Business

National Showcase Lets Sun Shine on Solar-powered Home in Winters, Calif.
October 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Pamela Martineau, The Sacramento Bee, Calif.

When his electricity meter runs backward, it's zero energy day at David Springer's house.

Russian move on global warming treaty sets stage for enactment
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Alex Rodriguez, Chicago Tribune

The Russian Cabinet approved ratification of the Kyoto Protocol on Thursday, a decisive step that effectively sets the stage for worldwide enactment of the landmark global warming accord after years of diplomatic wrangling.

EPA Rates Intel Tops for Clean Commutes
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Marcelene Edwards, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.

Christy Bermensolo leaves her SUV at home a couple of times a week in favor of a bike ride to her job with Intel Corp. in DuPont.

EPA Chief at Odds with Inspectors Over Ozone Levels
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Christopher Smith, The Salt Lake Tribune

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Mike Leavitt likes to crow that "clean air is a national success story."

Russian Cabinet Approves Kyoto Protocol, Will Send it to Parliament for Ratification
September 30, 2004 12:00 AM - VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press Writer

Russia's Cabinet approved the Kyoto Protocol on global warming Thursday, clearing the way for parliamentary ratificaion of the document, the Interfax news agency reported.

Bush, Kerry energy policies vary by matter of degree
September 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Robert Manor, Chicago Tribune

As oil prices soar, so does the importance of energy as an issue in the presidential campaign.

Highways, Development Imprison Black Bears
September 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Jim Tunstall, Tampa Tribune, Fla.

When Murphy regained his freedom 4 1/2 years ago, he became one of a handful of Florida black bears living in coastal Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.

Dean Foods Sees Soy Milk as Good Source of Income
September 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Karen Robinson-Jacobs, The Dallas Morning News

Anyone who thinks soy won't amount to a hill of beans hasn't looked at Dean Foods Co.'s Silk business.

Tax Breaks Could Provide Windfall for Alternative-energy Industry
September 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Sudeep Reddy, The Dallas Morning News

The wind energy industry is expected to exit its funk now that Congress has passed a tax bill that includes an extension of wind-power incentives through next year.

Pollination fears prompt FDA to launch intensive study of bioengineered grass
September 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Hawthorne, Chicago Tribune

Alarmed by new research showing that pollen from genetically modified grass can spread for miles, federal regulators are questioning the environmental safety of moving biotechnology into golf courses and suburban lawns.

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