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Oil Industry Executives Anticipate Grilling in Senate Next Week
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Top executives of three major oil companies will be asked by senators next week why some of their industry's estimated $96 billion in record profits this year shouldn't be used to help people having trouble paying their energy bills.

California High Speed Rail Authority Approves Nation's First Environmental Impact Report for High-Speed Train System
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) voted unanimously today in the State Capitol to approve their environmental impact report on one of the nation's largest transportation projects.

Vegetarian Dog Food Is Now Available Throughout the U.S.
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The original vegetarian dog food, Happidog from England, is now available in the USA as V-dog.

Constella Group Awarded Contract to Conduct Studies in Environmental Health
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Constella Group, LLC, a leading global provider of professional health services, has won a $42.3 million contract with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, one of the 27 institutes within the National Institutes of Health, to support its clinical research studies over the next 10 years.

Judge Overturns Ban on Grouper in Gulf of Mexico
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A two-month ban on recreational grouper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico that was scheduled to begin Tuesday has been overturned.

Researchers To Study Urban Coyotes
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

State and university researchers plan a detailed study on urban neighborhoods that have become hot spots for coyotes. Coyotes, which have been setting up dens in the bushes of two neighborhoods here, will be captured and radio-collared by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and University of Arizona researchers.

Swedish Investor Donates More Than $63 Million To Fight Baltic Sea Pollution
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Mattias Karen, Associated Press

A Swedish investor has donated 500 million kronor (US$63 million; euro52.4 million) to help protect the Baltic Sea environment, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Tuesday.

Armadillos Spread North in Georgia
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

After years in south Georgia, where they are common road kill and a nuisance to some homeowners, armadillos have spread to the chillier northern half of the state where their digging and burrowing is already generating complaints.

UK Holds Energy Summit To Tackle Global Warming
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Stuart Penson, Reuters

Energy ministers from 20 countries met in London Tuesday to discuss how to tackle climate change through technology and persuade big polluters the United States, India and China to become involved in the fight.

Study Reveals Mice Sing in the Presence of Mates
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Cheryl Wittenauer, Associated Press

Songbirds may be the Sinatras of the animal world, but male mice can carry a tune too, say Washington University researchers who were surprised by what they heard.

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