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Climate Change is 'All about Our Money,' Big Investors Say
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

In a daylong brainstorming "summit," a dozen U.S. state treasurers and hundreds of financiers and other major investors debated ways Tuesday to pressure more U.S. companies into dealing openly with the financial risk of climate change and with ways to reduce it.

Gamble in the Desert -- 'Green' Diesel from Natural Gas Could Cut City Smog
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Krane, Associated Press

The rat's nest of pipes and columns snaking across the desert in Qatar harbors a secret process that will use cobalt to turn natural gas into a powerful, clean-burning diesel fuel. By next year, rulers of this tiny desert sheikdom hope, these gas-to-liquids (GTL) reactors under construction will bring in billions of dollars while clearing big city smog belched by trucks and buses.

China's Environmental Agency Warns Local Officials against Shielding Polluters
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press

China's environmental watchdog has singled out nine major pollution cases involving dozens of companies, and in a rare move has warned local authorities not to interfere.

EarthNews Radio: Farm to School Programs
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The Farm to School programs connect schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, reducing obesity, providing education opportunities, and supporting local small farmers.

EPA Drops Regulatory Effort on Lead Paint Exposures
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

After working for nearly a decade on regulations to protect children and construction workers from exposure to lead paint, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided instead to ask companies engaged in home renovation and remodeling to adopt protective practices voluntarily.

Wind Power Industry Gaining Ground across U.S.
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Dennis Darrow, The Pueblo Chieftan

The U.S. wind energy industry this year appears ready to break the previous record for installation of new projects with wind farms planned from New York to Arizona, the American Wind Energy Association reported in late April.

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.

India to Set up Tsunami Alert System by Sept. 2007
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Kamil Zaheer, Reuters

India, hit hard by Asia's tsunami last year, will have a warning system ready by September 2007 to protect its eastern and western coasts from killer waves, officials said on Monday.

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