Environmentalists Say Sound Wave Research off Yucatan Threatens Marine Life
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Lisa J. Adams, Associated Press
Scientists working off the Yucatan Peninsula are preparing to use sound waves to search for information about an asteroid that may have wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
Wet Winter Raises Threat of Mississippi River Flooding
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press
For now, the Mississippi River valley, swollen from snow melt and rain, is mostly a nuisance. But with the rest of winter and spring ahead, there are growing worries about the threat of devastating flooding.
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,