Teijin to Start Polyester Recycling with Patagonia in September
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International
Textile maker Teijin Ltd. will cooperate with U.S. outdoor clothing company Patagonia Inc. to recycle polyester clothing in the United States and Japan starting next month, Teijin officials said.
RecycleNet Announces Municipal Recycling Market Co-op Service
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Paul Roszel, Chairman and CEO of RecycleNet Corporation, announced a new service being offered by RecycleNet in his presentation at the Georgia Recycling Coalition's annual conference.
ConAgra Signs Clean Water Act Permit Plea Agreement
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA
Under the terms of a plea agreement signed with the United States on Aug. 1, ConAgra, Inc., owner and operator of a food ingredient and flour mill in Hastings, Minn., pleaded guilty to a one-count information filed with the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Tunnel Boring Machine Technology to Eliminate Sanitary Sewer Overflows in Austin
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
When the Environmental Protection Agency's Region 6 came knocking on the Austin Water Utility's door, it didn't come empty handed. The regulatory agency brought an administrative order requiring the central Texas utility to completely eliminate sanitary sewer overflows by December 2007.
Red Tide Bloom Strikes Off Florida Coast
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
An unusually fierce red tide bloom this summer has choked off oxygen and killed undersea life in a region of the Gulf of Mexico bottom about 10 miles off the coast of Florida, scientists said.
Denmark Urges "New Thinking" on Climate Change
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Denmark urged "new thinking" on Tuesday about ways to combat global warming at the start of climate talks by 25 nations in Greenland. "Climate change represents a growing global challenge," Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller told delegates at the start of the informal four-day talks on the island in Ilulissat, north of the Arctic Circle.
Crocodile Blood May Yield Powerful New Antibiotics
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters
Scientists in Australia's tropical north are collecting blood from crocodiles in the hope of developing a powerful antibiotic for humans, after tests showed that the reptile's immune system kills the HIV virus.
A Natural Way To Say Thanks
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Jennifer Frazer, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
Bill and Earleen Weaver have reason to be proud. They've turned an eroding farm choked with weeds west of Pine Bluffs into a property at the cutting edge of conservation in the county in only three years.
Experts Say Man, Nature Threaten Asia's Cultural Landmarks
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Chawadee Nualkhair, Reuters
From India's Taj Mahal to Cambodia's Angkor Wat, Asia's cultural landmarks are threatened by man and nature and more must be done to protect them, experts said on Monday. Earthquakes, floods, civil strife and looting loom large as potential threats, while the more mundane ravages wreaked by tourists could turn ancient attractions into victims of their own popularity.
Fast-Food Chains to Use 100% Renewable Energy
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com
The Holland, Inc., owner of Burgerville and Noodlin' restaurants throughout Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington, has committed to use renewable wind power to provide 100% of its electricity needs, both at its chain stores and also at its corporate headquarters in Vancouver.