Business

Group Says Ecotourism Plan is Wrong for Bigelow Preserve
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Misty Edgecomb, Bangor Daily News

Western Maine's future may well lie in the economic development of the state-owned Bigelow Preserve as an ecotourism destination.

'Hot' Hybrids Forecast To Do Slow Burn in Marketplace
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Hammonds, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hybrids may be the hottest thing on the market, but their appeal isn't likely to make them a major player in the nation's automobile industry anytime soon.

WRI, Cameroon Agreement Cuts Down Illegal Logging
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - World Resources Institute

A landmark partnership formed in 2002 between the government of Cameroon and the World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch (GFW) achieved its first major result with today’s release of a forest-mapping tool designed to help Cameroon reduce illegal logging and ensure better governance.

Soda-Making at Home Eliminates Bottle Waste
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Many aren't aware that it is both legal and affordable to make your own soda in the US.

Building a Business on Junk
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Victoria Hirschberg, Victoria Advocate

From the ornate decorations and columns that accent the Escamilla living room, it's hard to believe their home-based business is about debris, dirt and lots of junk.

Nokia Drops Plans to Develop Fuel Cells
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Nokia Corp. has dropped plans to develop mobile phones with fuel cells for at least the next few years, a spokesman for the Finnish company said Thursday.

USDA Awards $15 Million for Farmers' Market Program
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - The New Farm

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced the fiscal year 2005 Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) grant awards to 47 state agencies and tribal organizations to provide low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for fresh produce at farmers' markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs.

AAA Questions EPA Gas-Mileage Reporting
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The American Automobile Association, the US's largest automobile-information and advocacy organization, questioned the EPA's methods for determining the fuel mileage ratings given to the nation's car fleet.

Not Many Knocks Against Environment-Friendly Hardwood
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - David Bradley, Associated Press

For years, foresters have sought a fast growing, environmentally responsible hardwood with the dual tangibles of good looks for the home and sustainable growth.

Calif. AG Sues Over Giant Sequoia Plan
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

California's attorney general sued the Bush administration Thursday over its management plan for the Giant Sequoia National Monument, home to two-thirds of the world's largest trees.

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