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Massachusetts Water Authority Officials Investigating Boston's Big Dig Project

The state water authority is investigating whether the Big Dig highway project violated its permit by pumping millions of gallons of water into the regional sewer system. >> Read the Full Article

Commission Staff Calls Risks of Proposed Plutonium Conversion Plant Minimal

The government moved a step closer Friday to gaining approval to dispose of 34 tons of weapons-grade plutonium by turning it into a less dangerous fuel for commercial power reactors. >> Read the Full Article

Residents of Tight-Knit River Neighborhood Losing Land, Losing Hope

Paul Bartosh's dream of having a home on the river where he could relax and watch the boats go by is slowly crumbling, along with his back yard. >> Read the Full Article

Loggers Going Into Oregon Old Growth Reserve on Biscuit Fire

A timber company plans to start logging next week in a burned area that had been reserved as old growth forest, setting up a confrontation with environmentalists who believe leaving the dead trees standing is better for fish, wildlife and the forest. >> Read the Full Article

Special Mouse that Blocked Projects Special No More, Government Says

The Preble's meadow jumping mouse, once seen as a costly impediment to development, is now viewed by the government as a critter that never really existed -- and is no longer in need of federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. >> Read the Full Article

Landmarks Since Prehistory, Glaciers are Shrinking in a Warming World

Up and down the icy spine of South America, the glaciers are melting, the white mantle of the Andes Mountains washing away at an ever faster rate. >> Read the Full Article

The Short Path to Oil Independence -- An ENN Commentary

With the price of oil above $50 a barrel, with political instability in the Middle East on the rise, and with little slack in the world oil economy, we need a new energy strategy. Fortunately, the outline of a new strategy is emerging with two new technologies. >> Read the Full Article

Toyota Unveils Hydrogen-Powered Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus Before Expo

Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled on Monday a next-generation hydrogen-powered fuel cell hybrid-electric bus which will carry visitors during the 2005 Aichi World Exposition, which opens March 25. >> Read the Full Article

EPA, Mining Firm Cut Deal, but Some Residents are Leery

The Environmental Protection Agency and a Utah mining company have reached a $60 million settlement in the cleanup of the Eureka Mills Superfund site in Juab County. >> Read the Full Article

Texas, Mexican Officials Discuss Landfill Fire Problem

The U.S. federal government is working with Texas state officials, Mexican environmental agencies and Mexican officials to address landfill fires like the one in Matamoros on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article