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Day: June 24, 2004

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Waiting for the hybrid

Throughout the UK there are over 120 urban areas registered as Air Quality Zones in need of improvement. Pollution from vehicles is the main cause. The Wright Group, a Northern Ireland firm, has developed a range of low-pollutant buses. Its latest is

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Transmitted diseases

Australia’s Electrical Trades Union was accused of using illegal tactics after more than 200 out of 250 linesmen working for TXU, the Victoria power company, called in sick. The union is seeking a 10.7% pay rise over four years, a 36-hour week

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Poles apart

Demand for composite power transmission cable, distribution poles and cross-arms has increased. The global market for both replacement and new power poles is more than US$20bn. Several US states, including California, have banned chemically-treated wood poles, with 6 million poles that will

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