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Xcel Energy to Begin Reviewing Wind-Power Project Solicitations
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post

Xcel Energy said Wednesday it is reviewing bids for 17 new wind-power projects to get a head start on the renewable-energy mandate passed by Colorado voters.

FBI Agents Search Homes of Striking Water Union Leaders in Puerto Rico
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Hilario De Leon, Associated Press

FBI agents on Wednesday searched the homes of union leaders from Puerto Rico's striking water authority amid allegations of financial mismanagement, union officials said.

Choosing a Water Filtering System
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Fred Durso Jr., E/The Environmental Magazine

While it may be Earth's most precious resource, water certainly isn't treated as such. America's drinking water is often exposed to chemical additives, sewage, pesticides, herbicides, and toxic waste, leaving many citizens with a lack of trust for the agencies that regulate it. 

Brazil and Australia Want Detail on Farm Subsidy Cuts
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Byrnes, Reuters

Australia and Brazil will push World Trade Organization member nations to agree on specific cuts to farm subsidies ahead of a WTO meeting in Hong Kong next year, Brazil's chief trade negotiator said on Wednesday.

Toyota, Daihatsu Develop Environment-Friendly Painting Technology
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Toyota Motor Corp. and its affiliate Daihatsu Motor Co. said Thursday they have developed a new environment-friendly water painting technology in collaboration with Kansai Paint Co.

Power Plant will Convert Florida Hurricane Debris into Electricity
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Christopher Sherman, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla.

Nearly half the debris created by hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne in Polk County — storms that also left thousands in the dark — is being used to fuel a power-generating plant that sells electricity to Progress Energy.

Nigerian Court Throws Out Case Challenging Troop Withdrawal from Disputed Peninsula
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Mohammed Bashir, Reuters

A court in Nigeria's capital on Tuesday threw out a bid by political and ethnic leaders to prevent a disputed territory in oil-rich waters from being handed over to Cameroon.

China Bans Cooking of Civet Cat to Prevent SARS
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

China has banned the cooking and selling of civet cat to prevent a return of SARS, state media said on Tuesday, quoting the health ministry.

Louisiana Asks Federal Government to Help Build a Better Bridge to Threatened Oil Port
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Reuters

If you think oil is expensive now, just imagine if Hurricane Ivan had swung west and come ashore at this bustling oil and gas port at the southernmost point of Louisiana.

Russia and Iran Are to Sign Nuclear Deal in December, Says Tass
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Iran will sign an agreement in December to return spent nuclear fuel to Russia for disposal, Russia's Itar-Tass news agency reported on Tuesday, heading off U.S. fears that the material could be used to make bombs.

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