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U.S. FDA Says Spinach Safe but Has Bigger Concerns
October 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Fresh spinach is safe to eat in the United States because all E. coli-tainted spinach has been recalled, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

Proposed Border Fence Could Face Environmental Obstacles in Texas
October 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press

Plans to build a fence along about 700 miles (1,100 kilometers) of the U.S. border with Mexico could mean the destruction of costly environmental restoration projects and could cut into lucrative tourism and cross-border spending in the Rio Grande Valley and elsewhere in South Texas.

Vietnam, U.S. Set New Tone on Dioxin War Legacy
October 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Grant McCool, Reuters

Doctors warn people living near the Bien Hoa military airport not to drink the water, eat the fish or grow fruit and vegetables because of wartime dioxin poisoning.

Ecuadoreans Learn to Live with Danger in a Country Brimming with Active Volcanos
October 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press

All across the volcano-dotted landscape of this Andean nation, millions of people have become accustomed to living in the shadow of mountains that can lay waste to their villages and farms in a matter of hours.

BP Starts 'Pigging' Alaska Line
October 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The shutdown of a satellite field on Alaska's North Slope will not stop BP PLC from beginning the process of cleaning out a corroded transit line in the nation's largest oil field.

Canada's Environment Commissioner Calls for Massive Scale Up in Climate Efforts
September 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

In a challenge to the Conservative prime minister, Canada's independent environment commissioner called Thursday for stepping up the country's efforts to combat global warming.

Smells Like Trouble: Parasitic Weed Sniffs Out Its Prey
September 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The parasitic dodder plant does not have a nose, but it knows how to sniff out its prey. The dodder attacks such plants as tomatoes, carrots, onions, citrus trees, cranberries, alfalfa and even flowers, and is a problem for farmers because chemicals that kill the pesky weed also damage the crops it feeds on.

Brazil Greens See Tensions if Lula Wins Second Term
September 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrea Welsh, Reuters

With his leftist credentials and background as a factory worker in polluted Sao Paulo, environmentalists had high hopes of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva when he took office in 2003.

Gore Presents Global-Warming Message at UN Headquarters
September 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Anna Dolgov, Associated Press

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore warned hundreds of U.N. diplomats and staff about the perils of global warming, presenting dramatic images of melting glaciers, rising oceans and parched earth to help spread his environmental message.

U.S.-Mexico Border Fence May Harm Animal Migration
September 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Tim Gaynor, Reuters

A plan to fence off a third of the U.S. border to stop illegal immigration from Mexico may harm migration routes used by animals including rare birds and jaguars, environmentalists and U.S. authorities warn.

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