Scientists Tie High Ozone Levels to Early Death
November 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Eric Berger, Houston Chronicle
After reviewing more than a decade of air quality reports and medical records, a team of scientists says it has linked ozone to premature death.
Hydrogen Pump Station Using Air Products Equipment Opens in Washington, D.C.
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Kurt Blumenau, The Morning Call
A showcase hydrogen fueling station using technology from the Lehigh Valley opened Wednesday in Washington, D.C., in a bid to convince Capitol decision-makers that hydrogen is America's most promising future fuel.
Toyota Hybrid Prius Wins European Car of Year Award
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo
Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday its Prius, the world's first mass-produced hybrid vehicle, has been awarded 2005 European Car of the Year.
New Technology to Transform Harvest Waste into Ethanol, Plastic
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - George C. Ford, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
A biotechnology breakthrough has the potential to transform the harvested corn and wheat fields of the Great Plains into the equivalent of the oil fields of the Middle East.
Norwalk, Conn., Home-Heating Oil Company Turns Up Bioheat with Soybean Oil
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Andrew Ragouzeos, The Hour, Norwalk, Conn.
Abandon toxic oil and turn up the heat with beans. Yes, beans. Soybeans. Local home-heating oil company Devine Bros. is venturing into a new energy source: a revolutionary alternative home heating oil that has greater lubricity and performance standards. The new fuel is compatible with current heating systems and is environmentally friendly comprised, in part, by soybeans.
Environmental Leaders Predict States, Business Will Force Global Warming Curbs
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Stevenson Swanson, Chicago Tribune
With the re-election of President Bush, state governments and big business will likely be the biggest forces over the next four years to craft new policies and develop innovative technologies aimed at reducing U.S. emissions of the gases scientists say are causing global warming.
Ford's New, 'Earth-Friendly' Plant Wins Grudging Notice from Environmentalists
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Hammonds, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Can a producer of gas-burning, pollutant-emitting vehicles and people concerned about the environment ever learn to like each other? Probably not, but even ardent environmentalists are giving Ford Motor Co. high marks for its newest plant even if they don't much care for what it makes.
Danbury, Conn.-Based FuelCell Energy Plans Private Stock Offering
November 11, 2004 12:00 AM - The Hartford Courant, Conn.
FuelCell Energy Inc. of Danbury said Wednesday it plans a private offering of $75 million in preferred convertible stock to help finance development and commercialization of its fuel cell power generators.
Labeling of U.S. Corn is Sought
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Edie Lau, The Sacramento Bee, Calif.
An international review of a controversy over bioengineered genes in Mexican corn recommends that Mexico combat the biotech intrusion by requiring labeling or milling of kernels imported from countries such as the United States.
EPA Pressed to Set Mercury Limits for Cement Factories
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Mike Salinero, Tampa Tribune, Fla.
Four years ago, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set limits on the amount of mercury cement factories may discharge into the air.