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Aug 01, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 14)

ENN: Environmental News Network

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Think CNN for the environment and you've got a pretty good idea of the focus of this site. The latest headlines give a taste of the contents—'Texas Plans Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Farm', 'PETA Urges Applebees to Alter Poultry Slaughter',and 'Katrina Helps New Orleans Fight Fire Ants.' Other sections of ENN contain valuable information as well. They include 'channels' on sustainable economy, ecosystems, science/technology, energy, water, conservation, food, and wildlife. News is summarized weekly, as well as daily, and a radio broadcast is available too. In addition to articles on its own site, ENN provides links to affiliate publisher sites. Overall, ENN lives up to expectations and serves the environmental community well.
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*The opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and should not be construed as reflecting the viewpoints of the publisher, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., the publishing house, or employees and affiliates thereof.

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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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