Mercury Damage to Babies Costs Billions, Study Says
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Devlin Barrett, Associated Press
Lower IQ levels linked to mercury exposure in the womb costs the United States $8.7 billion a year in lost earnings potential, according to a study released Monday by researchers at a New York hospital.
Judge Approves $107.6 Million Settlement against DuPont over Alleged Poisoning of Water
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Erik Schelzig, Associated Press
A judge Monday approved a $107.6 million (euro81.16 million) settlement of a class-action lawsuit against DuPont Co. in which residents alleged that a chemical used in making the nonstick substance Teflon contaminated their water supplies.
Traders Gather for Conference on the World's Newest Trading Commodity: Pollution
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Arthur Max, Associated Press
With trade booming and prices up, it's no wonder traders are anxious to talk about the world's latest commodity: pollution permits.
Greenpeace Urges World Bank, ADB to Shift Funding to Renewable Energy
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Oliver Teves, Associated Press
Greenpeace on Tuesday urged international funding agencies such as the World Bank to shift financing from large-scale, fossil-fuel projects to renewable energy to help stop global warming.
North Carolina Oyster-Growing Project to be Permitted
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Smith, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.
People who signed up a year ago for a pilot study to grow oysters in cages under their docks have yet to get the go-ahead from state fisheries officials.
Tiny Trees Spur New Growth in Industry
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Diane Dietz, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.
A question is humming around the edges of the Oregon Logging Conference this week, like the distant sound of a chain saw bucking firewood.
Oil Firm Near $52 as Cold Hits U.S. Northeast
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Oil prices firmed near $52 a barrel Monday as a blast of cold, snowy weather in the U.S. Northeast threatened to tighten already strained heating oil supplies in the world's largest energy consumer.
Athens' Sludge Mountain Upsets Residents
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Residents near a giant seaside sewage plant close to Athens staged a protest Tuesday, alarmed by reported plans to burn thousands of tons of potentially toxic sludge.
Fort Replicators Aghast at ExxonMobil Report
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Sarah A. Booth, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.
Fort LaPresentation Co. President Barbara J. O'Keefe said she was horrified when she learned ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. sent the state Department of Environmental Conservation a cleanup investigation report saying the petroleum-contaminated land at Fort LaPresentation will essentially clear up on its own over time.
Towns Prepare for Coal Rebirth
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Kathy Mellott, The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa.
A return of coal mining in central Cambria County has placed the focus on Cambria Township.