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USDA Seeks 'Guidance Document' Concerning Organic Cows' Pasture Access
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Martin, Chicago Tribune

As more large dairies enter the robust organic milk business, the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to clarify what it means to be an organic dairy cow.

Honda's President Details Initiatives in Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Engines
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Matthews,The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio

Honda President Takeo Fukui laid out a vision for the company's future yesterday that was both clear and compact.

Device Could Cut Air Pollution at Long Beach, Calif., Port
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Eric Johnson, Press-Telegram, Long Beach, Calif.

Harbor Commissioners on Monday lauded the potential of new technology that may reduce air pollution from giant ships docked at the Port of Long Beach by 90 percent or more.

Representatives of Oxnard-based Advanced Control Technology Inc. showed the commission details of the company's concept to capture diesel exhaust from ships by deploying a flexible hood over their smokestacks.

Graniteville, S.C., Mill Officials Fear Equipment Damage from Chlorine Leak
January 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Nesbitt, The Augusta Chronicle, Ga.

Avondale Mills officials are still waiting to do a damage assessment of the seven plants and related offices shut down by the Norfolk Southern train wreck, but have been warned by chemical experts to expect massive damage from the corrosive chlorine leak that killed nine people, a company official said Monday.

GM's Fuel-Cell Cars Still Face Obstacles
January 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Mateja, Chicago Tribune

General Motors Corp. says one problem has been solved, but two remain in making hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered vehicles viable by the automaker's 2010 target.

Silicon Valley Players Seek Breakthroughs in Alternative-Power Technology
January 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Marshall, San Jose Mercury News, Calif.

Until recently, the energy business didn't hold much appeal for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs — too old-world, too regulated, too, well, unenergetic.

Hull, Mass., Aims to Build High-Tech Water Desalination Plant
January 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Jenn Abelson, The Boston Globe

Hull officials are seeking proposals that would enable the town to draw its drinking water from the ocean and possibly build the nation's first wind-powered desalination plant.

3 Orangeburg, S.C.-Area Plants Release Cancer-Causing Pollutants
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, S.C.

Three Times and Democrat Region industrial facilities ranked in the top 100 nationally for releases of cancer-causing pollutants for 2002, according to a report released Wednesday by the Environmental Defense agency.

Fort Worth, Texas, Approves Natural-Gas Drilling Under Parks
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Anna M. Tinsley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ts

Drilling for natural gas could begin this summer under three city-owned parks under an agreement between the city and a Dallas-based oil and gas company.

Portland, Ore.-Based Crown Pacific's Creditors Take Over 522,000 Acres
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Manning, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

Crown Pacific Partners on Dec. 31 transferred 522,000 acres to a new company, Cascade Timberlands LLC, owned by Crown's major creditors.

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