Sci/tech

The Solar Store Helps Central Oregon Shine in Renewable Energy Resources
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Barker, The Bulletin

As a visitor eyes a gleaming line of electric bicycles in a converted bungalow near the Bend Parkway, Michael Ridden employs a time-tested sales technique. "Would you like to go for a ride?" he asks, smiling.

GE to Unveil New Environmental Initiative
May 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

General Electric Co. plans to unveil a major initiative aimed at more than doubling its research investment in environmental technology in five years, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site Sunday.

Experts Say New Data Show Global Warming
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

Climate scientists armed with new data from deep in the ocean and far into space have found that Earth is absorbing much more heat than it is giving off, a conclusion they say validates projections of global warming.

Petroleum Industry Funds Challenge to Benzene Study
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Wendy Benjaminson, Associated Press

An oil industry trade group is challenging a U.S. government study about the dangers of benzene exposure by financing a study of its own.

New Environment-Friendly Technology Developed
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International

The painting industry was regarded during the bubble economy as a typical example of a dirty and dangerous industry and treated as a nuisance to the environment. But painting artisans' skills developed in the city of Higashi-Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, are going to bear fruit as new environmentally friendly technologies.

Energy, Farms, Water Seen Aided by Nanotechnology
April 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Futuristic microscopic devices could store energy, raise farm output and purify water to help the world reach 2015 goals of curbing poverty, according to a report on Tuesday.

EU Considers Suspending U.S. Corn Gluten Imports in Biotech Dispute
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Ames, Associated Press

The European Union is considering suspending imports of corn gluten animal feed from the United States worth 347 million euros ($450 million) a year after shipments of an unauthorized genetically modified corn were sent to the EU, a spokesman said Monday.

Japanese Whaling Ships Leave for Controversial Research Hunt off Northern Coast
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Six ships left a port in northern Japan on Monday for a whale hunt in an offshore research program that critics have denounced as a cover for commercial whaling.

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Persist in Chicken
April 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Alex Dominguez, Associated Press

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria continued to be found in chickens bought at area supermarkets a year after two large poultry producers stopped using an antibiotic blamed for creating the resistant strains, Johns Hopkins researchers report.

EPA Cancels Proposed Study that Would Have Exposed Children to Pesticides
April 11, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday canceled a controversial study using children to measure the effect of pesticides after Democrats said they would block Senate confirmation of the agency's new head.

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