Business

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.

Pawtucket, R.I., Mercury Spill Could Lead to Steep Fines
November 20, 2004 12:00 AM - John Castellucci, The Providence Journal, R.I.

Two months ago, vandals broke into a storage shed belonging to New England Gas Co., smashed one jar containing mercury and took another to their apartment complex, causing a spill that contaminated the complex and setting off a cleanup that's still under way.

Company to Debut 'Fair Trade' Guatemalan Goods in New Haven, Conn.
November 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Maria Garriga, New Haven Register, Conn.

Mercado Global will launch a catalog of "fair trade" Guatemalan goods tonight at Hot Tomato's restaurant downtown.

Fuel Cell Developers United Technologies, Toshiba to Split up on Efforts
November 18, 2004 12:00 AM - John M. Moran, The Hartford Courant, Conn.

United Technologies Corp. and Japanese technology giant Toshiba have agreed to go their separate ways when it comes to developing fuel cell products.

Scientists Tie High Ozone Levels to Early Death
November 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Eric Berger, Houston Chronicle

After reviewing more than a decade of air quality reports and medical records, a team of scientists says it has linked ozone to premature death.

Hydrogen Pump Station Using Air Products Equipment Opens in Washington, D.C.
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Kurt Blumenau, The Morning Call

A showcase hydrogen fueling station using technology from the Lehigh Valley opened Wednesday in Washington, D.C., in a bid to convince Capitol decision-makers that hydrogen is America's most promising future fuel.

Toyota Hybrid Prius Wins European Car of Year Award
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday its Prius, the world's first mass-produced hybrid vehicle, has been awarded 2005 European Car of the Year.

New Technology to Transform Harvest Waste into Ethanol, Plastic
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - George C. Ford, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

A biotechnology breakthrough has the potential to transform the harvested corn and wheat fields of the Great Plains into the equivalent of the oil fields of the Middle East.

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