Sci/tech

New Hybrid Cars Drive American Motorists Wild
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Patrick Danner, The Miami Herald

Hollywood lawyer John Kelner has owned a BMW, Lexus and even a Maserati, but his current car of choice is a gas-and electric-powered Toyota Prius that cost $27,000.

Montana Voters Reject Colorado-Based Mining Firm's Effort to Drop Cyanide Ban
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post

Writer Golden-based gold mining firm Canyon Resources Corp. said Wednesday it will explore new ways to process gold after Montana voters defeated an amendment that would have allowed cyanide in mine operations.

Pullman, Wash., University May Partner with Weyerhaeuser, Turn Trees into Cash
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Eijiro Kawada, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.

Thursday, November 4th, 2004 12:01 AM (PST) The Weyerhaeuser Co. might log Washington State University's 63-year-old experimental forest in Bonney Lake, and they would share millions of dollars in proceeds, the timber company and the school announced Wednesday.

Xcel Energy to Begin Reviewing Wind-Power Project Solicitations
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post

Xcel Energy said Wednesday it is reviewing bids for 17 new wind-power projects to get a head start on the renewable-energy mandate passed by Colorado voters.

Environmentally Friendly Building Methods Spread in Nebraska
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Deborah Shanahan, Omaha World-Herald, Neb.

Signs of "green," or environmentally friendly, building methods in Nebraska:

Ohio May Benefit from Rising Interest in Wind-Powered Electrical Generation
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Tom Matthews, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio

Wind power is about to get energized, and experts say Ohio could benefit.

EPA Says DOE's Radioactive Waste Shipments to New Mexico Facility Broke Rules
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - John Fleck, Albuquerque Journal, N.M.

The Department of Energy shipped at least 602 drums of plutonium waste to New Mexico in violation of Environmental Protection Agency rules, according to documents obtained by the Journal.

High Tech Buildings Use Sunlight, Sea Water to Save Energy
November 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Ellen Simon, Associated Press

At Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, the lights are controlled by sensors that measure sunlight. They dim immediately when it's sunny and brighten when a passing cloud blocks the Sun.

Toyota's Hybrid Car Sales Total 280,000
November 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Toyota Motor Corp.'s cumulative sales of its hybrid vehicles amounted to 282,315 units at the end of September, Executive Vice President Ryuji Araki said Monday.

Hybrid Vehicle Demand Up Sharply in Georgia and Nationwide
October 31, 2004 12:00 AM - Linda S. Morris, The Macon Telegraph, Ga.

With gas prices hovering around $2 a gallon and government regulators trying to control emissions, hybrid vehicles may be the way to travel.

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