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From: "Sophie Hooper" <sophie@onetel.net.uk>
To: <environmentaljournalists@egroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 12:18 AM
Subject: [environmentaljournalists] weekly newsletter that might be of
interest


> Dear All
> In case this might be of interest to any of you on the environmental
> journalists listserv... I write a (free) weekly email newsletter on
> business and sustainability stories from around the world, although it
does
> have a bit of a UK / European slant.  I have included this week's version
> below.  Just email me if you would like to be added to the distribution
> list.
> Regards
> Sophie
>
> =====================================
> Weekly Business and Sustainability News
> Wednesday 8th November 2000
> By Sophie Hooper
> sophie@onetel.net.uk
> =====================================
>
> Ford Motor Co. is spending $2 billion to transform its 83-year old Rouge
> manufacturing complex, a sprawling, concrete-covered icon of the
industrial
> age, into a new symbol of environmental responsibility.  The architect is
> William McDonough. Reuters
> http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=8781
> http://www.msnbc.com/news/483512.asp
> http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=8772
>
>
> Environmental issues and associated technology breakthroughs have created
> an alternative energy investment sector already worth over $20 billion,
> according to expert. Reuters
> http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=8771
>
>
> More wild weather to come. As pouring rains brought the most widespread
> flooding Britain has seen in 50 years, the Prime Minister suggested that
> global warming is contributing to the disastrous weather. Meanwhile, a new
> report predicts more flooding in northern European and Britain, but more
> heat and drought in southern Europe. Grist Mag
> http://www.foxnews.com/world/110300/britainstorms.sml
> http://www.telegraph.co.uk:80/et?ac_1804310706412&rtmo?6hdJqJ&atmo=ggggg
> ggK&pg=/et/00/11/1/nwet01.html
>
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/UK/This_Britain/2000-11/flood021100.shtml
> http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=8768
> http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=8739
>
>
> Mad cow disease and the storms currently battering the United Kingdom are
> the result of humans' "arrogant disregard" for the delicate balance of
> nature, said Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales. ENS
> http://ens.lycos.com/ens/nov2000/2000L-11-07-10.html
>
>
> The European employers' federation said yesterday governments should not
> ratify an international agreement to tackle climate change before the
rules
> on how it will work are clarified. Reuters
> http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=8826
>
>
> Calvert Group, a U.S. mutual fund company known for socially and
> environmentally responsible investing is launching the first-ever socially
> screened fund investing in technology companies. Grist Mag
> http://www.accessatlanta.com/partners/ajc/epaper/editions/today/business
> _a3701a74f20231e600cc.html
> http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=8821
>
>
> DaimlerChrysler to begin a series of test drives for a new fuel cell
> vehicle later this month. Reuters
> http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=8772
>
>
> A container ship carrying fuel, oil and chemical based products has run
> aground on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The damage has been contained.
> ENS
> http://ens.lycos.com
> Meanwhile a tanker carrying 6000 tonnes of toxic cargo has sunk in English
> Channel. ENS / Grist Mag
> http://ens-news.com
> http://www.telegraph.co.uk:80/et?ac=000140326706927&rtmo=r9FFr3kX&atmo=r
> 9FFr3kX&pg=/et/00/11/1/nwet101.html
>
>
> The debate continues on Alaska oil drilling.
> http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=8777
>
>
> Overseeing one of Europe's fastest growing economies, the Irish government
> has released a climate change strategy that it hopes will curb the
> country's insatiable appetite for high emission fossil fuels.  ENS
> http://ens.lycos.com
>
>
> UK organic craze brings in the bucks to UK supermarkets.  Britain's
> supermarkets are licking their lips at the prospect of taking the craze
for
> organics even further.  Reuters
> http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=8823
>
>
> Heavy pollution is contributing to soaring rates of impotence among men in
> China. In an unrelated development, the Chinese government has unveiled an
> environmental plan with the aim of reducing pollution levels in the
country
> by 10 percent by 2005. Reuters / Grist Mag
> http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=8719
> http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndydb/2000/10/d2-4heal.a28.html
> http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cover/storydb/2000/10/30/cn-pollu.a30.html
>
>
> Farmers in Ecuador have pledged to grow cocoa without cutting down
> forestlands
> and earn the right to be labeled rainforest-friendly by the Rainforest
> Alliance.  Thecocoa -- the first to be so certified -- will become
> available to U.S. manufacturers in a few weeks. Grist Mag
> http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20001030/2791502s.htm
>
>
> Web sites:
>
> Environmental news from around the world. News headlines from over 1,500
> sources.
> http://w.moreover.com/environment/
>
> Get corporations to feed the hungry and safeguard the rainforest.  For
> those of you who don't already know about this UN site, visit:
> http://www.thehungersite.com
>
>
> ==============================================
> Feel free to pass this newsletter on to other people.
> To subscribe or unsubscribe, email your request to me at:
> sophie@onetel.net.uk
> ==============================================
> Quite a few of you have asked who is behind this newsletter.  So... I am a
> UK based freelance writer and communications consultant, interested
> particularly in business and sustainability issues.  I have a tendency to
> read too much and thought this might save other people the effort of doing
> the same. :-)
>
>
>
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