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New Orleans' Toxic Soup Is Served Up All Over America -- A Guest Commentary
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. James Martin, The Martin Clinic

News of the "toxic soup" contained in the floodwaters of New Orleans has been making headlines around the world, but this recipe is served up daily in practically every city throughout the United States. While the recipes differ from state to state, the "backbone" ingredients -- pesticides, heavy metals, petroleum products and other industrial chemicals -- are virtually everywhere.

Cape Verde's Fragile Paradise on the Brink
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Emmanuel Braun, Reuters

Loggerhead turtles flock to Cape Verde's quiet, white beaches to lay their eggs but the tranquillity that draws them may be under threat as the West African islands try to lure more sun-seekers.

Parents Worried about Pesticides Turn to Organic Food
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press

Erin O'Neal has two daughters and a fridge stocked with organic cheese, milk, fruits and vegetables in her Annapolis, Md., home. She is among the increasing number of parents who buy organic to keep their children's diets free of food grown with pesticides, hormones, antibiotics or genetic engineering.

Caribbean Reefs Bleached by Warm Water
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A bleaching phenomenon caused by unusually warm waters is whitening coral reefs throughout the Caribbean, raising fears of a large-scale die-off of the organisms, scientists said Wednesday.

Environmentalists Blast New Policy on Off-Road Vehicles
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press

Environmentalists and recreation groups decried a Forest Service plan to restrict off-road vehicles, saying the new policy could legitimize hundreds of illegal trails carved out by off-road enthusiasts.

New Orleans' Toxic Soup Is Served Up All Over America
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. James Martin, The Martin Clinic

(By Dr. James Martin) News of the "toxic soup" contained in the floodwaters of New Orleans has been making headlines around the world, but this recipe is served up daily in practically every city throughout the United States. While the recipes differ from state to state, the "backbone" ingredients -- pesticides, heavy metals, petroleum products and other industrial chemicals -- are virtually everywhere.

Trial Begins in Rhode Island's Lead Paint Lawsuit
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Eric Tucker, Associated Press

Trial began Tuesday in Rhode Island's second attempt to hold former makers of lead-based paint accountable for a product that prosecutors say has sickened children and contaminated hundreds of thousands of homes.

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.

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