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High Gas Prices Hurt Some, but SUVs Remain Popular Among Car Buyers
December 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Mark Glover, The Sacramento Bee, Calif.
It has not been the best of times for sport-utility vehicles.
Japan Firms, Banks Create Greenhouse-Gas Reduction Fund for Kyoto Protocol
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo
Two governmental banks and 31 private companies founded a $141.5 million fund Wednesday to help achieve Japan's mandatory target for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol.
Bush Plan Casts Off Protection for Large Areas of Northwest Salmon Habitat
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Joe Rojas-Burke, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
The Bush administration on Tuesday proposed a steep reduction in the miles of rivers and streams to come under federal protection for Pacific salmon, and offered exemptions for property owners and broad areas of the Northwest and California.
Dow Chemical, GM to Take Fuel Cell Project to Next Stage
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Nelson Antosh, Houston Chronicle
A hydrogen fuel cell being tested since February at Dow Chemical Co.'s complex in Freeport has successfully generated electricity using hydrogen that is less than 100 percent pure, which is prompting an expanded test.
W.R. Grace Expects Indictment over Montana Asbestos Contamination
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Paul Adams, The Baltimore Sun
W.R. Grace & Co., the Columbia, Md.-based chemical maker pushed into bankruptcy by asbestos lawsuits, said yesterday that it expects to be indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with asbestos contamination in Libby, Mont., where it once mined vermiculite that contained the hazardous fibers.
DuPont Settlement will Fund Study on Chemical's Impact on Human Health
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette, W.Va.
Most of a $70 million cash payment from a DuPont Co. legal settlement will fund the largest-ever study of how the company's C8 chemical affects human health, according to new court filings.
Arctic Council Report Warns of Dire Consequences of Global Warming
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Kilian and Naftali Bendavid, Chicago Tribune
The Arctic Council, a group of eight countries with Arctic territory, including the United States, is expected to issue recommendations on global warming Wednesday that will put the spotlight on a critical area where the United States is at odds with many of its allies.
Mitsubishi Companies Raided for Allegedly Concealing Toxic Contamination at Housing Site
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press, TOKYO
Police raided the head offices of three Mitsubishi group companies on Monday on suspicion that they concealed toxic contamination at the site of a housing complex in western Japan to sell new condos.
Congress OKs Funding for University of North Dakota Fuel-Cell Research Center
November 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Elisa L. Rineheart, Grand Forks Herald, N.D.
UND is one step closer to housing a $3 million hydrogen fuel cell research center.
Bush Vows to Maintain Tariff Against Brazilian Orange Juice Products
November 20, 2004 12:00 AM - The Ledger, Lakeland, Fla.
During his Sept. 29 visit to a Lake Wales grove, President Bush gave Florida citrus officials a stronger pledge to preserve the federal tariff on Brazilian orange juice imports than the officials publicly acknowledged.