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Outrage at Seal Hunt Tourism Is Nonsense, Says Norway

Foreign outrage at a Norwegian plan to let tourists go on seal-shooting trips is mostly "emotional nonsense," a senior official said recently. >> Read the Full Article

Kyoto Is Too Little to Fix Warming, Says U.N. Climate Chief

Although saved recently with Russian help, the Kyoto pact on global warming offers too little to arrest climate change and governments should adopt more radical solutions, the top U.N. climate expert said. >> Read the Full Article

Southern California Dam Outlives Its Usefulness, But Removing It Presents a Costly Challenge

The Matilija Dam isn't much of a dam anymore; on rainy days, it looks more like a waterfall. A pile of sediment has built up so high behind the dam that when just an inch of rain falls, water spills over in glistening cascades. >> Read the Full Article

High Tech Buildings Use Sunlight, Sea Water to Save Energy

At Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, the lights are controlled by sensors that measure sunlight. They dim immediately when it's sunny and brighten when a passing cloud blocks the Sun. >> Read the Full Article

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