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U.S. Coal-Fired Electricity Plants among North America's Largest Polluters, Study Says
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Phil Courvrette, Associated Press

Power plants in the U.S. midwest and southeast spew a disproportionately large amount of continental air pollution, according to an environmental commission's study released this week.

EPA Seeking Review on Potential Health Risks of Chemical Used in Teflon
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

A chemical used to make the nonstick substance Teflon is being considered by the Environmental Protection Agency as a potential health risk.

Notes from Anna: A Detour in Search of an Intersection
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Anna Seluyanova, ENN

When ENN's Publisher, Jerry Kay, suggested that I write "Notes" as a column on the common ground between environmentalism and culture, I took the challenge without a second thought.

Groups Cite Sprawl as Threat to 1,200 Rare Plants, Animals
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Urban sprawl is gobbling up open spaces in fast-growing metropolitan areas so quickly that it could spell extinction for nearly 1,200 species of plants and animals, environmental groups say.

Biotech Crop Harvest Comes Amid Discord
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Elias, Associated Press

Farmers around the globe planting genetically engineered crops enjoyed another bumper harvest last year even as political and financial pressure mounted from skeptical consumers in Europe and pockets of the United States, an industry-supported group said Wednesday.

A Tidal Wave of Lessons Learned -- an ENN Commentary
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Duane Silverstein

The environmental community has long proclaimed the importance of keeping mangrove forests and coral reefs intact as a means of buffering coastal villages against the impact of severe storms. Sadly, the recent tsunami has provided vivid and gruesome proof of how correct this warning was.

Environmentalists, Feds Face off over Wilderness Deal
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Jon Sarche, Associated Press

Environmental groups asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to throw out a deal that removed environmental protections for millions of acres of potential wilderness areas around the country.

Ethanol Plant Proposed for Northampton, Pa., Site
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Kathy Lauer-Williams, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa.

Northampton could become home to the first ethanol-producing plant on the East Coast.

Michigan Development Agency, Auto Executives Focus on Fuel-Cell Technology
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Alejandro Bodipo-Memba, Detroit Free Press

Michigan's role in developing fuel-cell technology for the future generation of cars and how to transform the region into the fuel-cell capital of the world were the topics at a panel discussion Wednesday sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Wind Energy Goes Mainstream in California
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Jonathan Shikes, The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Calif.

AES Corp., a Virginia-based utility, said Tuesday that it plans to buy a company that operates 1,371 wind turbines near Palm Springs and employs about 100 people at an operations center there.

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