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.
Shanghai Mulls Factory Shutdowns, Curbs on Air Conditioner Use to Battle Power Shortages
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Elaine Kurtenback, Associated Press
Shanghai residents may have to sweat out part of the summer if authorities curb the use of air conditioners in offices and entertainment venues in efforts to prevent the collapse of the city's overworked power grid, a report said Monday.
Brazil May Miss Chance to Build Tourism, Industry Experts Say
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrei Khalip, Reuters
Brazil, the land of beaches, bikinis and carnival, is not exploiting its tourism potential and could miss the chance to become a major travel destination, tourism industry officials said.
Federal Judge Says California Antismog Agency May Enforce Rules on Public Vehicles
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A federal judge has ruled that a Southern California clean-air agency may impose its antismog rules on city buses, waste haulers and other public fleet vehicles.
Report Says British Flora Faces Extinction
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Cara New, Associated Press
Fewer British fields are bursting into yellow each summer, with 20 percent of native flora species declining at rates that put them at risk of extinction.
ENN Polls Reveal Opinions and Attitudes about the Environment
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Schluter, ENN
ENN has cranked up its production of opinion polls, integrating new polls into its content and onto its homepage with greater regularity than ever before. Judging from the response, users enjoy weighing in on the latest hotbutton issues and comparing their opinions with others. Poll results paint an interesting picture of the ENN audience, with some surprising results.
U.N. Headquarters Hosts 'Climate Neutral' Event
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
NativeEnergy, a national renewable energy company, is supplying Renewable Energy Credits or "Green Tags" to neutralize all carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution generated by travel and venue energy use for the 2005 Institutional Investors Summit on Climate Risk, the first "climate neutral" event ever held at U.N. Headquarters.