Experts Are Listening to Grand Canyon
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Michelle Roberts, Associated Press
Mounted at about ear level on tripods, microphones are capturing the sound of quiet at the Grand Canyon. The four microphones are attached to sound level meters and computers that will later screen out all manmade sounds, such as the chatter of hikers, the rumble of cars and the buzz of sightseeing planes and helicopters.
San Francisco Hosts World Environment Day -- 'Green Cities: Where the Future Lives'
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
For the first time in its 33-year history, World Environment Day celebrations are underway in the United States. Five days of planned events kicked off Thursday in San Francisco with a gathering of mayors from around the world.
China Reports More Cities Suffering Acid Rain, Rivers and Lakes Polluted
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe McDonald, Associated Press
More of China's cities are suffering from acid rain and its major rivers and lakes are heavily polluted, the government said Thursday in a report that highlighted the environmental costs of surging economic growth.
State-Sought Ethanol Waivers Rejected by EPA
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
Motorists in California, New York and Connecticut will have to continue using corn-based ethanol in their gasoline to cut air pollution at an extra cost of up to 8 cents a gallon.
ENN Weekly: May 30th - June 3rd
June 3, 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 30 - June 3: The geology of California's landslide, hurricanes and global warming, frogs in jeopardy, and the Grand Canyon speaks.
A Call for Action to Save Forests through Cooperation
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Claude Martin & Ian Johnson
(By Claude Martin & Ian Johnson) Nobody can get through the day without using a product that comes from a forest. To a greater extent than most people realize, the paper we write on, the water that comes out of our taps, the medicine that heals us, the wood that builds our houses and furniture, all originate from forests. With approximately 1.5 billion of the world's rural poor directly depending on forests for subsistence, a huge proportion of the world's population depends on forests for basic needs like food and fuel-wood.
Business Aims to Eliminate E-Waste
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Fagan, Journal-World
Computer Waste Solutions Co. is working to convince area businesses, organizations and individuals to pay a little extra for disposing of their discarded computer monitors, TV screens and other so-called "e-waste."
Lawmakers Want to Save More Farms
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Barnes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
With development pressures continuing to threaten prime farmland across the state, two lawmakers are proposing measures to keep family farms in the family and prevent them from being turned into sites for luxury housing or big-box retail stores.
Apple Announces iPod Recycling at US Retail Stores
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
Apple Computer, Inc. today announced a free recycling program for iPod, the world's most popular digital music player.
ARAMARK Supports World Environment Day Through Environmental Initiatives
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Food service firm ARAMARK Corporation (NYSE:RMK) today announced its support of World Environment Day -- June 5, 2005 -- through its commitment to national programs such as RecycleMania and LaundryESP, as well as through the company's own PlanetEVERgreen initiative.