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Public Interest Groups Ask Government to Ban Common Household Products Containing Controversial Germ-Fighting Ingredient
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Concerned about health effects, public health and environmental groups today asked FDA to pull from the market widely used household products that contain the germ fighting chemical triclosan.

EarthNews Radio: Natural Medicines
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Aspirin may not look like a flower, but it's one of the many medicines that start out as something found in nature, says Jack Dumbacher, the Chair of the Department of Birds and Mammals at the California Academy of Sciences:

Cloning Doubts: High Costs, Low Success and Uncertain Benefits
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Wasserman, The Sacramento Bee

Dot and Ditto, 2 1/2-year-old Holsteins living quietly at UC Davis, are among California's longest-living cloned dairy cows -- symbols of both dramatic scientific advances and their accompanying thorny ethical questions.

Group Tracks Cougar Population in Midwest
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Suhr, Associated Press

Kenny Tharp was hunting deer near the Mississippi River last season when he spotted something curled beneath a pine tree that he just couldn't believe: the body of a 98-pound cougar.

EarthNews Radio: Chemical Soup
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The number of chemicals available to us today is incredible, and Jerry Kay spoke to Rick Bates, President of the Environmental Education Foundation about ways to avoid their overuse.

EU Must Do More To Fight Climate Change, Dimas Says
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Mason, Reuters

The European Union must do more to fight climate change and meet its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol international environmental treaty, the bloc's environment commissioner said on Monday.

Canoe Expedition Cleans Up Hurricane Debris from Louisiana Bayou
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press

The dragonflies skimming the tea-colored water and the blackbirds in the marsh grasses looked at home along Cane Bayou and the Lake Pontchartrain shore. But canoeing through the waterways Sunday, it was hard not to notice the truck tires, wine bottles and other urban debris left scattered in the shallow water and along the shoreline by Hurricane Katrina.

On Beyond Organic: Green Hospitals, Restaurants and Cities
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

When Charlotte Brody found out the US healthcare system was responsible for more carcinogenic dioxin discharge than any other industry, she decided to do something about it.

Environmental Group Targets Toyota in New Ad
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press

Toyota Motor Corp. sells more hybrid vehicles than any other automaker, but an environmental group is targeting the company anyway, saying the average fuel economy of Toyota vehicles is worse than it was 20 years ago.

EU Launches Plan To Protect Marine Environment
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Aoife White, Associated Press

The European Union head office on Monday launched a plan to make all of the EU's marine waters "environmentally healthy" by 2021. Environmental groups, however, slammed the EU strategy as toothless, saying it failed to set clear legally binding targets to force governments to take action.

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