U.S. Mine Tries to Dig Out from Under Local Discontent in Peruvian Andes
October 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Rick Vecchio, Associated Press
Gerardo de la Cruz, a 42-year-old farmer, is one of thousands who spent two weeks blockading a U.S.-run gold mine in the Andes, the latest example of the uneasy relationship between Peru's rural poor and the mining industry.
Mountain View, Calif., Firm Closes in on Hydrogen-Car Technology
October 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Matt Nauman, San Jose Mercury News, Calif.
A Silicon Valley company will announce a new fuel-cell technology today that it says could lead to cheaper hydrogen-powered cars sooner than expected.
Pricey Oil Could Be Boon for European Car that Runs on Compressed Air
October 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Laurence Frost, Associated Press
Record-high oil prices might seem like bad news for the auto industry. But one European manufacturer plans to make a type of car unaffected by $50-a-barrel crude: cars that run on compressed air.
Companies Tout Water-saving Gadgetry for Builders at Las Vegas Trade Show
October 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Hubble Smith, Las Vegas Review-Journal
Kathy Hilty of Pardee Homes was skeptical about finding anything new in water-saving technology at a trade expo sponsored by the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
Analyst Lowers Outlook for Hydrogen Cars
October 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Kurt Blumenau, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa.
Hydrogen-powered fuel cell cars may face a longer, rockier road to acceptance than originally thought, a research firm studying the vehicles said this week.
Toyota to Double U.S. Supply of Priuses to 100,000 in 2005
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo
Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it will double the supply of its Prius hybrid cars to the U.S. market to 100,000 vehicles a year in 2005.
West Virginia Wood-products Company Accused of Endangered Species Violations
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Rick Steelhammer, The Charleston Gazette, W.Va.
A coalition of six conservation groups has filed a "notice of violations" letter charging Allegheny Wood Products with violating the terms of the Endangered Species Act by logging and road-building in threatened bat and snail habitat in its new Cheat Canyon holdings.
EPA Report Says Pollution Case Against Utilities Jeopardized by Clean Air Changes
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - H. JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer
The Bush administration's push to ease a clean air rule hampered the settlement of pollution lawsuits against utilities, according to federal agency watchdog's report Thursday.
Intel Tops U.S. Government List of Best Commuter Benefits
September 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters
Intel, Fannie Mae, and Cisco Systems top the U.S. government's list of Fortune 500 companies that have the best commuting benefits for their employees.
Largest Supplier of Construction Materials to Pay Record $373,000 Fine
September 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Mike Taugher, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif.
The world's largest supplier of construction materials paid a record fine this week to settle claims it illegally mined sand out of San Francisco Bay.