Japan Firms, Banks Create Greenhouse-Gas Reduction Fund for Kyoto Protocol
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo
Two governmental banks and 31 private companies founded a $141.5 million fund Wednesday to help achieve Japan's mandatory target for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol.
Bush Plan Casts Off Protection for Large Areas of Northwest Salmon Habitat
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Joe Rojas-Burke, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
The Bush administration on Tuesday proposed a steep reduction in the miles of rivers and streams to come under federal protection for Pacific salmon, and offered exemptions for property owners and broad areas of the Northwest and California.
Four Green Firms Win New Ventures Competition in Mexico
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com
A company that sells Mexico's first organic chicken, another that restores previously unusable land for aquaculture, a third that helps replenish water supplies, and a fourth that uses sustainable technology in the production of tortillas have been announced as winners of the World Resource Institute's (WRI) New Ventures Investor Forum in Mexico.
Laughter from Hippoworks
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Hippoworks.com
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Joyanna Laughlin, Natural Home Magazine (Nov/Dec 2004)
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Grinning Planet
Don't Be Fuelish!
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - eNature.com
China's Search For New Energy Sources
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Gordon Feller, editor in chief of Urban Age Magazine
The demand for alternative fuels in China is driven by the Chinese government’s desire to reduce air pollution, particularly in urban centres, and reduce the country’s dependence on imported oil. Preparing to host the 2008 Olympics is also putting pressure on the Government of China to make the necessary investments.
Cohousing Sets Sustainability Standard
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Wendy Priesnitz, Editor and Co-Founder, Natural Life Magazine
Across North America, a growing number of cohousing neighborhoods are leading the move toward sustainable lifestyles. They are, according to research, driving 30 percent less than the rest of us, paying 50 percent less in utility bills and using 40 percent less water.