Office Depot Garners Outstanding Recycling Retailer Award
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
Office products company Office Depot announced that it has been named the winner of the Outstanding Retailer Award, part of the inaugural "America's Marketplace Recycles!" awards program jointly sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Greenpeace Plans Arctic Trek to Highlight Warming
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Two Minnesota men said Tuesday they will attempt the first summertime crossing of the Arctic Ocean, a trek sponsored by the environmental group Greenpeace to show how global warming is melting the northern ice cap.
Bush Lays Out Energy Plan As Prices Soar
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press
President Bush, facing economic and political damage from soaring gas prices, offered proposals Wednesday to speed construction of nuclear power plants and oil refineries and boost sales of energy-efficient vehicles.
Taiwan Gets Tough on Trash as Space Runs Out
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Richard Dobson, Reuters
Sifting through garbage isn't something most people are very keen on but, in Taiwan, dodging the dirty duty could result in a fine of almost US$200. Every night, Chang watches her neighbors haul bags of trash past her laundry store to a street corner, where they wait for the wafting melody of Beethoven's Fuer Elise blared from loudspeakers to herald the arrival of the garbage truck.
Many Old Computers Put to Use Again, Study Finds
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Karl Schoenberger, San Jose Mercury News
More than half the old personal computers replaced by consumers last year were put to productive use instead of being dumped or stored away, according to a nationwide survey by MetaFacts, a San Diego research firm.
Exploding Toads in a Hamburg Pond Baffle Scientists
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
More than 1,000 toads have puffed up and exploded in a Hamburg pond in recent weeks, and German scientists still have no explanation for what's causing the combustion, an official said Wednesday.
U.S. Government Agrees to Consider Federal Protection for Two Rare Plants in U.S. Virgin Islands
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press
The U.S. government agreed to rule on whether two plants species found only in the U.S. Virgin Islands should be placed under federal protection, settling a lawsuit Tuesday with an environmental group.
Ameren is Asked to Press Fight on Global Warming
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Sara Shipley, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Environmental and consumer groups turned up the heat on Ameren Corp. on Tuesday in a bid to persuade the utility to do more to combat global warming. St. Louis-based Ameren is the seventh-largest source of carbon-dioxide emissions among electric utilities, according to an analysis of government data by Clear the Air, a coalition of environmental groups.
Tough Environmental Rules for New Housing Complexes
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - The Times of India
All new housing complexes that accommodate more than 1,000 people or generates 50,000 or more litres of sewage per day and buildings worth Rs 50 crore will have to get environmental clearance.
Forestry Now Florida's Economic Heavyweight
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Alison Trinidad, The Florida Times-Union
Oranges, make way, forestry is the top money maker in Florida agriculture, according to a new University of Florida study. Florida's forests have the greatest economic impact than any other sector in the state's $67 billion agricultural industry -- beating citrus, vegetables and other plants.