Business

Report Touts Wind, Biomass Energy Sources
April 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Russell Ray, Tulsa (OK) World

The development of wind-generated electricity has a lot of potential in Oklahoma and the cost to produce it is less than the cost of power made with natural gas, according to an interim report released Tuesday by the Oklahoma Wind Power Assessment Committee.

Company Proposes Massive Development for Maine's North Woods
April 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Jerry Harkavy, Associated Press

One of the nation's biggest landowners has filed a plan to develop nearly 1,000 camp lots and two resorts in the North Woods of Maine, an area where Henry David Thoreau roamed 150 years ago.

Shipper's Waste Dumping Draws Big Fine
April 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Craig Welch, The Seattle Times

Owners of one of the world's largest cargo-shipping businesses -- a company for which the Port of Tacoma last year built a 171-acre terminal -- agreed yesterday to pay $25 million in fines for secretly dumping oil into the oceans and repeatedly doctoring log books to cover it up.

Rolls-Royce in Venture to Develop Fuel Cell-Based Power System
April 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Siti Rahil, Kyodo News International

Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce plc signed an agreement Wednesday with a Singapore consortium that includes several Singapore government-linked entities to jointly invest US$100 million in a new venture to develop a commercially viable power system based on fuel cell technology.

From Ocean Depths, Air Conditioning for the Tropics
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press

The turquoise blue waters surrounding Hawaii's emerald green isles have long been a source of food and recreation. Now the chilly waters deep below the ocean's surface are being eyed as a source of cool relief from the tropical heat.

GM Rolls Out World's First Fuel-Cell Truck
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Ben Dobbin, Associated Press

General Motors Corp. rolled out the world's first drivable fuel cell truck Friday and handed over the keys to an exacting patron: the Army.

Scientist Sees 'Collision Course' with Agricultural Manure Issue
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Henry, The Toledo (OH) Blade

Great Lakes research was the dominant theme of the Ohio Academy of Science's 114th annual meeting at Bowling Green State University yesterday, generating a familiar A-to-Z discussion of issues ranging from algae to zebra mussels.

'Harry Potter' Publisher Pledges U.K. Print Run on Recycled Paper
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com

J.K. Rowling's publisher Bloomsbury announced that the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince will be printed on 30% Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper.

Oil Platforms May Be Used for Fish Farms
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Thousands of oil and natural gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico could be converted into deep-sea fish farms raising red snapper, mahi mahi, yellow fin tuna and flounder, under a plan backed by the Bush administration.

Windmills Blow Ill for Birds
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Manor, Chicago Tribune

As Illinois pushes for clean energy from the wind, questions remain about the environmental effects of the giant wind turbines now emerging on the state's farmlands.

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