Saturday, September 30, 2006


$330 Million Settlement Deal in Katrina Oil Spill
Murphy Oil and plaintiffs affected by the worst environmental disaster during
Hurricane Katrina said Monday they had agreed to a $330 million settlement over
a spill from an oil storage tank at its Meraux refinery in St. Bernard Parish
near New Orleans.

Urban Farming: City Pickers
It was once a forgotten wasteland in east London - now it's a thriving organic
farm. Growing Communities, a social enterprise group in London, owns three of
the first Soil Association-certified organic growing plots in the city that have
revitalized underprivileged communities.

Most Uninsured Children's Parents Work
Most of the 9 million uninsured children in the US live in homes where at least
one parent works full time. In more than one-quarter of the cases, there are two
working parents. The advocacy group Families USA says that finding goes against
the stereotype that many people have of the uninsured.

Los Angeles's Largest Act of Civil Disobedience?
Four hundred people will be arrested early this evening for blocking Century
Boulevard near Los Angeles International Airport, in what could prove to be one
of the largest acts of civil disobedience in the city's history.

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