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Sumitomo Chemical to Invest $2.5 mil. in BioCarbon Fund
March 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Sumitomo Chemical Co. said Wednesday it will invest $2.5 million in the World Bank's BioCarbon Fund by 2017 to obtain some 400,000 carbon credits, which count as greenhouse gas emission cuts.

Hydrogen-fuel Projects Receive Funding
March 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Christopher Boyd, The Orlando (FL) Sentinel

Backers of a statewide effort to build a hydrogen-fuel economy on Monday announced funding for three programs aimed at laying a foundation for the new industry.

Billionaire buys 9.2 percent of Wild Oats
March 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Alicia Wallace, Boulder (CO) Daily Camera

Wild Oats got another big boost to its stock price Thursday after a Los Angeles billionaire purchased a 9.2 percent stake.<

Judge Nixes California Village's Deal to Sell Spring Water to Nestle
March 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Brian Melley, Associated Press

A judge scrapped a deal under which a former lumber town planned to sell more than a half billion gallons of spring water annually to Nestle, ruling that its environmental impact should have been studied.

Federal Government Awards Contracts to Clean Up Washington, Idaho Nuclear Sites
March 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded two contracts valued in the billions of dollars Wednesday to clean up portions of two nuclear sites in Washington and Idaho.

EarthNews Radio: Center for Biodiversity Research and Information
March 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Biodiversity is critical for our survival on Earth. But biodiversity is about more than a mix of plants and animals.

EcoLogic Finance Awarded $465,000 by Skoll Foundation
March 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

EcoLogic Finance has been selected to receive a 2005 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship in the amount of $465,000.

Drivers Who Subscribe to TerraPass Help to Fund Renewable Sources of Energy
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Akweli Parker, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Karl Ulrich, a proud environmentalist who bikes to work daily, used to fret over what his fuel-thirsty Ford F-150 pickup did to the atmosphere every time he drove from Pennsylvania to property he owns in Vermont.

Environmental Protection, the Economy, and Jobs: What is the Bottom Line?
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Roger Bezdek and Robert Wendling, Management Information Services, Inc.; Paula DiPerna, Jobs and Environment Initiative

Does environmental protection harm the economy and destroy jobs or facilitate economic growth and create jobs?

Company Touts Plasma Technology to Reduce Waste, Create Alternative Fuel
March 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

This month ENN has told you about a number of companies that are creating alternatives to common products and services in order to enhance our environment. One company, Startech Environmental Corp., wants to solve two problems at once.

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