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Casino Developers Granted Permit to Build Resort Near Wetlands in U.S. Virgin Islands
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press

The government granted casino developers a permit to build a $150 million resort near sensitive wetlands, drawing complaints from environmentalists.

Academy Report Sees Benefits of Existing Clean Air Program
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Bush administration's plans for cutting air pollution could achieve less at certain plants than an existing program targeted by the White House, the National Academy of Sciences suggested Thursday in an interim report.

Appeals Court Lifts Injunction Blocking Logging from Site of Nation's Worst Wildfire in 2002
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

An appeals court Thursday lifted its injunction barring salvage logging from the site of the nation's worst wildfire in 2002 -- an issue that has pitted environmentalists against the timber industry and Bush administration.

Owens-Corning Faces Asbestos-Liability Nightmare Again in Court
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Gary T. Pakulski, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio

In filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy four years ago, Owens Corning executives said they wanted to put the firm's multibillion-dollar asbestos-liability nightmare behind them.

Purchase Preserves Sussex County, Del., Forestland
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe Rogalsky, Delaware State News, Dover

State officials announced Thursday the preservation of 1,980 acres of forest in Sussex County using a combination of state funds and private contributions.

Tampa, Fla.-Based Utility to Spend $300 Million to Slash Pollution
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Louis Hau, St. Petersburg Times, Fla.

Tampa Electric Co. said Thursday it will spend $300 million to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions at its Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach.

Chinese Company Plans Asia's Biggest Wind Farm, Report Says
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A private company plans to build Asia's biggest wind farm in the sea south of Shanghai, setting up 100 turbines in shallow coastal waters, an industry group said Thursday.

Nalgene Therapy, in Ask Umbra
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Umbra Fisk, Grist Magazine

Last summer, Umbra put the fear of Nalgene in y'all with her column on the environmental and health dangers of plastic water bottles. This week, one Nalgene lover, after conducting his own research, asks: Did you really mean it? Umbra responds with a sip of fresh wisdom,

Nebraska Zoo Discovers Two Species of Lemurs
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers with the Henry Doorly Zoo have discovered two new species of lemurs, one of the most primitive and endangered primates in the world, the zoo announced Wednesday.

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.

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