Business

EU Defuses Row with US over Wood Packaging Insects
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Smith, Reuters

EU agriculture ministers agreed on Monday to delay new wood packaging rules aimed at keeping out tree-eating insects that the United States has complained would disrupt $80 billion worth of its exports, officials said.

Jury Deliberates Case of Alleged Clean Water Act Violation
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Quincy C. Collins, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss.

A federal jury begins deliberations today in the case against a Vancleave developer, his daughter and an engineer accused of violating the Clean Water Act.

Emerald Isle's Visitors Seek Beach Access
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Wade Rawlins, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.

Day visitors will face a long walk to enjoy parts of Emerald Isle's wider beach this spring. Pathways to the shore are plentiful, but parking isn't.

Four New York City Boroughs Report Drop in Car Registrations
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Incantalupo, Newsday

Lost, Brooklyn vicinity: 76,245 cars, trucks and buses.

Minnesota Officials Mum on Cyanide Investigation
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - By Rona Johnson, Grand Forks Herald, N.D.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will neither confirm nor deny that it is investigating whether beekeepers in the state were using sodium cyanide illegally.

Program to Compensate Amchitka Workers is Progressing
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Hunter, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska

Andy Akulaw spent seven months helping to dig a mile-deep pit on Amchitka Island about 35 years ago. Today, he's getting by on one kidney, and it doesn't work as well as it should.

Economic Uncertainty over Lack of Dredging in North Carolina
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Smith, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.

Boaters won't be the only ones affected if North Carolina's shallow inlets can't be used.

Island-Building Covers Coral Reefs, Alters Gulf Environment
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Krane, Associated Press

Stroll on Dubai's shore and dead coral crunches underfoot. The normally crystal-clear Gulf is fogged with silt. Eroding beaches need truckloads of sand to stay in place.

The Week in Review in Business and Industry, February 21-25
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

This week at ENN we featured a number of stories about businesspeople who are doing what they can to improve the environment and contribute to the economy at the same time.

Study Proposes Plastic Bag Ban in Kenya to Manage Growing Waste Problem
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press

Kenya should ban flimsy plastic bags and slap a hefty tax on the use of thicker ones to rid the East African nation of a growing environmental and health menace, according to a report released Wednesday.

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