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Winslow, Maine Inventor Finds Market for Biodegradable Potato-Based Packaging
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Chuin-Wei Yap, Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine
Elie Helou Jr. grew up in war-torn Lebanon in the 1970s. Bombs and bullets destroyed his home and his father's winery. He and his family would hunker down for months at a time in abandoned school buildings, not daring to venture out for fear of getting killed.
Columbia, Md.-Based Chemical Firm Faces Probe Concerning Asbestos Contamination
October 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Stacey Hirsh, The Baltimore Sun
W.R. Grace & Co., the Columbia-based chemical company, said yesterday that it is being investigated by a federal grand jury in connection with asbestos contamination in a small Montana town where it once operated.
Carolinas Try to Recycle More Oyster Shells for Shellfish Habitats
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Brock Vergakis, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The Carolinas are seeking sites to expand oyster shell recycling programs in Brunswick County, N.C., and Horry County to provide more habitat for a shellfish population that's slowly starting to rebound after decades of decline.
Westinghouse's Environmental Manager Urges Removal of Tainted Missouri Soil
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Tim Rowden, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Officials with Westinghouse Electric Co. are recommending the removal of about 1,100 cubic yards of soil contaminated with uranium from the grounds of the company's shuttered nuclear fuel plant in Hematite.
HP Asks Palo Alto, Calif., to Delay Request on Axing Tree at Historic Site
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - S.L. Wykes, San Jose Mercury News, Calif.
The five-story-tall coastal live oak that's confounding Hewlett-Packard's restoration plans for Silicon Valley's most famous garage may not get the ax after all. At least, not yet.
Utility Industry Official Disputes Galveston Bay Mercury Emissions Warnings
October 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Kevin Moran, Houston Chronicle
Bush administration policies will allow coal-burning power plants to spew six times more mercury into the air in the next decade than the federal Clean Air Act now permits, two Texas environmental groups said Tuesday.
Ouray, Colo., Water Bottler Offers Environmentally Friendly Product
October 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Jason Blevins, The Denver Post
In a world battling over dwindling supplies of petroleum and water, David Zutler reckons he has found the perfect product.
Engineers Increasingly Hope Demolished Buildings No Longer End Up on the Scrap Pile
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - JENNIFER C. YATES, Associated Press Writer, PITTSBURGH
Twenty-five hundred tons of concrete, 350 tons of steel and nine tons of aluminum window frames will be left after a seven-story downtown building is taken down.
Federal Tax Bill Includes Benefits for Ethanol, Ohio Lawmaker Says
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Jim Sabin, The Lima News, Ohio
A tax bill that has gained congressional and presidential approval contains subsidies for smaller ethanol plants like that being proposed in Lima, U.S. Rep. Michael Oxley said.
For Presidential Candidates, Energy not a Hot Topic
October 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Dan Piller, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas
Even as the price of crude oil soars past $50 a barrel and the cost of gas at the pump passes $2 a gallon, details of the candidates' energy policy initiatives have done little more than bubble in the 2004 presidential campaign.