Top 3 Japan Automakers to Give 580 Million Yen to Tsunami Relief
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo
Toyota Motor Corp. and two other top Japanese automakers on Thursday announced plans worth a total of 580 million yen for relief efforts in Southeast Asia after the Dec. 26 devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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.
Los Angeles Agency's Touted 'Green Power' Program is Running out of Steam
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - James Nash, Daily News, Los Angeles
Despite spending millions to promote its clean-energy effort, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has lost nearly 75 percent of the program's participants -- many of them phantom, nonpaying customers.
Sierra Club Seeks to Stop Las Vegas Freeway Widening on Pollution Grounds
January 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ritter, Associated Press
In a case with broad national implications, the Sierra Club wants to stop the widening of a freeway in fast-growing Las Vegas until the government proves the health of people living nearby won't be harmed by the automobile exhaust.
Electric Vehicle Converts Happy to Avoid Pumps, Accept Cars' Limitations
January 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Popely, Chicago Tribune
When Ted Lowe tallies how much he has shelled out for gasoline this year, he gets a knot in his stomach.
Newmont Mining Fights Shareholder Proposal Questioning Practices in Indonesia
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post
Newmont Mining seeks to quash a shareholder proposal that questions its gold-mining practices in Indonesia.
Farm Uses Waste Cooking Oil to Heat its Greenhouse
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Tess Nacelewicz, Portland Press Herald
Ralph and Lisa Turner of Laughing Stock Farm have a new recipe for salad this winter: Take a vat of used cooking oil from restaurants, strain out food bits ranging from bread crumbs to chicken bones, then use it as fuel to heat a greenhouse.
Timber Sale in Estacada, Ore., Area Has Potential for Peace
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Jim Kadera, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
New ground is being broken in efforts to manage the Mount Hood National Forest in ways that don't end up in federal court.
North Charleston, S.C., Company Recycles Leftovers into Sealer for Roofs
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Kris Wise, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.
Entrepreneurs often pour their hearts -- not to mention their money and time -- into business ventures other people think are, well, crazy.