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Author: US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
[Text of legal opinion reversing prior dismissal of lawsuit against Halliburton and KBR for contractor deaths in Iraq.]
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Author: Environmental Leader [USA]
U.S. investors have filed 54 global warming shareholder resolutions with U.S. companies, nearly doubling the number filed two years ago.Companies targeted in the 2008 proxy season include Dynegy..., Massey Energy..., ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips..., U...
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Author: Keith Bradsher, New York Times
Trucks are the mules of this country’s spectacularly expanding economy — ubiquitous and essential, yet highly noxious... Tiny particles of sulfur-laden soot penetrate deep into residents’ lungs, interfering with the absorption of oxygen. Nitrogen...
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Author: AAP (Australian Associated Press)
A West Australian government department, a mining company and the Esperance Port Authority failed to protect residents of the coastal town from lead pollution, an inquiry has found... A parliamentary inquiry...[resulted in a report that stated] ".....
Author: Andrew England, Financial Times
[F]or women operating in traditionally conservative societies [setting up a business in the Middle East] can be exacerbated by age-old discrimination and prejudices…Nadereh Chamlou, a senior adviser at the World Bank…says the main barriers for women...
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Author: Ruth Sullivan, Financial Times
The Sudan divestment campaign mounted by activists to try to stop the conflict in Sudan is continuing to build momentum in the US…"The view today among a substantial proportion of companies and investment funds is that investing in Sudan in certain...
[A] comprehensive set of initiatives [are] to be put in place to test, counsel and treat HIV-positive transportation workers after studies showed "truckers...have an HIV infection rate double that of the general population," Kkhosi Hlatshwayo,...
Author: Stephen Labaton with Ron Nixon, New York Times
Scientists at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, which investigates the causes of workplace health problems, moved quickly to examine patients [workers at Gilster-Mary Lee popcorn factory who had contracted lung disease],...
Author: Eranga Jayawardena, Associated Press
A passenger bus collided with a beer delivery truck and burst into flames Tuesday in southern Sri Lanka, killing at least 23 people and injuring 56, a police official said...A passenger on the bus blamed the truck driver for the accident.