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Mayors from Around World Sign 'Urban Environmental Accords'
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Justin M. Norton, Associated Press

Mayors from around the world on Sunday signed an international treaty calling for increased use of public transportation and drastic cuts to the amount of trash sent to landfills.

Study Looks at Yellowstone Roads, Bison
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Roads groomed for snowmobiles and snowcoaches in Yellowstone National Park are not the key factor influencing bison distribution and numbers in the park, a researcher said.

New Logging Permits Banned in Amazon State with Rampant Deforestation
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Clendenning, Associated Press

New logging permits were suspended Friday in a huge Amazon state where the rain forest is being cleared at an ever increasing rate, a day after police launched a crackdown on official corruption.

Britain Promises to Make G-8 Summit Environmentally Friendly
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Emily Winter, Associated Press

World leaders gathering for a summit of the G-8 group of wealthy nations in Scotland next month will do so without contributing to global warming, Britain's government promised.

State Collects Stamp Fees to Boost Sportfishing, but Keeps Funds on the Hook
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Lepage, The Sacramento Bee

California has reeled in more than $2.5 million over the past year and a half from the $5 stamps anglers must buy to fish in the Delta and Sacramento Valley rivers -- a pot of money that's supposed to boost sportfishing.

Star Wars Spoof Touts Organic Produce, Angers Conventional Farmers
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Dennis Pollock, The Fresno Bee

An online video spoof of Star Wars that touts organic produce with characters like Chewbroccoli and Obi Wan Cannolies not have everybody in the produce industry smiling.

MFC Plans First 'Social Responsibility' Fund
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Ploy Chitsomboon, Bangkok Post

MFC Asset Management Plc next month plans to introduce the first "socially responsible" fund to be offered in Thailand. The aim of the MFC Environmentally and Socially Responsible Investment Fund is to generate sustainable returns while also supporting companies that gave a priority to "social investment", according to president Pichit Akrathit.

California Collects Stamp Fees to Boost Sportfishing, but Keeps Funds on the Hook
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Lepage, The Sacramento Bee

California has reeled in more than $2.5 million over the past year and a half from the $5 stamps anglers must buy to fish in the Delta and Sacramento Valley rivers -- a pot of money that's supposed to boost sportfishing.

Mohawk Paper to Use Wind Power
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Mohawk Paper, a family-owned paper manufacturer, has announced it will begin using 45 million kilowatt hours (kWh) pollution-free wind power annually to run its two mills in New York, as well as a newly purchased facility in Ohio.

International Experts Tackle Sustainability Issues in Floral Sector
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

"Flower Power" took on a whole new meaning Friday as an international panel of experts gathered to discuss advances in addressing environmental and social issues in the floral industry, and to launch a new American eco-label for sustainably produced floral products.

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