EPA Drops Regulatory Effort on Lead Paint Exposures
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
After working for nearly a decade on regulations to protect children and construction workers from exposure to lead paint, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided instead to ask companies engaged in home renovation and remodeling to adopt protective practices voluntarily.
Wind Power Industry Gaining Ground across U.S.
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Dennis Darrow, The Pueblo Chieftan
The U.S. wind energy industry this year appears ready to break the previous record for installation of new projects with wind farms planned from New York to Arizona, the American Wind Energy Association reported in late April.
Investors at U.N. Convention Pledge $1 Billion in Clean Energy
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters
U.S. and British institutional investors who collectively manage over $3 trillion in assets pledged Tuesday to invest $1 billion in clean energy companies in an effort to reduce risks posed by climate change.
World Fair Trade Day is May 14
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
May 14th is World Fair Trade Day, and events will be held around the globe on that day in celebration.
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.