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Ohio Researcher Says Zinc Oxide's Future Bright -- as a Light Source
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Dale Dempsey, Dayton Daily News, Ohio

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.

Federal Salvage-Logging Rules Face New Suit by Conservationists in Oregon
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Mark Larabee, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

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.

New Mexico Task Force Locates Three Possible Sites for Solar Energy Plant
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Rosalie Rayburn, Albuquerque Journal, N.M.

The governor's solar energy task force has released a feasibility study showing three sites in southern New Mexico and two near Belen as suitable for a commercial solar power plant.

Whooping Cranes' Migration Interrupted
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wildlife researchers leading a flock of young whooping cranes south for the winter are warning people to stay out of their way after an apparently curious ultralight pilot disturbed the endangered birds.

New Fish-Labeling Law Proves Controversial
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Andreas Von Bubnoff, The Monterey County Herald, Calif.

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

Farmers Keep an Eye on WTO's Agricultural Trade Negotiations
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Julie M. McKinnon, The Blade

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.

EU Files Complaint Against U.S., Canada
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Constant Brand, Associated Press

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.

Oil Supply to Peak Sooner Than Thought, Says BP Scientist
November 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Richard Orange, The Business, London

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.

New Columbia, S.C., University Dormitory Features 'Green' Design
November 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Gina Smith, The State, Columbia, S.C.

West Quad's three cream-colored buildings feature long hallways and little bedroom suites just like any other dorm.

Alternative Fuel Hits the Pump in Idaho
November 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Betsy Z. Russell, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.

Gov. Dirk Kempthorne's new Suburban gets 100 miles for every gallon of gas used — because it runs on a new alternative fuel that's 85 percent ethanol.

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