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Boston Mayor to Require 'Green' Public Buildings
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Thomas C. Palmer Jr., The Boston Globe
Mayor Thomas M. Menino will require all new city government buildings to be "green" and will begin to push large private projects to be environmentally friendly as well.
Expo on Eco-Building Focuses on Turning Portland, Ore., Green
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
Portland has long enjoyed a reputation for being "green" environmentally conscious. But through Friday, more than 5,000 of the greenest of the green will judge for themselves as they arrive for the nation's leading eco-friendly building conference and expo, opening today at the Oregon Convention Center.
Price of Oil Cuts Both Ways for Firewood Producers
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Paul Marks, The Hartford Courant, Conn.
Karl Riendeau tilts the dump truck's bed and pulls forward a few feet. With a rumble, 2 1/2 cords of firewood spill out, forming a waist-high pile on the asphalt bordering a neat, suburban lawn.
Italian Senators Fight to Save the Fiat 500 from Anti-Pollution Rules
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Angela Doland, Associated Press
They're squat and snub-nosed, slow but steadfast. The Fiat 500 -- the tiny Italian car with the big personality -- last rolled off assembly lines nearly 30 years ago, and today it is still fighting retirement.
Habitat for Humanity Opens Discount Building-Supply Store in Anchorage, Alaska
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Richard Richtmyer, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska
Call it the thrift store for do-it-yourselfers.
Ohio Researcher Says Zinc Oxide's Future Bright -- as a Light Source
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Dale Dempsey, Dayton Daily News, Ohio
Researchers at Wright State University and Wright Patterson Air Force Base are investigating the amazing properties of a substance so common it is found in baby powder.
Federal Salvage-Logging Rules Face New Suit by Conservationists in Oregon
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Mark Larabee, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
The U.S. Forest Service is abusing federal fire salvage logging rules to harvest living, old-growth timber where a wildfire swept through the Malheur National Forest in July 2002, according to a federal lawsuit by conservationists.
New Mexico Task Force Locates Three Possible Sites for Solar Energy Plant
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Rosalie Rayburn, Albuquerque Journal, N.M.
The governor's solar energy task force has released a feasibility study showing three sites in southern New Mexico and two near Belen as suitable for a commercial solar power plant.
Oil Supply to Peak Sooner Than Thought, Says BP Scientist
November 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Richard Orange, The Business, London
World oil production is likely to peak in the next decade, much earlier than many international forecasts, a senior BP executive has told The Business.
New Columbia, S.C., University Dormitory Features 'Green' Design
November 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Gina Smith, The State, Columbia, S.C.
West Quad's three cream-colored buildings feature long hallways and little bedroom suites just like any other dorm.