Knowing when to put up pheromone traps for peach twig borer, or what pests are best managed during their dormant stage is just some of the information available to growers in the newly released University of California Seasonal Guide to Environmentally Responsible Pest Management Practices in Peaches and Nectarines.
Recognizing the growing momentum of the green building trend and its potential to transform the building industry, the Environmental News Network (ENN.com), today announced its official, exclusive sponsorship of the West Coast Green Conference and Expo, to take place September 28th - 30th in San Francisco.
The economic calendar is very quiet this week. On Wednesday we get existing home sales for July. Thursday brings weekly jobless claims, July durable goods orders, and new home sales for July. The highlight of the week may be Fed Chairman Bernanke's speech at the Fed's annual symposium in Jackson Hole on Friday (although given the topic, "Global Economic Integration: What's New and What's Not?," there may not be any comments related to near-term monetary policy).
In its latest anti-environmental move to please the off-road lobby, the Bush administration announced on August 18 that it will not consider following the U.S. Endangered Species Act to protect 16 unique endangered animals on the Algodones Sand Dunes in the Sonoran Desert of southeastern California.
Americans who care about clean air, global warming and children's health are outraged that McDonald's is giving away toy Hummers with Happy Meals. Now they can tell the world - and McDonald's - how they feel.
Thomas R. Vetrano, COO of ENVIRON Holdings, Inc.,
is pleased to announce that ENVIRON has recently achieved prominent industry recognition from two very different sources. Engineering News Record (ENR) placed the firm 45th on its Top 200 Environmental Firms for 2006, up from 46 in 2005. Management consulting firm Zweig White has ranked ENVIRON 20th on its 7th annual list of the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in North America. This is the second consecutive year that ENVIRON has appeared on the Zweig Hot List.
SNDA, Strategy Update, AMD, AMAT, MS, MEDI, COO, N, TCK, PD, RIO, Supply Chain Upgrades: ICBC (Peer to Outperform; Hong Kong listed), SNDA (Under to Peer Perform) Downgrades: Celesc – F.R. Michels downgrading to Peer Perform from Outperform
Initiations: None Management Meeting/Conversation Updates: MEDI, MS
Raising Ests: ICBC, UBS Lowering ests: AMAT, BJ, CA, CPII, DE, HAR, SCM, WMT Lowering Price Target: DE ($93 to $83), CPII ($21 to $17), HAR ($117 to $115), UBS
The Center for Biological Diversity announced this week that it is launching a long-term campaign to protect the Verde River in Arizona. In response to multiple perils facing the river, including the proposed Big Chino Water Ranch Pipeline project by the city of Prescott and town of Prescott Valley, a citizen action and collaboration campaign is underway to preserve the health of this invaluable resource.