Demand for Organic Grains on Rise
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Wilde, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
The U.S. Department of Agriculture makes no claims organically-grown food is safer or more nutritious than food conventionally raised, but plenty of people believe it. And, they're willing to pay a premium for it.
Demand for Produce Farmers Outpacing Supply
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Christine des Garennes, The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana, Ill.
More Illinois consumers want fresh, local food. But Illinois farmers may not be growing enough to meet the demand.
Fuel-Efficiency Attitudes May be Shifting; Auto Dealers Hear Hints of a Shift
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Purva Patel, Houston Chronicle
Gasoline prices have some local motorists thinking twice about what they drive.
EarthNews Radio: Morrison Planetarium
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
April will be a great month to view our giant neighbor in the solar system, Jupiter.
Experts Warn Ships May Bring Lake Invaders
March 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press
Ships navigating the St. Lawrence Seaway may carry more than coal and grain through the Great Lakes, say environmentalists, who warned Thursday about potential secondary "cargo" like killer shrimp or monkey gobies.
EarthNews Radio: Cow Shares
March 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
More and more people are realizing the value of drinking whole milk, and many of those people are going directly to the source to get it.
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.