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ENN Weekly: October 31st - November 4th

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy stories of the week. In the news October 31st - November 4th: The high cost of grazing, the health impact of global warming, compassionate angling, and singing mice. >> Read the Full Article

New Orleans' Toxic Soup Is Served Up All Over America

(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. >> Read the Full Article

Trial Begins in Rhode Island's Lead Paint Lawsuit

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. >> Read the Full Article

Oil Industry Executives Anticipate Grilling in Senate Next Week

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. >> Read the Full Article

California High Speed Rail Authority Approves Nation's First Environmental Impact Report for High-Speed Train System

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. >> Read the Full Article

Vegetarian Dog Food Is Now Available Throughout the U.S.

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

Constella Group Awarded Contract to Conduct Studies in Environmental Health

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. >> Read the Full Article

Calif. Quake Could Devastate Water Supply

A major Northern California earthquake could severely damage the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta levee system and jeopardize the water supply for two-thirds of Californians for more than a year, a top state water official warned Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Zoo Atlanta Gorilla Gives Birth to Twins

A gorilla at Zoo Atlanta has given birth to twins _ only the sixth time that's happened in a North American zoo since 1966. >> Read the Full Article

North Korea Makes Virtue of Necessity

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is urging workers to produce more bicycles to cope with the lack of transport, improve people's health and prevent pollution just days after the country's first bike factory opened. >> Read the Full Article