Edmund Hillary Joins Call to Protect Mount Everest from Climate Change
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Alexandra Zavis, Associated Press
Edmund Hillary, the first climber to conquer Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide, on Monday urged that the world's highest mountain be placed on the United Nations' list of endangered heritage sites because of the risks of climate change.
ENN Special Report: Corporate Social Responsibility
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN
Companies large and small are learning the importance of corporate social responsibility, or CSR. The term covers a range of behaviors and practices such as fair wages, fair trade, nondiscrimination, environmental stewardship, and contributions to the local community. While a number of companies have had these values for years, many are new to the practice -- sometimes dragged there by testy shareholders or increasingly savvy customers, who expect more from a company than simply a good product at a good price.
Dairy Industry Skeptical About Cloned Cows
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press
As the Food and Drug Administration considers whether to lift a voluntary ban on selling food from cloned animals, the agency is getting some resistance from an unusual source: the dairy industry.
Toyota's New President Says Fuel-Cell Tie-Up with GM is Coming Soon -- But Vows to Beat GM
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press
Toyota's president said Monday a tie-up with U.S. rival General Motors on fuel-cell vehicles is in its final stages -- but promised to do his best to beat GM and Ford.
Red Light-Flashing Jellyfish Lures Prey
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
The first deep sea red-light district -- glowing appendages on a newly discovered jellyfish relative -- appear to flash their come-hither message to lure prey. The new find is a previously unreported species in the genus Erenna, which is a member of the group that includes coral and jellyfish.
Radical Environmentalist, a Most-Wanted FBI Fugitive Ordered Back to U.S.
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Hainsworth, Associated Press
A court on Thursday ordered the extradition of suspected eco-terrorist Tre Arrow, one of the FBI's most-wanted fugitives, to face firebombing charges in the United States. Arrow, born Michael Scarpitti, is accused of participating in the 2001 firebombing of logging and cement trucks in Oregon.
Biologists Say Condor Hatched in Arizona
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Biologists confirmed that a California condor chick has hatched in Arizona, the fourth to hatch in the wild in the state since the endangered birds were reintroduced here nearly 10 years ago, officials said Thursday.
North Atlantic Ocean Temps Hit Record High
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Dene More, Associated Press
Ocean temperatures in the North Atlantic hit an all-time high last year, raising concerns about the effects of global warming on one of the most sensitive and productive ecosystems in the world.
Companies Reward Individuals For Taking Two Million Miles Off US Roads
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
NuRide, Inc., the nation's first incentive-based ride share network, and its reward partners today announced that NuRide members have taken over two million miles off of U.S. roads resulting in 1,000 fewer tons of automobile emissions.
G8 Agree on Need for Climate Action but No Targets
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Gernot Heller, Reuters
The Group of Eight powers meeting in Scotland reached agreement on Thursday on the need for urgent action to combat global warming, but set no measurable targets, Germany's top negotiator said.