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High Levels of Mercury Found in Vt. Birds
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists have found high levels of mercury in songbirds on Vermont mountaintops. Researchers at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science announced this week that mercury was found in the blood and feathers of the rarely seen Bicknell's thrush on Mount Mansfield and Stratton Mountain.

EPA Orders Smog, Soot Reductions to Benefit People Downwind from Power Plants
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Bush administration on Thursday ordered reductions in smog and soot pollution across 28 states in the East, South and Midwest with the goal of making the air cleaner to breathe for people downwind of coal-burning power plants.

Scientists Prove Less Trees, Less Rain
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Australian scientists have found that deforestation along the Amazon River in South America was reducing rainfall and causing climate change in the region.

Week in Review: March 7th - 11th
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Schluter, ENN

Industrial pollution dominated environmental news this week, led by the push-and-pull in the Senate Environment Committee over the Bush administration's utility pollution bill.

ENN Weekly: March 7th - 11th
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Schluter, ENN

Industrial pollution dominated environmental news this week, led by the push-and-pull in the Senate Environment Committee over the Bush administration's utility pollution bill.

Australian Scientists Prove Less Trees, Less Rain
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Australian scientists have found that deforestation along the Amazon River in South America was reducing rainfall and causing climate change in the region.

Contractor for Hanford Waste Cleanup Fined for Worker Contaminations
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The company overseeing cleanup of highly radioactive waste on the Hanford nuclear reservation has been fined more than $300,000 for violating worker safety standards, the Department of Energy said Thursday.

New Diesels Hit Streets
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Christine des Garennes, The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana, Ill.

Remember diesel cars in the '70s and '80s? Those loud, smoky, smelly things that were hard to start on cold mornings? Meet the new diesel.

Western Wind Energy Signs Deal with Southern California Edison
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

British Columbia, Canada-based Western Wind Energy announced the execution of a formal power purchase agreement with the Southern California Edison Company.

EarthNews Radio: Sustainable Conservation
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

One group wants to work with companies and industries to be positive stewards of the environment, rather than sue them or create conflict with them.

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