Sci/tech

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.

Chevrolet's Hybrid Pickup is New Model at Tampa, Fla., Auto Show
October 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Alan Snel, Tampa Tribune, Fla.

Stroll near this truck at the Tampa Bay International Auto Show and you'll find it hard to keep walking by.

Columbia, Md.-Based Chemical Firm Faces Probe Concerning Asbestos Contamination
October 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Stacey Hirsh, The Baltimore Sun

W.R. Grace & Co., the Columbia-based chemical company, said yesterday that it is being investigated by a federal grand jury in connection with asbestos contamination in a small Montana town where it once operated.

Alaska Gas Pipeline Gaining Momentum, But Investors Still Worry About Risks
October 30, 2004 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press Writer

A 3,500-mile pipeline to deliver natural gas from Alaska's North Slope to the fuel-hungry Midwest is suddenly more than a pipe dream.

BP Again Accused of Safety Violations in Alaska
October 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Wesley Loy, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska

State oil industry regulators have proposed a $117,500 civil fine against BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. for possibly violating rules on monitoring and preventing dangerous pressure buildup in Prudhoe Bay wells.

Royal Dutch-Shell to Become One
October 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Lynn J. Cook, Houston Chronicle

Royal Dutch-Shell Group of Companies — an oil giant with a corporate governance structure as complicated as its name — is trying to simplify.

Roanoke, Va., Feed Mill Receives Award for Innovative Recycling Program
October 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Lois Caliri, The Roanoke Times, Va.

A few employees at the Southern States Roanoke Feed Mill kid their boss about being a recycling fanatic. He takes it in stride, knowing his grandchildren will one day thank him for doing his part to protect the environment.

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