U.S. & European Investors Tackle Climate Change
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Two-dozen U.S. and European institutional investors managing over $3 trillion in assets today released a 10-point action plan calling on U.S. companies, Wall Street firms and the Securities and Exchange Commission to intensify efforts to provide investors with comprehensive analysis and disclosure about the financial risks presented by climate change.
India to Set up Tsunami Alert System by Sept. 2007
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Kamil Zaheer, Reuters
India, hit hard by Asia's tsunami last year, will have a warning system ready by September 2007 to protect its eastern and western coasts from killer waves, officials said on Monday.
Environmentalists Crank up Heat on Utilities
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Passi, Duluth News-Tribune
Turning up the heat on publicly traded power companies that are contributing to global warming, the National Environmental Trust recently compiled a list of the industry's top 50 greenhouse gas producers.
Maryland Researchers Predict Bad Year for Fish-Threatening Algae
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Gretchen Parker, Associated Press
State researchers predicted Monday that this summer could rank among the five worst in 20 years for algae blooms that threaten fish and other marine life in Chesapeake Bay.
On Beyond Organic: Fishing for Seafood Truth
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks
America's appetite for seafood reached an all-time high -- but at what cost to the oceans? And at what cost to our own personal health?
Time is Energy -- An ENN Commentary
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Steven J. Moss, San Francisco Community Power
(By Steven J. Moss) When the clock strikes noon on a weekday, you can almost hear utility meters across the nation clicking faster. During the six-hour consumption peak — roughly from noon to six in the evening, though times vary by location and customer mix - electricity sells for a premium, and inefficient power plants run harder, spewing out more pollution.
Shanghai Mulls Factory Shutdowns, Curbs on Air Conditioner Use to Battle Power Shortages
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Elaine Kurtenback, Associated Press
Shanghai residents may have to sweat out part of the summer if authorities curb the use of air conditioners in offices and entertainment venues in efforts to prevent the collapse of the city's overworked power grid, a report said Monday.
Brazil May Miss Chance to Build Tourism, Industry Experts Say
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrei Khalip, Reuters
Brazil, the land of beaches, bikinis and carnival, is not exploiting its tourism potential and could miss the chance to become a major travel destination, tourism industry officials said.
Federal Judge Says California Antismog Agency May Enforce Rules on Public Vehicles
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A federal judge has ruled that a Southern California clean-air agency may impose its antismog rules on city buses, waste haulers and other public fleet vehicles.
Report Says British Flora Faces Extinction
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Cara New, Associated Press
Fewer British fields are bursting into yellow each summer, with 20 percent of native flora species declining at rates that put them at risk of extinction.