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FBI Agents Search Homes of Striking Water Union Leaders in Puerto Rico

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. >> Read the Full Article

Choosing a Water Filtering System

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.  >> Read the Full Article

Brazil and Australia Want Detail on Farm Subsidy Cuts

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. >> Read the Full Article

Toyota, Daihatsu Develop Environment-Friendly Painting Technology

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. >> Read the Full Article

Power Plant will Convert Florida Hurricane Debris into Electricity

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. >> Read the Full Article

Nigerian Court Throws Out Case Challenging Troop Withdrawal from Disputed Peninsula

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. >> Read the Full Article

China Bans Cooking of Civet Cat to Prevent SARS

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. >> Read the Full Article

Louisiana Asks Federal Government to Help Build a Better Bridge to Threatened Oil Port

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. >> Read the Full Article

Russia and Iran Are to Sign Nuclear Deal in December, Says Tass

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. >> Read the Full Article

Russian Scientist Surrenders Arms-Grade Plutonium

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. >> Read the Full Article