Business

Jargon on Government's Hazardous Waste Form Confuses Emergency Responders
March 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Leon D'Souza, Associated Press Writer

When a brew of acids leaked from the corroded sides of a railroad tank car last weekend, forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people, first-responders say they faced the emergency armed with a baffling invoice of chemical codes that left the tank's contents a mystery.

US Broker Creates World's First Private Emission Credit Fund
March 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

US emissions broker Natsource LLC has established the world's first private fund for public and private sectors to achieve the greenhouse gas emission targets set by the Kyoto Protocol by pooling money to buy emission reduction credits, company officials said Friday.

Price of Vehicle Refrigerant is Overheated
March 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Maynard, The San Diego Union-Tribune

If the rising price of gasoline has people steamed, just wait until they see what it costs to have their vehicle's air conditioner recharged.

EarthNews Radio: The Weston A. Price Foudation
March 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

How much do you know about the milk products available to you at the local market?

Understanding, Sales of Energy Star-Labeled Products on the Rise
March 14, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com

Nationwide recognition and understanding of the Energy Star label has once again taken a significant jump, according to a survey conducted by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE).

Fishermen, Lawmakers Prepare for Possible Introduction of Modified Salmon
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Volz, Associated Press

A Massachusetts company expects to get the federal government's OK to sell genetically enhanced salmon within a year, a prospect that scares some Alaskan fishermen.

Contractor for Hanford Waste Cleanup Fined for Worker Contaminations
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The company overseeing cleanup of highly radioactive waste on the Hanford nuclear reservation has been fined more than $300,000 for violating worker safety standards, the Department of Energy said Thursday.

New Diesels Hit Streets
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Christine des Garennes, The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana, Ill.

Remember diesel cars in the '70s and '80s? Those loud, smoky, smelly things that were hard to start on cold mornings? Meet the new diesel.

Western Wind Energy Signs Deal with Southern California Edison
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

British Columbia, Canada-based Western Wind Energy announced the execution of a formal power purchase agreement with the Southern California Edison Company.

EarthNews Radio: Sustainable Conservation
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

One group wants to work with companies and industries to be positive stewards of the environment, rather than sue them or create conflict with them.

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