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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.

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.

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