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Japan to Meet Kyoto Protocol Targets by Buying Rights to Pollute from Companies in 2006

Japan's government said Monday it will try to meet its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions promised under the Kyoto Protocol on global warming by purchasing the right to pollute from Japanese companies. >> Read the Full Article

Eight Nations Find Arctic Warming Quickly

Scientists say changes in the earth's climate from human influences are occurring particularly intensely in the Arctic region, evidenced by widespread melting of glaciers, thinning sea ice and rising permafrost temperatures. >> Read the Full Article

New Fish-Labeling Law Proves Controversial

Seafood consumers wondering where their fish comes from will probably welcome a new federal law that takes effect in April 2005. >> Read the Full Article

Farmers Keep an Eye on WTO's Agricultural Trade Negotiations

When yields for soybeans and corn are higher than normal, as they are this fall, farming in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan can be profitable despite prices that are lower than last year's. >> Read the Full Article

EU Files Complaint Against U.S., Canada

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. >> Read the Full Article

Ohio Researcher Says Zinc Oxide's Future Bright -- as a Light Source

Researchers at Wright State University and Wright Patterson Air Force Base are investigating the amazing properties of a substance so common it is found in baby powder. >> Read the Full Article

Federal Salvage-Logging Rules Face New Suit by Conservationists in Oregon

The U.S. Forest Service is abusing federal fire salvage logging rules to harvest living, old-growth timber where a wildfire swept through the Malheur National Forest in July 2002, according to a federal lawsuit by conservationists. >> Read the Full Article

Oil Supply to Peak Sooner Than Thought, Says BP Scientist

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. >> Read the Full Article

Senator's Defeat Hurts Country-of-Origin Labeling for Food

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. >> Read the Full Article