Business

Soy Industry Looks for the Next Big Thing
February 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Soy milk, once a staple found only in natural and health food stores, is now sold side-by-side with regular milk in chain supermarkets.

Tourists Evacuated as Chilean Park Fire Burns
February 23, 2005 12:00 AM - By Fiona Ortiz, Reuters

Wildfires raged in Chile's renowned Torres del Paine national park for a sixth day Wednesday, forcing officials to evacuate tourists from some areas and igniting a debate over fire-prevention laws.

Older Diesel Equipment Will Still Pose Health Problems, Group Says
February 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Hawthorne, Chicago Tribune

Though new diesel engines and fuel are required to operate more cleanly over the next 10 years, a new analysis suggests thousands of Americans will continue to suffer the effects of diesel pollution unless older trucks and equipment also are cleaned up.

Premier Medical Waste Services Wastes no Time Expanding Base
February 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Doug LeDuc, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind.

When a disposable needle is used by a health-care worker, it must be discarded into an unbreakable protective "sharps" container to prevent an accidental stick that could spread disease.

Environmentalist CEO's Business Rents Hybrid Cars
February 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Brent Hopkins, Daily News, Los Angeles

Going green proved to be a smart move for Jeff Pink. As chief executive officer of EV Rental Cars, he's trying to turn a small fleet of vehicles into a nationwide armada to protect the environment.

Biotech Business Spurs Debate
February 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Michelle Dunlop, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho

As Christine Davis scans the neighboring property full of jagged volcanic rock and brush, a look of anguish sweeps across her face.

More Mutilated Eagles Found Near Vancouver
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The remains of 14 eagles feared killed for their talons and tail feathers have been found near Vancouver, the second such discovery this month, officials said Monday.

No Schedule Yet on Japan Beef Trade-USDA's Johanns
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Japan still has provided no time frame for reopening its market to American beef, despite speculation that trade could resume this summer, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said on Tuesday.

Sifter to Speed Ordnance Depot Cleanup
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Dave Schleck, Daily Press, Newport News, Va.

Workers have a new machine to help clean up a former munitions site in northern Suffolk.

PGA Aquifer Shield Elaborate
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Anton Caputo, San Antonio Express-News

They've promised to build a better golf course, one that keeps pesticides and fertilizers from seeping through the rolling fairways and manicured greens into the rocky crevices that feed the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone.

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