ENN Weekly: June 6th - 10th
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN
ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy themes of the week. In the news June 6 - 10: Dolphins used tools, conservation and recreation interests clashed over water use, environmentalists decried the net impact of fishing on marine mammals, and more.
Goodbye to a Sea Giant
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Shannon McMahon, The San Diego Union-Tribune
It was a company that could weather the Great Depression, World War II and several recessions. But today's economy proved too difficult. After 76 years in operation, the country's largest kelp harvesting facility originally called the Kelp Co. and today a division of International Specialty Products -- is closing its plant in Barrio Logan.
India 'Boom' an Environmental Disaster, Author Says
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Simon Denyer, Reuters
India's economic boom is causing unsustainable environmental damage and is blinding people to the misery of hundreds of millions of poor, prize-winning author and activist Arundhati Roy said.
Ethanol's Sweet Allure
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Landers, The Dallas Morning News
A blizzard of crushed husks stings the eyes. A sickly-sweet smell of fermenting alcohol assaults the nose. It's harvest time, and the busy Sao Martinho sugar mill is grinding out energy independence. Next year, Brazil expects to say goodbye to oil imports. Sugar cane is a big reason why.
Terruride Bluegrass Festival to Feature Renewable, Corn-Based Serviceware
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Despite anticipated record crowds at the annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, fans will leave behind significantly less refuse than other events, thanks to an innovative approach to waste reduction that includes the use of corn-based plastic bottles, cups and plates.
Yamaha Motor Company Subsidizes Eco-Commuting
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com
Yamaha Motor Co., the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, has introduced an eco-commute program for its employees.
Bank of America Receives 2005 Climate Champion Award
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Bank of America Corporation today announced that it received the 2005 Climate Champion award for advancing corporate solutions to global warming.
Herring are Depleted, but Not 'Endangered'
June 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gordon, The News Tribune
Federal officials say they don't have the authority to extend Endangered Species Act protection to a dramatically shrinking stock of herring, an important food source for Puget Sound salmon, marine mammals and sea birds.
Mexican Volcano Rumbles Back to Life
June 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press
The Volcano of Fire has rumbled back to life with its strongest eruptions in 20 years, spewing lava and ash clouds that had some residents who remained in their homes Wednesday casting nervous glances at the peak.
Fishing Nets Kill 1,000 Marine Mammals Daily
June 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
Almost 1,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises die daily in fishing nets and urgent changes are needed in trawling methods to save nine populations under immediate threat, conservation group WWF said on Thursday.