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New Hybrid Cars Drive American Motorists Wild
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Patrick Danner, The Miami Herald

Hollywood lawyer John Kelner has owned a BMW, Lexus and even a Maserati, but his current car of choice is a gas-and electric-powered Toyota Prius that cost $27,000.

Montana Voters Reject Colorado-Based Mining Firm's Effort to Drop Cyanide Ban
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post

Writer Golden-based gold mining firm Canyon Resources Corp. said Wednesday it will explore new ways to process gold after Montana voters defeated an amendment that would have allowed cyanide in mine operations.

Pullman, Wash., University May Partner with Weyerhaeuser, Turn Trees into Cash
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Eijiro Kawada, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.

Thursday, November 4th, 2004 12:01 AM (PST) The Weyerhaeuser Co. might log Washington State University's 63-year-old experimental forest in Bonney Lake, and they would share millions of dollars in proceeds, the timber company and the school announced Wednesday.

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.

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