Business

Building a Business on Junk
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Victoria Hirschberg, Victoria Advocate

From the ornate decorations and columns that accent the Escamilla living room, it's hard to believe their home-based business is about debris, dirt and lots of junk.

Nokia Drops Plans to Develop Fuel Cells
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Nokia Corp. has dropped plans to develop mobile phones with fuel cells for at least the next few years, a spokesman for the Finnish company said Thursday.

USDA Awards $15 Million for Farmers' Market Program
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - The New Farm

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced the fiscal year 2005 Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) grant awards to 47 state agencies and tribal organizations to provide low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for fresh produce at farmers' markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs.

AAA Questions EPA Gas-Mileage Reporting
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The American Automobile Association, the US's largest automobile-information and advocacy organization, questioned the EPA's methods for determining the fuel mileage ratings given to the nation's car fleet.

Not Many Knocks Against Environment-Friendly Hardwood
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - David Bradley, Associated Press

For years, foresters have sought a fast growing, environmentally responsible hardwood with the dual tangibles of good looks for the home and sustainable growth.

Calif. AG Sues Over Giant Sequoia Plan
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

California's attorney general sued the Bush administration Thursday over its management plan for the Giant Sequoia National Monument, home to two-thirds of the world's largest trees.

Brazil Approves Law to Legalize Genetically Modified Crops
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Clendenning, Associated Press

Brazilian agribusiness won a key victory after lawmakers cleared the way for rules to permit genetically modified crops and allow Monsanto Co. to sell its popular modified soy seed in Latin America's largest nation, the country's agriculture minister said Thursday.

Cooking Linked to Possible Climate Changes
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The major source of potentially climate-changing soot in the air over south Asia is home cooking fires, according to a team of Indian and American researchers.

Clean-up To Begin at Canada Mine Near Olympic Site
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Allan Dowd, Reuters

British Columbia launched a $22 million project Thursday to clean the water flowing from a former mine that is one of North America's worst sources of heavy metal pollution.

Forests Could Be Key to Curbing Global Warming
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Effective control of forest fires may prove crucial in the fight against global warming since blazes from Alaska to Indonesia spew out vast amounts of heat-trapping gases, Canadian foresters said on Thursday.

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