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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.

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.

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