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Utility Industry Official Disputes Galveston Bay Mercury Emissions Warnings
October 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Kevin Moran, Houston Chronicle
Bush administration policies will allow coal-burning power plants to spew six times more mercury into the air in the next decade than the federal Clean Air Act now permits, two Texas environmental groups said Tuesday.
Ouray, Colo., Water Bottler Offers Environmentally Friendly Product
October 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Jason Blevins, The Denver Post
In a world battling over dwindling supplies of petroleum and water, David Zutler reckons he has found the perfect product.
Florida-Based Firm to Treat Radioactive Waste at Washington State Nuclear Site
October 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Annette Cary Her, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash.
Perma-Fix Environmental Services has been awarded a contract valued at up to $23 million to treat Hanford low-level radioactive waste mixed with organic solvents.
Cargill, IMC Global Get Their Fertilizers Together with Mosaic Co.'s IPO
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Baird Helgeson, Tampa Tribune, Fla.
A merger that was made final over the weekend created the second-largest fertilizer company in the world. Cargill Crop Nutrition and IMC Global merged their operations to form the publicly traded company, Mosaic Co. Shares began trading Monday on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MOS. The stock closed at $15.
Engineers Increasingly Hope Demolished Buildings No Longer End Up on the Scrap Pile
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - JENNIFER C. YATES, Associated Press Writer, PITTSBURGH
Twenty-five hundred tons of concrete, 350 tons of steel and nine tons of aluminum window frames will be left after a seven-story downtown building is taken down.
Gov. Schwarzenegger Introduces an Environmentally Friendly Hummer
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has introduced an environmentally friendly Hummer but not the converted hydrogen-powered car he promised voters he would build when he campaigned for office.
Crude Oil Prices Threaten U.S. Economic Growth
October 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Bill Sulon, The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.
Consumer prices, stable in south-central Pennsylvania and nationwide over the past several years, could increase in response to the recent surge in crude-oil prices, economic experts say.
Weyerhaeuser Sets Record Profit for Quarter
October 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Drew Desilver, The Seattle Times
Maybe money really does grow on trees. At least, it's seemed that way for Weyerhaeuser this year.
Weyerhaeuser Reports Sevenfold Increase in Third-Quarter Haul vs. Last Year
October 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Marcelene Edwards, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.
Weyerhaeuser Co. made seven times more money last quarter than it did a year ago.
Southern California Called Vulnerable to Rolling Blackouts
October 23, 2004 12:00 AM - John Woolfolk, San Jose Mercury News, Calif.
Limited high-voltage line capacity and the mothballing of old power plants could leave Southern California on the brink of rolling blackouts in the next couple of years, according to a state report released Friday.