Huge Demand Forces Toyota to Delay U.S. Sales of new Lexus Hybrid SUV
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo
Toyota Motor Corp. has been forced to delay the launch of the Lexus RX400h, the world's first luxury hybrid sport utility vehicle, in the United States until April next year due to soaring demand.
Recycled Shipping Containers Make a Big Splash in Virginia Construction Scene
November 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Jody Snider, Daily Press, Newport News, Va.
The steel cargo shipping containers routinely unloaded at ports like the Port of Hampton Roads one day could be used in the construction of homes, businesses and even office buildings.
European BlueHeat Gizmo Proves Adept at Saving Gasoline During Maine Winters
November 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Larry Grard, Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine
It's not just the cold. Like most of us in the United States, Canadians and Europeans have always dealt with frigid winters.
Artic Warming Coincides with Increased Efforts to Exploit its Energy Resources
November 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Richard Orange, The Business, London
Global warming, if the doomsayers are to be believed, will have disastrous effects on the world. But one group of nations would stand to benefit.
Man Stokes Alexandria, Va., Incinerator that Turns Garbage into Electricity
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - William Glanz, The Washington Times
Juan Murphy is perched high above a mountain of urban detritus that just keeps growing. His job is to keep carving away so the heaving trash pile doesn't overtake him.
Massachusetts Governor Boosts Wind-Farm Opposition
November 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Stephanie Ebbert, The Boston Globe
Two days after a federal agency released an initial favorable review of a proposal for an offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound, Governor Mitt Romney stepped up his opposition to the plan in a visit with White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card.
Americans, Europeans May Never Agree When it Comes to Fuel-Efficient Cars
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Tom Incantalupo, Newsday, Melville, N.Y.
In America, $2-a-gallon gas is still new, and they're lining up for a car called the Toyota Prius that will get an honest 44 miles per gallon.
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.