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.
Rescuers Herd 74 Whales Back to Sea off Australia's West Coast
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM -
Dozens of volunteers in wet suits and wooly hats braved chilly seas Thursday to push scores of false killer whales that had beached themselves on Australia's western coast back out to sea.
Red Tide Continues Southward Expansion
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Jay Lindsay, Associated Press
One of New England's worst "red tides" in decades continued its southward expansion this week, rounding Cape Cod and forcing the closure of some of the region's most prolific shellfish beds.
A Call for Action to Save Forests through Cooperation -- An ENN Commentary
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Claude Martin & Ian Johnson
Nobody can get through the day without using a product that comes from a forest. With approximately 1.5 billion of the world's rural poor directly depending on forests for subsistence, a huge proportion of the world's population depends on forests for basic needs like food and fuel-wood.
Commission Reports on Effects of Depleted Uranium on Bosnia's Environment
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Samir Krilic, Associated Press
A parliamentary commission to report on the effects of depleted uranium on Bosnia's environment said Thursday it needed more experts, funding and modern equipment to complete its investigation.
Brazil Police Arrest 78 Officials and Businessmen in Crackdown on Illegal Logging
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press
Federal police staged a massive crackdown on illegal logging, arresting 48 environmental officials, including a ranking official in one Amazon state.
Experts Are Listening to Grand Canyon
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Michelle Roberts, Associated Press
Mounted at about ear level on tripods, microphones are capturing the sound of quiet at the Grand Canyon. The four microphones are attached to sound level meters and computers that will later screen out all manmade sounds, such as the chatter of hikers, the rumble of cars and the buzz of sightseeing planes and helicopters.