Turning Recycled Materials into Stylish, Customized Panels
August 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Rosemary Winters, The Salt Lake Tribune
Walls of Ginkgo leaves and bamboo. Curved lighting fixtures made with recycled glass. A door laced with beaded copper mesh woven by AIDS-impacted women in Africa for a fair wage. Since 2002, 3form Inc. has impressed the architecture and design industry with its unique building materials -- and its commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
Move Away from Lead is Sure to Raise Costs
August 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Sam Kean, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Lead paint, lead pipes, leaded gasoline -- all banned, and for good reason. But this metal has hardly disappeared from daily life. Cell phones, stereos and even medical equipment still rely on lead. The phone you buy a year from now, however, won't have a trace.
Environmental News Network Launches ENN Innovation Expo
August 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
Environmental News Network announed today the launch of its latest interactive feature, ENN Innovation Expo. The Expo is an exciting new opportunity for today's environmental innovators to showcase their products to an environmentally-conscious audience though an interactive medium.
Green For Good Launches Website' Featuring Nearly 1400 Green, Organic And Eco-Friendly Products
August 2, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Addressing the growing popularity of ecologically friendly products in the marketplace, Green for Good, LLC today launched its website, www.greenforgood.com.
British Artist Turns off the Tap -- after Turning the Water on for a Month
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Sarah Blaskovich, Associated Press
British artist Mark McGowan finally shut off the spigot Friday -- 32 days after turning on the water in an art gallery's kitchen sink as part of an exhibit intended to mock the waste of water.
Robin, Not Crow, May Be West Nile Culprit
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Donna Tommello, Associated Press
The beloved American robin, not the annoying, raucous crow, may be the more potent source for West Nile virus, according to new research.
Texas Family with Contaminated Water Fighting Uranium Mining
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press
The extended Garcia family has lived for five generations in a cluster of frame and trailer homes here that now has a sad distinction: Their water is contaminated with uranium at levels so high the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration has told them to stop drinking it and see their doctors.
Vermont Could See First Wind Power Project in National Forest
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - David Gram, Associated Press
The evergreen trees of the Green Mountain National Forest in southern Vermont could soon be dwarfed by 370-foot-tall wind turbines. A company wants to build up to 30 of the turbines in the forest in what would be the first-ever wind power project on U.S. Forest Service land.
Australia Says ASEAN Nations Keen on New Climate Pact
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Southeast Asian countries have expressed interest in joining a new U.S.-led partnership to cut greenhouse gas emissions by developing technology and economic incentives, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said.
Myanmar Forest Officials Receive U.S. Prize for Environmental and Wildlife Conservation
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A U.S. environmental group has honored two Myanmar forest officials for their outstanding efforts to protect the environment and wildlife, state-run media reported Saturday.