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New Hybrid Cars Drive American Motorists Wild

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. >> Read the Full Article

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

Montana Voters Reject Colorado-Based Mining Firm's Effort to Drop Cyanide Ban

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. >> Read the Full Article

Pullman, Wash., University May Partner with Weyerhaeuser, Turn Trees into Cash

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. >> 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

Dead Heron in Hong Kong Suspected to Have Caught Avian Flu

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. >> 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