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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

Ohio May Benefit from Rising Interest in Wind-Powered Electrical Generation

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

Pipeline in Northern Iraq Is Attacked

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. >> Read the Full Article

Endangered Species Is List Growing, Says Green Group

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. >> Read the Full Article

Arctic Melt Accelerates, Governments Split

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. >> Read the Full Article

Senegal's Cholera Epidemic Spreads with 400 Cases, Two Fatal

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. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentally Friendly Building Methods Spread in Nebraska

Signs of "green," or environmentally friendly, building methods in Nebraska: >> Read the Full Article