Business

Safety of Nuclear Power Plants Remains Emotional Issue in Energy Debate
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Henry, The Blade

Nuclear power provides a fifth of America's electricity. It provides close to all of the power in France and Japan. China, now one of the most rapidly developing nations, has announced plans to build nuclear plants in its country at a pace of nearly one every two years for the next two decades.

Home Vehicle Refueling Becomes a Convenient Alternative
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Mateja, Chicago Tribune

With the first natural gas refueling stations now available for home garages, Honda has begun selling a limited number of natural-gas-powered Civic GX cars to retail customers in California.

Upgrades Turn Scottsdale, Ariz., Building Green
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Taylor, The Tribune

A building in the General Dynamics C4 Systems complex in Scottsdale has officially achieved "Green Building" status after efficiency improvements in its water and energy systems.

Views on Ecology Law Mixed
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Camden, The Spokane (WA) Spokesman-Review

The 35-year-old National Environmental Policy Act is either an important protection the public has from out-of-control government or an excuse for out-of-touch bureaucrats to delay and disrupt worthwhile developments.

Toyota Gets Triple the Orders it Expected for Hybrid SUVs
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday orders for its two new models of gasoline-electric hybrid sport utility vehicles were three times its initial monthly projection of 1,000 units.

Sandvik Group Plans Carbide Recycling Plant at Chiplun
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - The Economic Times, India

The Sandvik group is setting up a cemented carbide recycling plant at Chiplun, on the Konkan coast.

Should Beer and Wine Drinkers Pray for Rain in the Pacific Northwest?
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Shannon Dininny, Associated Press

Could beer guzzlers and wine aficionados suffer a drought of their own if the Pacific Northwest doesn't see rain soon?

On Earth Day, Environmentalists Debate Future of Movement
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

As the world marks the 35th anniversary of Earth Day on Friday, environmentalists are debating the future of a movement that seems to be losing the battle for public opinion.

Buying Green
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Diana McCabe, The Orange County (CA) Register

Earth Day -- which celebrates its 35th anniversary today -- isn't just for tree-huggers or folks who religiously recycle and separate their paper, plastic and bottles.

For Earth Day, Go Green With Your Company
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Welber, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon, Florida

First begun in 1970 at a time when activism dominated the political landscape, Earth Day has become just a whisper of the original outpouring of participation. That said, the April 22 event does continue to remind people to be more conscious of our environment at home and at work.

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