African Growth Needs a Stable Climate
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Jennifer Morgan, WWF
(By Jennifer Morgan) Reducing debt, lifting trade barriers and increasing aid are all necessary to reduce poverty in Africa. But one key element is missing from the equation — tackling climate change. Africa, poverty reduction and climate change are all on the agenda when leaders of the world’s richest nations meet in Scotland to attend the G8 Summit. The question remains whether they will have the political will to set a new course of action on combating global warming and the effect it has on millions of people and wildlife species.
Stonyfield Farm Yogurt President Oversees Natural Fast-Food Restaurant Chain
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Martin, Chicago Tribune
Gary Hirshberg isn't the first parent to become frustrated by the lack of healthy fast-food options for his kids during a road trip. But as president of Stonyfield Farm yogurt, Hirshberg was in a position to do something about it.
Energy Bill Adds Hatch Tax Break for Hybrids
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune
Several of Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch's proposals to spur energy development and conservation -- including a tax incentive for purchase of hybrid cars -- were included in an energy bill before the Senate.
Nissan to Build Altima Hybrid in 2006
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
The Nissan Altima gasoline-electric hybrid car will be manufactured at Nissan's manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tenn., beginning in 2006, it was announced Friday.
Fetzer Valley Oaks Estate Grown Organic Olive Oil Available on Web
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Fetzer Valley Oaks Estate Grown Organic Olive Oil is now available on the web at Fetzer.com and at the Marketplace in Fetzer's Homeplace in Northern California.
New Reports Pinpoint Climate Options for Building, Electricity Sectors
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com
The Pew Center on Global Climate Change has released two new reports identifying technologies and policy options for reducing GHG reductions in the building and power sectors.
Wind Power Project Stirs Controversy on Cape Cod
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
For many years environmental advocates have sought a greater economic commitment to renewable, clean forms of energy such as solar, water, and wind power. Today, a controversy is raging on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, but not because a renewable energy source lacks funding.
Atlanta Area Meets a Federal Standard for Clean Air for First Time in 27 Years
June 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Dick Pettys, Associated Press
The air in the Atlanta area has met a key cleanliness standard for the first time since 1978, government officials announced Thursday.
Four Regions of Spain at Risk of Becoming Deserts, Government Report Says
June 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Four regions of Spain are at risk of turning slowly into deserts, the Environment Ministry said Thursday. The government plans to spend 82.5 million euros (US$100 million) to try and stem the environmental degradation.
Few in Connecticut Using Renewable Energy
June 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Cara Baruzzi, New Haven Register
More than two months after being given the option of going "green," fewer than 1 percent of electric customers in Connecticut have.