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Wet Winter Threatens Spring Flooding
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The wet winter that brought mudslides and record rains to the Southwest is now threatening spring flooding, forecasters said Thursday. Flooding is also expected in North Dakota, Minnesota and New England.

Greenpeace and British Trawlermen in Sea Standoff
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

British coastguards said on Friday they had intervened to stop a confrontation at sea between Greenpeace protesters and trawlermen because of fears people could be killed.

Aim: To Measure Green against Green
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Dana Tims, The Oregonian

Villebois is going green, but just how green remains to be seen. Developers of the "new urbanist" community in western Wilsonville want to ask its future residents just how much they are willing to pay to enjoy the health and environmental benefits of the latest rainwater-management systems, ecologically sensitive roof types and natural ventilation systems.

Manatees Have Brittle Bones, Study Shows
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Despite their huge size, the bones of manatees are as brittle as fine porcelain, making them extremely vulnerable to being broken when struck by a boat, a University of Florida researchers said Thursday.

Study Links Mercury from Power Plants to Autism
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle

After years of debate about whether a nationwide explosion in autism is related to a mercury-based preservative used in vaccines, Texas researchers have found a new suspect: mercury from coal-burning power plants.

Scientists: Road Salt Harms Environment
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The use of salt to melt snow and ice from slippery roads has an environmental downside that can affect a widespread area long after winter has passed, scientists say.

Week in Review: March 14th - 18th
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Schluter, ENN

On Wednesday, the Senate voted 51-49 in favor of the Bush administration's proposal to drill in the 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Environmentalists decry the likely impact on wildlife, including polar bears, migratory birds, and caribou, while drilling supporters argue that new technologies will be protective of the ecosystem.

ENN Weekly: March 14th - 18th
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Schluter, ENN

On Wednesday, the Senate voted 51-49 in favor of the Bush administration's proposal to drill in the 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Environmentalists decry the likely impact on wildlife, including polar bears, migratory birds, and caribou, while drilling supporters argue that new technologies will be protective of the ecosystem.

Scientists Say Road Salt Harms Environment
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The use of salt to melt snow and ice from slippery roads has an environmental downside that can affect a widespread area long after winter has passed, scientists say.

Study Shows Manatees Have Brittle Bones
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Despite their huge size, the bones of manatees are as brittle as fine porcelain, making them extremely vulnerable to being broken when struck by a boat, a University of Florida researchers said Thursday.

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