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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.

Senegal's Cholera Epidemic Spreads with 400 Cases, Two Fatal
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Nafi Diouf, Reuters

A cholera epidemic in the capital of this West African nation was spreading Tuesday, with 400 cases reported and two deaths so far, health officials said.

New Methods Control Bugs Without Drugs, Say Researchers
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Pitting one germ against the other, researchers said this week that they had developed at least two new methods of fighting infection without the use of antibiotics.

San Antonio Fuel-Cell Forum Energizes Experts Seeking to Lessen Oil Dependency
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - L.A. Lorek, San Antonio Express-News

In these times of rising gasoline prices and global warming, energy experts are meeting this week in San Antonio with the aim of harnessing hydrogen power to lessen the world's dependence on oil.

Nigerian Unions Vote for General Strike on Nov. 16
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Tom Ashby, Reuters

Nigerian unions decided on recently to hold an indefinite general strike on Nov. 16 to protest against rising fuel prices in the world's eighth largest oil exporter.

Greenpeace Accuses Hong Kong of Downplaying Air Pollution
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Greenpeace on Monday accused the Hong Kong government of downplaying air pollution in the territory by setting the acceptable level of certain pollutants too high.

About 65 Families Are Still Evacuated Because of Last Week's Chemical Spill in West Virginia
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

About 65 families remained out of their homes Monday as crews worked to clean up the remnants of 22,000 gallons of hazardous chemicals that spilled last week from a railroad tanker.

EarthTalk: What Is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate? And Should It Be Avoided?
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is a synthetic detergent known for its ability to generate a sudsy lather. As a result, the beauty and cosmetics products industry has long used it as a key component in shampoos and other personal care products, citing consumer desire for a foamy bath and shower experience.

California Town Known for Roses Fears Scent of Another Kind
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

The pride of this farming town tucked into the southern end of California's San Joaquin Valley is a crop not usually linked to one of the nation's most fertile agricultural regions.

Mexico Dreams of Challenging China in Bamboo Market
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Pav Jordan, Associated Press

It can be used to build homes and make deodorant, clothes, and paper. Some industries fuel ovens with it. The Aztecs made flutes out of it.

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