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Crude Oil Prices Threaten U.S. Economic Growth
October 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Bill Sulon, The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.

Consumer prices, stable in south-central Pennsylvania and nationwide over the past several years, could increase in response to the recent surge in crude-oil prices, economic experts say.

For Presidential Candidates, Energy not a Hot Topic
October 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Dan Piller, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas

Even as the price of crude oil soars past $50 a barrel and the cost of gas at the pump passes $2 a gallon, details of the candidates' energy policy initiatives have done little more than bubble in the 2004 presidential campaign.

Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Project Promotes Renewable Energy
October 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Jennifer Levitz, The Providence Journal, R.I.

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island yesterday announced a campaign to urge thousands of people to use electricity from wind and water sources.

Weyerhaeuser Sets Record Profit for Quarter
October 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Drew Desilver, The Seattle Times

Maybe money really does grow on trees. At least, it's seemed that way for Weyerhaeuser this year.

Weyerhaeuser Reports Sevenfold Increase in Third-Quarter Haul vs. Last Year
October 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Marcelene Edwards, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.

Weyerhaeuser Co. made seven times more money last quarter than it did a year ago.

Southern California Called Vulnerable to Rolling Blackouts
October 23, 2004 12:00 AM - John Woolfolk, San Jose Mercury News, Calif.

Limited high-voltage line capacity and the mothballing of old power plants could leave Southern California on the brink of rolling blackouts in the next couple of years, according to a state report released Friday.

Atwater, Calif.-Area Dairy Introduces System to Help with Waste Problem
October 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Tim Moran, The Modesto Bee, Calif.

The Joseph Gallo Farms Cottonwood Dairy near Atwater has 5,000 cows, and each one of them produces about 120 pounds of liquid and solid waste per day.

BP and Shell Enjoy High Oil Prices by Earning $100 Million Daily Profit
October 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Brian O'Connor, Daily Mail, London

BP and Shell are set to report stunning profits of $9 billion (5 billion pounds) between them for the three months to September — $100 million a day — as they cash in on the soaring oil price.

Typhoon Kills 62 in Japan, Deadliest in 20 Years
October 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Masayuki Kitano, Reuters

Japan's deadliest typhoon in more than two decades killed at least 62 people, media said on Thursday, as rescuers searched frantically for 27 still missing in floods and landslides.

Local Initiatives Target Genetic Engineering in a Grassroots Battle over Biotech Farming
October 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Robert Mullins,

When voters in the Northern California county of Mendocino passed an initiative this spring banning the cultivation of genetically engineered crops, there were celebrations 3,000 miles away in Vermont.

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