Bush Stands by Rejection of Limits on Gases Blamed for Global Warming
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
President Bush is holding fast to his rejection of mandatory curbs on greenhouse gases that are blamed for global warming, despite a fresh report from 300 scientists in the United States and seven other nations that shows Arctic temperatures are rising.
Utah Workshop Advocates Eco-Friendly Businesses
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Rosemary Winters, The Salt Lake Tribune
Many businesses struggle to make even the smallest advances in recycling, energy efficiency, water conservation or other environmental initiatives.
Japan Firms Prepare for Implementation of Kyoto Protocol
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo
Japanese companies are stepping up preparations, such as trial runs to make employees familiar with carbon dioxide (CO2) emission trading, ahead of the implementation in February of the Kyoto Protocol on curbing global warming, industry and government officials said Friday.
Spokane, Wash., Fuel Cell Maker Receives $25 Million in Financing
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Alison Boggs, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.
Spokane Valley fuel cell maker ReliOn has landed an additional $25 million in financing to launch its second stage of development, the company announced Thursday.
Toyota, Daihatsu Develop Environment-Friendly Painting Technology
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo
Toyota Motor Corp. and its affiliate Daihatsu Motor Co. said Thursday they have developed a new environment-friendly water painting technology in collaboration with Kansai Paint Co.
Power Plant will Convert Florida Hurricane Debris into Electricity
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Christopher Sherman, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla.
Nearly half the debris created by hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne in Polk County storms that also left thousands in the dark is being used to fuel a power-generating plant that sells electricity to Progress Energy.
San Antonio Fuel-Cell Forum Energizes Experts Seeking to Lessen Oil Dependency
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - L.A. Lorek, San Antonio Express-News
In these times of rising gasoline prices and global warming, energy experts are meeting this week in San Antonio with the aim of harnessing hydrogen power to lessen the world's dependence on oil.
Winslow, Maine Inventor Finds Market for Biodegradable Potato-Based Packaging
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Chuin-Wei Yap, Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine
Elie Helou Jr. grew up in war-torn Lebanon in the 1970s. Bombs and bullets destroyed his home and his father's winery. He and his family would hunker down for months at a time in abandoned school buildings, not daring to venture out for fear of getting killed.
Columbia, Md.-Based Chemical Firm Faces Probe Concerning Asbestos Contamination
October 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Stacey Hirsh, The Baltimore Sun
W.R. Grace & Co., the Columbia-based chemical company, said yesterday that it is being investigated by a federal grand jury in connection with asbestos contamination in a small Montana town where it once operated.
Carolinas Try to Recycle More Oyster Shells for Shellfish Habitats
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Brock Vergakis, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The Carolinas are seeking sites to expand oyster shell recycling programs in Brunswick County, N.C., and Horry County to provide more habitat for a shellfish population that's slowly starting to rebound after decades of decline.