Dr Aidan Turnbull, Head of ENVIRON's WEEE,
RoHS and Eco-Design practice, is pleased to announce that Jackie Downes has joined the practice as a Manager based in the Bath, UK, office. Jackie brings to the firm over eleven years of experience in environmental management consultancy with a focus on waste management, recycling, and producer responsibility. Prior to joining ENVIRON, Jackie spent four years supporting the UK Department of Trade and Industry in the area of producer responsibility, including WEEE, packaging, ELVs, and batteries.
The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC)
at the University of North Dakota will hold the Biomass '06: Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Workshop on July 18–19, 2006. The workshop will explore the opportunities and applications for power production, transportation fuels, and chemical production from biomass.
The U.S. Senate declared May 11, 2006 Endangered Species Day to "encourage the people of the United States to become educated about, and aware of, threats to species, success stories in species recovery, and the opportunity to promote species conservation worldwide."
U.S. Starcom, Inc. (Other OTC:USTA.PK) announced
today that it has signed a definitive distribution contract with Universal Music Group for the distribution of prepaid phone cards packaged with Latin, Brazilian and Indian music CD's from the customer's stable of artists. Universal Music Group is the world's leading distributor of recorded music with an estimated worldwide market share of 26% of the entire music industry.
Nationwide, school and corporate cafeterias are being
pressed to compete with Whole Foods, Wild Oats and Trader Joe's, and buy pricier, "cage-free" eggs. Ohio State University, which buys 1.8 million eggs each year, is prepared to spend about $4,000 a year to join a national animal-welfare group's promotion of the fancier eggs.
The Climate Trust and 3C, with legal counsel provided by Baker & McKenzie, announced today the first sale from the US to Europe of Voluntary Emission Reductions (VERs) of greenhouse gases, also known as greenhouse gas offsets (GHG Offsets). The GHG Offsets purchased by 3C come from US-based truck stop electrification projects that The Climate Trust acquired via a competitive selection process.
France and Cameroon signed the first ever Central African debt for nature swap today. This agreement will invest at least $25 million over the next five years to protect part of the world's second largest tropical forest, home to elephants, gorillas, hundreds of bird species and indigenous groups such as the Ba'Aka pygmies.
Green Star Products, Inc. (OTC:GSPI),
a company engaged in the engineering, construction and operation of biodiesel production facilities, announced that last week had been a very important week for the biodiesel industry. Joseph LaStella, President of GSPI, stated, "It seems that the media, Washington and Wall Street have all finally discovered the enormous advantages of biodiesel in connection with energy independence."
Word continues to spread in Russia of the
story of American producer/composer Rick Silanskas and the incredible details of how he was led to find a specific orphaned child who would become his daughter. The amazing discovery of "Nadia" in a small Russian village has literally become a beacon of hope for every orphaned child throughout the entire Russian Federation.
Congressmen Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) and Tom Udall (D-NM), co-chairmen of the Congressional Peak Oil Caucus and cosponsors of H.Res. 507 announce a Capitol Hill news conference on Thursday, May 4 between 10:00 am and 10:30 am on the Cannon Terrace to discuss Sustainable Energy Forum 2006: "Peak Oil and the Environment." The University of Maryland's Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology Program is hosting this three-day conference about the implications of two impending crises -- the coming peak in worldwide oil production and the continuing disruption of ecosystems due to global climate change.