Ethanol's Sweet Allure
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Landers, The Dallas Morning News
A blizzard of crushed husks stings the eyes. A sickly-sweet smell of fermenting alcohol assaults the nose. It's harvest time, and the busy Sao Martinho sugar mill is grinding out energy independence. Next year, Brazil expects to say goodbye to oil imports. Sugar cane is a big reason why.
Terruride Bluegrass Festival to Feature Renewable, Corn-Based Serviceware
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Despite anticipated record crowds at the annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, fans will leave behind significantly less refuse than other events, thanks to an innovative approach to waste reduction that includes the use of corn-based plastic bottles, cups and plates.
Yamaha Motor Company Subsidizes Eco-Commuting
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com
Yamaha Motor Co., the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, has introduced an eco-commute program for its employees.
Bank of America Receives 2005 Climate Champion Award
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Bank of America Corporation today announced that it received the 2005 Climate Champion award for advancing corporate solutions to global warming.
Herring are Depleted, but Not 'Endangered'
June 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gordon, The News Tribune
Federal officials say they don't have the authority to extend Endangered Species Act protection to a dramatically shrinking stock of herring, an important food source for Puget Sound salmon, marine mammals and sea birds.
Mexican Volcano Rumbles Back to Life
June 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press
The Volcano of Fire has rumbled back to life with its strongest eruptions in 20 years, spewing lava and ash clouds that had some residents who remained in their homes Wednesday casting nervous glances at the peak.
Fishing Nets Kill 1,000 Marine Mammals Daily
June 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
Almost 1,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises die daily in fishing nets and urgent changes are needed in trawling methods to save nine populations under immediate threat, conservation group WWF said on Thursday.
Survey Concludes Scientific Misbehavior Is Common
June 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press
It's not the stuff of headlines, like fraud. But more mundane misbehavior by scientists is common enough that it may pose an even greater threat to the integrity of science, a new report asserts.
Avoiding Health Risks from PBDEs -- An ENN Commentary
June 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Joyce Newman, The Green Guide
After widespread media coverage of the potentially toxic levels of the chemical, PDBE, recently measured in breast milk, in farmed salmon, and other fatty foods, we learned for the first time that American women hold the frightening distinction of having the highest levels of PBDEs in the world.
Head of U.N.'s Food Agency Praises Blair's Africa Plan
June 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Mattias Karen, Associated Press
The director-general of the United Nations' food agency on Wednesday praised British Prime Minister Tony Blair for pushing G-8 nations to help eradicate debt and famine in African countries, but said more aid was needed.