Business

New England environmentalists, lobstermen gear up to save whales, livelihood
September 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Beth Daley, The Boston Globe

The endangered North Atlantic right whale has virtually no natural enemies, but for 100 years it has found a foe in fishing lines. Nearly three-quarters of these leviathans have scars from getting tangled in fishing gear, and some have died from their wounds.

West Virginia conservation groups seek new status for national forest tracts
September 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Rick Steelhammer, The Charleston Gazette, W.Va.

Matt Keller leaned over a relatively dry section of brackish, mossy wetland known as a sphagnum bog and collected a handful of ripe cranberries from the lacy runners that connected the fruit to its tiny, delicate leaves and roots.

British firms realize benefits of going green
September 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Jenny Little, Financial Mail on Sunday, London

The message is getting through to small firms that going green is good for business. And by being environmentally aware, they might be doing more for their local communities than they realize.

Stamford, Conn.-based Poseidon Resources develops alternative water sources
September 18, 2004 12:00 AM - The Stamford Advocate, Conn.

Most cruise ships today have desalination equipment and more than 90 percent of the water in Arabian Peninsula countries comes from seawater desalting plants.

TransCanada, Petro-Canada To Jointly Build Liquefied Gas Plant In Quebec
September 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

CALGARY — Two of Canada's biggest energy companies, TransCanada Corp. and Petro-Canada Inc., plan to build a liquefied natural gas plant in northeastern Quebec to meet North Americans' growing demand for the fuel.

Lumber Mill Helps Employees With Housing-Finance Program
September 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Gretchen Fehrenbacher, The Columbian, Vancouver, Washington

VANCOUVER, Washington — Bob and Sharon Lewis had long wondered how they could help employees at their Columbia Vista lumber mill become homeowners. Then, a guest speaker from national mortgage financier Fannie Mae explained how an employer-assisted housing finance program could work.

Council Eyes Plans To Add More Downtown Housing
September 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Paul Sisson, North County Times, Escondido, California

ESCONDIDO, California — City Council members took both tangible and conceptual action Wednesday to create more housing downtown.

Building's Completion Puts Pressure On CD-Case Maker Infiniti
September 2, 2004 12:00 AM - By Joe Walker, The Paducah Sun, Kentucky

PADUCAH, Ky. — Saeed Yousefian admits he never thought Paducahans would meet his deadline of erecting a 100,000-square-foot building in time to start making plastic cases for compact discs, DVDs and other optical media to companies such as RCA and Sony.

Gas, Engineering Firm Plans To Invest In Thai Ethanol Plant
September 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Busrin Treerapongpichit, Bangkok Post, Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand — Picnic Gas and Engineering Plc is poised to invest 1.7 billion baht to build an ethanol production plant with a capacity of 500,000 litres per day in a bid to become a full energy-networking company within the next three years.

University Officials Say Polymers Still Show Big Promise
August 20, 2004 12:00 AM - John Russell, Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio

AKRON, Ohio ? It's an old, familiar promise: polymers can turn Akron into a high-tech city, complete with hot-selling products and lucrative jobs. So far, however, it's been slow to happen. But officials at the University of Akron say polymers still have big promise.

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