Wal-Mart’s Next Goal

In a lofty address that at times resembled a campaign speech, the chief executive of Wal-Mart Stores, H. Lee Scott, said that “we live in a time when people are losing confidence in the ability of government to solve problems.” But Wal-Mart, he said, “does not wait for someone else to solve problems.” Mr. Horowitz said Wal-Mart had…

Step It Up’s Novemeber 3rd Campaign

On November 3rd, Step It Up is organizing global warming rallies in a number of cities throughout the United States. The organization's primary goal is to get Congress to agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. The November campaign also aims for a moratorium on the construction of coal burning power plants.

Satellite Wars: Episode IV

The debate continues on the merger of XM (XMSR ) and Sirius (SIRI ) Satellite Radio as the case again comes before the Senate Committee on Commerce for round four since its original proposition in February. Opponents argue that the merger will create a monopoly, leaving a sole provider for satellite service to consumers. This,…

TXU Buyout Influenced by Environmental Groups

Environmental groups have an impact on KKR buyout of TXU Corp – aka Texas Utilities (TXU).   They managed to force the company to reduce the total number of  coal plants being planned in Texas from eleven to three. Article at Business Week Online. Did David Neubert buy TXU? Rain Forest Action Network on "What Happens…

Green Weddings

Green Weddings have caught the attention of The New York Times Style Section, which mentions helpful businesses like Organic Bouquet and Portovert.com.

Ethanol: Picking the Winners

"But all is not quiet on the farm. In the Senate, tensions over corn’s new role…" Nice summary over the battle for alternative fuel policy on Capitol Hill courtesy of The Council on Foreign Relations. Includes the repeal of tax breaks to Big Oil & Gas, aversions to a review of the 2002 Farm Bill,…

Exxon Trying to Change Bad Image

The Wall Street Journal reports that Exxon has cut off funding to  groups that questioned the validity of global warming and connections to fossil fuels.  The article says Exxon states that, "climate-science models that link greenhouse-gas concentrations to global warming are getting more reliable ."

Home Depot Shareholders Rise Up

   Home Depot Inc.(HD ) investors on Wednesday asked a Georgia state court to issue an injunction blocking the retailer from paying former Chief Executive Robert Nardelli a $210-million severance package.  See Full Story at Yahoo Business.            

Exxon Gets Slammed for Acting Like a Tobacco Company

Exxon (XOM) gets slammed in a report by the Union of Concerned Scientists for disinformation campaign knowledge.  See Reuters Article  In Exxon's response they admit,   "While there is more to learn on climate science, what is clear today is that greenhouse gas emissions are one of the factors that contribute to climate change, and that…

Advanced Greenhouse Effect in Australia

Temperatures are higher in Australia than the global average, and although half the country is experiencing a severe drought, the other half has already accumulated a year's worth of rainfall.  Additionally, 15 out of 20 of Australia's hottest years have occurred since 1980. CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) attributes the drought to natural…