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Massachusetts Water Authority Officials Investigating Boston's Big Dig Project
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The state water authority is investigating whether the Big Dig highway project violated its permit by pumping millions of gallons of water into the regional sewer system.

Commission Staff Calls Risks of Proposed Plutonium Conversion Plant Minimal
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The government moved a step closer Friday to gaining approval to dispose of 34 tons of weapons-grade plutonium by turning it into a less dangerous fuel for commercial power reactors.

Residents of Tight-Knit River Neighborhood Losing Land, Losing Hope
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Kelley Schoonover, Associated Press

Paul Bartosh's dream of having a home on the river where he could relax and watch the boats go by is slowly crumbling, along with his back yard.

Loggers Going Into Oregon Old Growth Reserve on Biscuit Fire
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

A timber company plans to start logging next week in a burned area that had been reserved as old growth forest, setting up a confrontation with environmentalists who believe leaving the dead trees standing is better for fish, wildlife and the forest.

Special Mouse that Blocked Projects Special No More, Government Says
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Preble's meadow jumping mouse, once seen as a costly impediment to development, is now viewed by the government as a critter that never really existed -- and is no longer in need of federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Landmarks Since Prehistory, Glaciers are Shrinking in a Warming World
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

Up and down the icy spine of South America, the glaciers are melting, the white mantle of the Andes Mountains washing away at an ever faster rate.

The Short Path to Oil Independence -- An ENN Commentary
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute

With the price of oil above $50 a barrel, with political instability in the Middle East on the rise, and with little slack in the world oil economy, we need a new energy strategy. Fortunately, the outline of a new strategy is emerging with two new technologies.

Toyota Unveils Hydrogen-Powered Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus Before Expo
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled on Monday a next-generation hydrogen-powered fuel cell hybrid-electric bus which will carry visitors during the 2005 Aichi World Exposition, which opens March 25.

EPA, Mining Firm Cut Deal, but Some Residents are Leery
January 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe Baird, The Salt Lake Tribune

The Environmental Protection Agency and a Utah mining company have reached a $60 million settlement in the cleanup of the Eureka Mills Superfund site in Juab County.

Texas, Mexican Officials Discuss Landfill Fire Problem
January 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Jennifer C. Smith, The Monitor, McAllen, Texas

The U.S. federal government is working with Texas state officials, Mexican environmental agencies and Mexican officials to address landfill fires like the one in Matamoros on Tuesday.

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