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Helping the Environment Around the Office
June 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The day-to-day actions of regular working people collectively have an impact on the environment, and here are tips on how to be "greener" in your office.

Agronomists Import Wasps to Help Wipe Out Grapevine Pest
June 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Wasserman, The Sacramento Bee

A Minnesota wasp that lives for a week, loves the cold and is no bigger than an ant is about to be the glassy-winged sharpshooter's worst nightmare. Welcome to California, Anagrus epos.

SUV Drivers Reconsider
June 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Oliver Prichard, The Philadelphia Inquirer

After a decade and a half of tremendous growth, total SUV sales are down 10.2 percent for the first quarter of 2005. In April, the biggest class of SUVs dropped 21.7 percent from the same month in 2004, according to WardsAuto.com, a sales-tracking firm.

Capitalism Colored Green at Small Business School
June 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Kristi Heim, The Seattle Times

The Bainbridge Graduate Institute, an MBA school on Washington state's Bainbridge Island, started in 2002 as an experiment to infuse sound environmental and social practices into the standard business curriculum. Its enrollment has nearly doubled every year, with 40 students enrolled now and 50 new ones expected this fall.

New Society Publishers Announces that it is Carbon Neutral
June 1, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

New Society Publishers, a publisher and press focusing on sustainability issues, has become the first publisher in North America to become "carbon neutral."

National Semiconductor's Products to be Lead-Free in 2006
June 1, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: NSM) announced today that it will achieve 100 percent lead-free production by the end of June 2006.

Tajik Leader Urges More International Aid for Shrinking Aral Sea
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Tajikistan's president called Monday for more international aid to alleviate the ecological damage from Central Asia's shrinking Aral Sea, once one of the world's largest inland bodies of water.

Saving Energy a Cool Idea in Hot Weather
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - James and Morris Carey, Associated Press

Summer is a good time to save energy, not only because of the expense but because of summer's increased demand and risk of blackouts.

Great Lakes Soil Probed for Helpful Fungi
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A biologist from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is scouring the bottom of Lake Michigan, looking not for clams, but for bacteria and fungi that develop anti-bacterial chemicals that could be developed into life-saving drugs for humans.

Mountain Lion Research Continues in South Dakota
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Wayne Ortman, Associated Press

Wildlife managers want to know more about the reproductive rate and survival rate of kittens and where young lions go when they set out on their own, said John Kanta, a big-game biologist for the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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