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Environmental Leaders Predict States, Business Will Force Global Warming Curbs
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Stevenson Swanson, Chicago Tribune

With the re-election of President Bush, state governments and big business will likely be the biggest forces over the next four years to craft new policies and develop innovative technologies aimed at reducing U.S. emissions of the gases scientists say are causing global warming.

Ford's New, 'Earth-Friendly' Plant Wins Grudging Notice from Environmentalists
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Hammonds, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Can a producer of gas-burning, pollutant-emitting vehicles and people concerned about the environment ever learn to like each other? Probably not, but even ardent environmentalists are giving Ford Motor Co. high marks for its newest plant — even if they don't much care for what it makes.

Danbury, Conn.-Based FuelCell Energy Plans Private Stock Offering
November 11, 2004 12:00 AM - The Hartford Courant, Conn.

FuelCell Energy Inc. of Danbury said Wednesday it plans a private offering of $75 million in preferred convertible stock to help finance development and commercialization of its fuel cell power generators.

Labeling of U.S. Corn is Sought
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Edie Lau, The Sacramento Bee, Calif.

An international review of a controversy over bioengineered genes in Mexican corn recommends that Mexico combat the biotech intrusion by requiring labeling or milling of kernels imported from countries such as the United States.

EPA Pressed to Set Mercury Limits for Cement Factories
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Mike Salinero, Tampa Tribune, Fla.

Four years ago, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set limits on the amount of mercury cement factories may discharge into the air.

Bush Stands by Rejection of Limits on Gases Blamed for Global Warming
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

President Bush is holding fast to his rejection of mandatory curbs on greenhouse gases that are blamed for global warming, despite a fresh report from 300 scientists in the United States and seven other nations that shows Arctic temperatures are rising.

Utah Workshop Advocates Eco-Friendly Businesses
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Rosemary Winters, The Salt Lake Tribune

Many businesses struggle to make even the smallest advances in recycling, energy efficiency, water conservation or other environmental initiatives.

Japan Firms Prepare for Implementation of Kyoto Protocol
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Japanese companies are stepping up preparations, such as trial runs to make employees familiar with carbon dioxide (CO2) emission trading, ahead of the implementation in February of the Kyoto Protocol on curbing global warming, industry and government officials said Friday.

Spokane, Wash., Fuel Cell Maker Receives $25 Million in Financing
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Alison Boggs, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.

Spokane Valley fuel cell maker ReliOn has landed an additional $25 million in financing to launch its second stage of development, the company announced Thursday.

Toyota, Daihatsu Develop Environment-Friendly Painting Technology
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Toyota Motor Corp. and its affiliate Daihatsu Motor Co. said Thursday they have developed a new environment-friendly water painting technology in collaboration with Kansai Paint Co.

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