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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.

Russian Scientist Surrenders Arms-Grade Plutonium
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

A Russian atomic scientist surrendered to police on Tuesday eight containers filled with arms-grade nuclear material he had kept in his garage for eight years, Russian media reported.

Pipeline in Northern Iraq Is Attacked
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Saboteurs blew up an oil pipeline and attacked an oil well in northern Iraq Tuesday, which are expected to stop oil exports for the next 10 days, Iraqi oil officials said.

Endangered Species Is List Growing, Says Green Group
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

The world's list of endangered species is growing at an alarming and unprecedented rate, as governments pay less and less attention to green issues, a major global environmental body said on Tuesday.

Arctic Melt Accelerates, Governments Split
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A thaw of the Arctic icecap is accelerating because of global warming, but nations in the region including the United States are deadlocked about how to stop it.

Dead Heron in Hong Kong Suspected to Have Caught Avian Flu
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

A dead gray heron found in Hong Kong near the mainland China border is suspected to have been a casualty of bird flu, the government said on Tuesday.

Environmentally Friendly Building Methods Spread in Nebraska
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Deborah Shanahan, Omaha World-Herald, Neb.

Signs of "green," or environmentally friendly, building methods in Nebraska:

Ohio May Benefit from Rising Interest in Wind-Powered Electrical Generation
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Tom Matthews, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio

Wind power is about to get energized, and experts say Ohio could benefit.

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