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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

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