Californian
For one Californnial company, used cooking oil might be fuel for higher profits. American Biofuels LLC is using oils collected from 40 restaurants and other businesses to make biodiesel fuel at its Stockdale Highway plant.