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Toyota's Hybrid Car Sales Total 280,000

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. >> Read the Full Article

Hybrid Vehicle Demand Up Sharply in Georgia and Nationwide

With gas prices hovering around $2 a gallon and government regulators trying to control emissions, hybrid vehicles may be the way to travel. >> Read the Full Article

Chevrolet's Hybrid Pickup is New Model at Tampa, Fla., Auto Show

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

Columbia, Md.-Based Chemical Firm Faces Probe Concerning Asbestos Contamination

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. >> Read the Full Article

Alaska Gas Pipeline Gaining Momentum, But Investors Still Worry About Risks

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. >> Read the Full Article

BP Again Accused of Safety Violations in 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. >> Read the Full Article

China Welcomes Russian Approval of Kyoto Protocol

China welcomed on Thursday Russia's ratification of the Kyoto climate change protocol and urged countries that have not done so to follow suit. >> Read the Full Article

Refinery and Chemical Workers Are Not Ready for an Attack, Says Survey

Workers at U.S. refineries, chemical plants, and paper mills that might be attractive terrorist targets are not adequately trained to prevent or respond to attacks, according a survey released this week. >> Read the Full Article

Polish Ex-spy Chief Says Russia Flexes Oil Muscle

Russia is seeking to re-establish its grip on ex-communist countries in central Europe through its near monopoly on oil and gas, a former Polish chief spy says. >> Read the Full Article

Drought Threatens the Lives of Some 4 Million People in Southeastern Ethiopia

Four years of successive rain failures in southeastern Ethiopia have set off a drought that is threatening the lives of 4 million people, the United Nations warned Thursday. >> Read the Full Article