ENN Weekly: May 23rd - 27th
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN
ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy themes of the week. In the news May 23 - 27: Making water from hog waste, coral reefs in jeopardy, President Bush visits EPA headquarters, insights into the mysterious lives of plants, and more.
Inside the World of Nonprofit Finance
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Though nonprofits provide critical services to society there is little understanding of the way in which the nonprofit sector is hamstrung by irrational financial rules the for-profit sector doesn't encounter, according to a new article in the Spring 2005 edition of the Nonprofit Quarterly.
Greenpeace Castigates Singapore Timber Giant for Action in China
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International
The environmental group Greenpeace International made new accusations Thursday against Singapore-based Asia Pulp & Paper, alleging the timber giant is cutting trees from natural forests in southern China to compensate for a raw material shortage at a paper mill.
Conference Explores Benefits of 'Green' Construction Methods
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Melissa Followell, The Bradenton Herald
Preserving resources for energy and environmental reasons took the forefront at Wednesday's Green Trends conference at the Chelsea Center in Sarasota. As more people move to Manatee and Sarasota counties, and demand for resources grows, conservation techniques are very important to the area's future.
Wildflower Feared Extinct Found in California
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Justin M. Norton, Associated Press
A flower long thought to be extinct was rediscovered in a California state park -- more than six decades after it was last seen, scientists said Wednesday.
Bush Visits Gas Station that Sells Hydrogen Fuel for Cars
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
President Bush stared inquisitively down into the nozzle of a hydrogen fuel hose on Wednesday, then pumped the fuel into a blue compact car as he renewed his plea for Congress to pass a wide-ranging energy bill.`
Covertly Placed Water-Quality Monitoring Devices Cause Friction Between States
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Melissa Nelson, Associated Press
Arkansas and Oklahoma, which have been at odds for years over poultry-farm pollution flowing into the rivers they share, are squabbling again after Oklahoma researchers secretly slipped across the state line and set up water-quality monitors in Arkansas.
Need to Curb Appetite for Bushmeat -- An ENN Commentary
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation
Last week, the journal Science reported the discovery of a new species of monkey in Africa. Coincidentally, the satirical magazine The Onion also wrote about the discovery of a new, rare species of monkey - and how it was so delicious that it would not last long.
World Needs More than Sea Walls to Stop Floods
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Anna Mudeva, Reuters
Building higher and stronger dykes will not be enough to protect the world's low-lying areas against rising sea levels and global warming, a conference heard on Wednesday.
EarthNews Radio: ForesTrade
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
Organic foods are a fast-growing segment of the economy. They're not only healthy, but good for the environment as well.