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Firm Settles Allegations of Pollution Violations at Lynchburg, Va., Pipe Plant
January 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Shannon Brennan, The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va.

Griffin Pipe's parent company has agreed to pay a $25,857 penalty in a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency over alleged violations of federal pollution laws.

Mangroves Lost to Development may be Replenished as Natural Wave Barrier
January 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Hugh Dellios, Chicago Tribune

Bambang Atarikasa, an environmentalist, sees something else missing when he looks out at miles of shorefront swept nearly clean of people and houses by the South Asia tsunami.

Four Endangered Whales Found Dead in Six Weeks
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Four endangered whales have been found dead in the past six weeks -- including two just this week, scientists said.

Pakistan Urges India Not to Let Dispute over Dam Hinder Ties
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Sadaqat Jan, Associated Press

Pakistan urged India on Friday not to let a dispute over a dam hinder relations already bedeviled by the decades-old conflict over Kashmir.

Federal Officials Say Santa Fe, N.M.-Area Water Case Cost Too High
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Laura Banish, Albuquerque Journal

A bombshell was dropped Wednesday on a nearly 40-year-old federal court case aimed at sorting out water rights among pueblos and non-Indians in northern Santa Fe County.

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.

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