Business

Deluge Deadly for Southern California's Dairy Cows
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

The record rains in Southern California have done heavy damage to the dairy industry, killing or sickening cows and leaving herds udder-deep in mud and cold water.

New Hampshire Nature Center Wants Snowmobile Ban
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Erik Stetson, Associated Press

Snowmobiling is big business in New Hampshire's rural North Country, so it's no wonder the state has been trying to lure riders this winter with a new trail.

More Japanese Firms Producing Materials Less Harmful to Environment
February 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Masayoshi Minato, Kyodo News International, Tokyo

An increasing number of Japanese corporations have begun producing biodegradable plastics and other materials less harmful to the environment than conventional ones using plants, reflecting rising environmental consciousness.

Scientists Examines Workplace Germs
February 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

You probably clean vigorously at home, at least occasionally. But how often does this happen at work, the valiant efforts of the janitorial staff notwithstanding?

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.

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