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Supreme Court Raises Concern over Limiting Coverage of Clean Water Act
February 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press

The Supreme Court wrestled Tuesday with how far upstream the government should extend protections of the Clean Water Act, a case that could affect millions of acres of wetlands.

West Virginia Woman Told to Stop Rescuing Opossums
February 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Division of Natural Resources has told a Parkersburg woman to stop rescuing orphaned baby opossums because possessing wildlife is illegal in West Virginia.

The Good and Bad about Organics
February 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Lisa Roberts, Orlando Sentinel

A Consumer Reports survey recently found that organic produce can cost as much as double the price of traditionally grown products. Is it worth the extra money to keep clear of pesticides?

Pennsylvania Would Demand Big Mercury Cuts from Power Plants under New Proposal
February 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Marc Levy, Associated Press

Pennsylvania's coal-fired power plants would have to cut mercury emissions by 90 percent within a decade under a plan that would make the state the first major coal producer with stricter mercury regulations than the federal government.

U.S. University Ends Chimp Research, Retires Animals
February 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett and Chris Baltimore, Reuters

Ohio State University said on Tuesday it was closing its chimpanzee research program and sending its remaining nine chimps to a refuge where they will no longer be used for research.

Lights May Dim on Olympics
February 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Sam Fleming, Daily Mail

Britain's energy supply will be so fragile by 2012 that the Olympics could be marred by power cuts, experts warned. Almost eight out of 10 said blackouts could be a "major issue" for the London games.

China Warns Officials against Covering up Pollution
February 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China has warned local environmental protection officials that they will be punished if they allow or cover up damage to the environment in favour of economic growth, state media said on Tuesday.

Forest Service Eager to Study Wolverine
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Forest Service has trapped the first wolverine ever captured and fitted with a radio collar in the Pacific Northwest.

China Makes Stable Energy Supplies Top Priority for Economic Planning
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press

China needs new technologies and more diverse sources of energy to ensure adequate, sustainable power for its booming economy -- a challenge offering new opportunities for foreign investment and cooperation.

On Beyond Organic -- Combating Global Warming with... Community
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

If rising sea levels, melting glaciers and intensifying tropical storms have you shouting at all those in power who are still ignoring global warming, take heart.

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