EU Files Complaint Against U.S., Canada
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Constant Brand, Associated Press
The European Union's head office said Monday it had filed a complaint against the United States and Canada for failing to lift sanctions against the EU over its ban on imports of hormone-treated beef.
Oil Supply to Peak Sooner Than Thought, Says BP Scientist
November 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Richard Orange, The Business, London
World oil production is likely to peak in the next decade, much earlier than many international forecasts, a senior BP executive has told The Business.
New Columbia, S.C., University Dormitory Features 'Green' Design
November 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Gina Smith, The State, Columbia, S.C.
West Quad's three cream-colored buildings feature long hallways and little bedroom suites just like any other dorm.
Alternative Fuel Hits the Pump in Idaho
November 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Betsy Z. Russell, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.
Gov. Dirk Kempthorne's new Suburban gets 100 miles for every gallon of gas used — because it runs on a new alternative fuel that's 85 percent ethanol.
Senator's Defeat Hurts Country-of-Origin Labeling for Food
November 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Susan Salisbury, The Palm Beach Post, Fla.
With the defeat this week of Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, country-of-origin labeling for beef, pork and produce has lost one of its most powerful and committed supporters, say observers on both sides of the issue.
Ag-Related Firms Worried Ban on Methyl Bromide will Harm their Businesses
November 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Tim Moran, The Modesto Bee, Calif.
Methyl bromide is a chemical fumigant used to sterilize the soil for field crops like strawberries and to kill pests on export crops like walnuts and almonds.
China's FM to Visit Iran and Discuss Nuclear Issue
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters
Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, deeply involved in efforts to end the North Korean nuclear standoff, will visit Iran later this week and discuss the Islamic republic's own nuclear crisis.
U.K. Queen's Green Credentials Win Eco-plaudits
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Paul Majendie, Reuters
When Queen Elizabeth opened a conference on global warming in Berlin this week, it shone a spotlight on her own efforts to keep Britain green.
Amphibians Are Threatened Worldwide and Other Stories
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Kathleen M. Wong and Suzanne Ubick, California Academy of Sciences
Frogs and their relatives are in deep trouble. According to a new study published in the journal Science, one-third of the world’s amphibians are declining due to disease, climate change, and habitat loss. Of the 5,743 known species, 1,856 are considered globally threatened in the wild. Up to 168 may be extinct.
Britons Make Seal Pup Rescue a Part-time Passion
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Mohammed Abbas, Reuters
A stocky British construction surveyor appears an unlikely savior for three plump bundles of white fur named Rush, Nettle, and Sweetpea.