Old Carpet, Scraps Being Tapped by Manufacturer as New Energy Source
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Greg Bluestein, Associated Press
Here in the "Carpet Capital of the World," the vast manufacturing plants that supply almost half the nation's carpet also pump out reams of wasted scraps that eventually wind up in landfills. Next month, the world's largest carpet maker plans to do something about the problem, opening a one-of-a-kind power plant that will be fueled by the 16,000 tons of overruns, rejects and remnants it turns out every year.
G-8 Takes No Concrete Steps to Stop Global Warming, but Schedules New Round of Talks
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Thomas Wagner, Associated Press
The Group of Eight summit bowed to U.S. pressure on Friday by approving a declaration on climate change that avoided taking any concrete steps to fight global warming, such as setting targets or timetables for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Working to Bring Back the Coaster Brook Trout
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press
Barely noticeable beneath a wooden foot bridge, the wire antenna stretched across the gurgling Mosquito River is on the lookout for one of the Great Lakes' most mysterious fish: the coaster brook trout.
Chile's Environmentalists Wake Up, Go for the Gold
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Fiona Ortiz, Reuters
Thousands of environmentalists marched in 14 Chilean cities on Saturday to celebrate the growing clout of their movement after two victories against major industries. Environmentalist helped shut down the Valdivia wood pulp plant, a unit of the country's biggest industrial conglomerate Copec, which was blamed for polluting a wetlands and killing hundreds of black-necked swans.
South Africa's Cape Baboons Being Maimed
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Clare Nullis, Associated Press
The baboons of South Africa's Cape Peninsula are caught in a war with their human neighbors, who are sick of having their kitchens ransacked by marauding primates with an uncanny knack for breaking into houses.
Edmund Hillary Joins Call to Protect Mount Everest from Climate Change
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Alexandra Zavis, Associated Press
Edmund Hillary, the first climber to conquer Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide, on Monday urged that the world's highest mountain be placed on the United Nations' list of endangered heritage sites because of the risks of climate change.
ENN Special Report: Corporate Social Responsibility
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN
Companies large and small are learning the importance of corporate social responsibility, or CSR. The term covers a range of behaviors and practices such as fair wages, fair trade, nondiscrimination, environmental stewardship, and contributions to the local community. While a number of companies have had these values for years, many are new to the practice -- sometimes dragged there by testy shareholders or increasingly savvy customers, who expect more from a company than simply a good product at a good price.
Dairy Industry Skeptical About Cloned Cows
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press
As the Food and Drug Administration considers whether to lift a voluntary ban on selling food from cloned animals, the agency is getting some resistance from an unusual source: the dairy industry.
Toyota's New President Says Fuel-Cell Tie-Up with GM is Coming Soon -- But Vows to Beat GM
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press
Toyota's president said Monday a tie-up with U.S. rival General Motors on fuel-cell vehicles is in its final stages -- but promised to do his best to beat GM and Ford.
Red Light-Flashing Jellyfish Lures Prey
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
The first deep sea red-light district -- glowing appendages on a newly discovered jellyfish relative -- appear to flash their come-hither message to lure prey. The new find is a previously unreported species in the genus Erenna, which is a member of the group that includes coral and jellyfish.