Office Depot and The Nature Conservancy Employ New Boreal Ecologist
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Office Depot and The Nature Conservancy announced on Wednesday the creation of a new boreal ecologist position as part of Office Depot's continuing support of and participation in the Forest & Biodiversity Conservation Alliance.
New Laws Make Antarctic Polluters Liable
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM -
Simon Johnson, Reuters
The Antarctic's environment will be protected by new rules forcing polluters to clean up or pay up for any contamination after 45 nations reached agreement in Stockholm on Wednesday.
G8 Draft Climate Text Watered Down
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters
A new draft communique on climate change for next month's Group of Eight summit has removed plans to fund research and put into question top scientists' warnings that global warming is already under way.
Senate Approves Ethanol Mandate for Gasoline as Part of Energy Bill
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press
The Senate on Wednesday endorsed a broad expansion of the use of ethanol in gasoline, despite claims by opponents that it would force up gasoline prices outside the Farm Belt and reduce fuel economy.
ENN Forum: Our Readers Speak
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
You can learn much by visiting ENN on a regular basis because we provide the latest news and views from all over the world, and from some of the most prominent environmental organizations on the planet. But there is much to learn from you -- our readers.
The Growing Plastic Wasteberg
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Ovetz, PhD
(By Robert Ovetz, PhD) While I admire Mike Johnstonâ€™s efforts to find a short-term ways to slow the accelerated growth of the plastic wasteberg that threatens our planet ("A Reader Responds to America's Other Trade Deficit," May 19th, 2005), his reply to my commentary â€œAmericaâ€™s Other Trade Deficitâ€ unfortunately resorts to name-calling and false claims that I am â€œshort on hard scienceâ€ in an effort to perpetuate the same myths about plastics that have confused and misinformed an entire generation.
N.H. Firm Carves Niche Selling Pasteurized Chicken Manure as Organic Fertilizer
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - David Brooks, The Telegraph
A good business plan can capitalize on anything -- even pasteurized chicken manure. "Within five years, there's going to be a billion-dollar-plus company in the organic and natural lawn-and-garden market," predicts John Packard, founder and CEO of Portsmouth-based Pure Barnyard.
Dim the Lights and Turn Up the Thermostat
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Kevin G. DeMarrais, The Record
Its all-star lineup of backers admits that Kill-A-Watt is a gimmick, but that doesn't lessen their support for a plan to encourage energy conservation. The initiative, developed by a Paramus, N.J.-based energy services company, calls for New Jersey residents to voluntarily reduce their use of electricity from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday.
Old Tires Help Produce Cement
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Tracy Harmon, The Pueblo Chieftain
Old tires -- lots and lots of old tires -- will help cement-giant Holcim cut its reliance on coal by 10 percent this year. In 2005, the company will roll through 25,000 tons of tires -- 2.5 million tires -- to achieve the goal, managers say. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allows Holcim to burn up to 55,000 tons of tires per year.
Senate Panel Rebuffs House Call for Interim Nuclear Waste Storage
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press
Senators struck a blow for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump Tuesday as a spending panel rebuffed a House effort to establish temporary storage sites as a backup.