Nonprofits Get Big Green Workspace In Manhattan
September 26, 2007 03:36 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN
NEW YORK - Nonprofits have a new green, more sustainable workplace in Manhattan. It's called the Thoreau Center for Sustainability. The center offers shared workspace and a healthy work environment for its nonprofit tenants, as well as social investment opportunities for its funders.
A company called Tides (www.tides.org) today announced the opening of the green nonprofit office center in New York City. Tides provides an array of services that amplifies the efforts of forward-thinking philanthropists, foundations, activists and organizations to make the world a better place.
Truth in Advertising Online, More Challenging Than Ever
September 26, 2007 02:57 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN
CHICAGO - Regulating truth and ensuring fairness, taste and decency in advertising is more challenging since the explosion of social media, according to a keynote address presented to the National Advertising Division Annual Conference.
Email Overtakes Telephony
September 26, 2007 02:53 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN
NEW YORK - New research shows that e-mail has overtaken telephony as a communication tool in the workplace. Other electronic communication tools are also reaching high adoption levels.
"In today's corporate environment there is a myriad of communications tools available including desktop telephony, mobile telephony and e-mail, among others. However, our research indicates that end-users prefer to communicate using electronic media rather than voice services such as telephony," said Rob Lopez, managing director, Solutions at Dimension Data whose firm conducted the survey.
Report : Cancer Research and Information Impeded
September 26, 2007 02:19 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN
WASHINGTON — Allegations of mismanagement, industry influence, and suppression of whistleblowers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program (NTP) are being investigated by Congress, and the director has temporarily stepped down. Today, OMB Watch released a report that further documents industry's attempt to restrict access to health and safety information produced by NTP.
New Leads in Search for Fossett
September 26, 2007 08:59 AM - Brendan Riley -Associated Press
Relying on new leads from Air Force experts, crews looking for famed aviator Steve Fossett plan to comb a rugged area near Death Valley by air and foot, authorities said Tuesday.
Gary Derks, the state Department of Public Safety official in charge of the search, said the Air Force analyzed images picked up by radar and satellite and "picked up what could be Mr. Fossett, his track."
Storms pose no risk to U.S. oil rigs in Mexico Gulf: NHC
September 26, 2007 08:53 AM - Reuters
Despite a tropical storm and a tropical depression spinning in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, no storms currently threaten the U.S. oil and natural gas production in the northern Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday.
Tropical Depression 13, however, could disrupt operations in the Cantarell Complex of Mexican oil fields beneath the Bay of Campeche in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.
Nike Designs Shoe for American Indians
September 26, 2007 08:51 AM - Sarah Skidmore -Associated Press
Nike on Tuesday unveiled what it said is the first shoe designed specifically for American Indians, an effort aiming at promoting physical fitness in a population with high obesity rates.
The Beaverton-based company says the Air Native N7 is designed with a larger fit for the distinct foot shape of American Indians, and has a culturally specific look. It will be distributed solely to American Indians; tribal wellness programs and tribal schools nationwide will be able to purchase the shoe at wholesale price and then pass it along to individuals, often at no cost.
U.S. plans long border wall in south Texas
September 26, 2007 08:36 AM - Reuters
The U.S. government said it plans to build 70 miles of 16-foot-tall (5 meter) border fencing in southern Texas, including a section through a sensitive wildlife refuge, but local opponents vowed on Tuesday to keep fighting the wall.
U.S. breast cancer death rate continues dropping
September 25, 2007 09:59 AM - Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death rate from breast cancer continues to drop steadily by about 2 percent a year, but black women are not seeing the same benefits as whites, the American Cancer Society said on Tuesday.
The group found that during 2001 through 2004, breast cancer diagnoses fell by an average of 3.7 percent a year -- in part because women stopped taking hormone replacement therapy and in part because fewer got mammograms and therefore were not diagnosed.
Death rates fell by 2 percent during that period.
For women over the age of 50, breast cancer rates fell more sharply, by 4.8 percent a year since 2001, the group said. Breast cancer rates were stable among black women and younger women, the group said.
The berry with punch
September 25, 2007 09:03 AM - Terri Coles -Reuters
All hail the acai, the latest of a variety of trendy fruits that are finding their way into drinks like smoothies, teas and juices, along with the promise of giving your health a boost.