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U.S. negotiators edit climate out of G8 climate draft
14 May 2007 at 12:05pm
Here’s a comforting thought for a Monday: your future is being played like a poker hand. Next month, the leaders of the G8 nations will meet in Germany along with the heads of China, India, South Africa, Mexico, and Brazil. With hopes of agreeing on climate-change action, Germany has circulated …

Umbra on graduation gifts
14 May 2007 at 12:05pm
In recent weeks, advice maven Umbra Fisk has advised high-school students about gifts they might give to their schools. But today, she turns her attention to the students themselves. What kind of eco-gifts can one give to graduates who are on the move? Umbra puts on her thinking cap to …

Leading British candidate announces plan to create eco-towns
14 May 2007 at 12:05pm
Gordon Brown, the man widely expected to take Tony Blair’s place as prime minister of Britain this summer, has made headlines with a splashy green announcement. Brown, currently the U.K. finance minister, said he intends to create five eco-towns that would meet a demand for affordable housing. The carbon-neutral communities, …

Eric Henry, sustainable T-shirt maker, InterActivates
14 May 2007 at 12:05pm
If there’s one product that appeals to the masses, it’s T-shirts — which, too often, are made in sweatshops from pesticide-sprayed cotton. Enter sustainable T-shirt maker Eric Henry, president of green-biz paragon T.S. Designs, which seeks to achieve its triple bottom line through sustainable sourcing and manufacturing of functional, fashionable …

Organic milk to flood U.S. market, Stonyfield yogurt hits Europe
14 May 2007 at 12:05pm
Batten down the hatches: organic milk is about to flood the U.S. A combination of consumer demand and changing practices — a ruling last year required organic dairy farmers to switch to feeding moo-cows 100 percent organic grain instead of 80 percent organic grain — means a “wall of milk” …

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