Sci/tech

Scientists Unveil Earthquake Forecast
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Californians wondering if tomorrow's forecast will be sunny can now find out if there's also a chance of afternoon tremors. Scientists launched a Web site Wednesday that calculates the probability of strong ground-shaking at specific locations over a 24-hour period.

Mount Rainier Ranked Third Most Dangerous Volcano
May 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Rebecca Cook, Associated Press

In the shadow of Mount Rainier, people go about their lives -- going to shop, going to school, going to work. One day, though, the routine will be broken by a rumble that sounds like a thousand freight trains.

Blackburn Ventures Invests in EnviroClean
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

EnviroClean Technologies today announced a strategic investment from Blackbird Ventures, a venture capital firm managed by San Diego software entrepreneur and real estate developer Neil Senturia.

Studies Show Sealants Protect against Arsenic in Wooden Playgrounds, Decks
May 13, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Using an oil- or water-based sealant or stain at least once a year can limit the amount of arsenic in pesticide-treated lumber that can escape and come into contact with people's skin, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

India to Set up Tsunami Alert System by Sept. 2007
May 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Kamil Zaheer, Reuters

India, hit hard by Asia's tsunami last year, will have a warning system ready by September 2007 to protect its eastern and western coasts from killer waves, officials said on Monday.

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.

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