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Tyson Foods Agrees to Monitor Level of Ammonia Emissions

On Wednesday, Tyson Foods agreed to monitor poultry operations across the region for ammonia emissions and to report the results of its findings to the Sierra Club. >> Read the Full Article

Senate Panel OKs Bush's Pick for U.S. Energy Secretary

Sam Bodman, President Bush's pick to be the next U.S. energy secretary, was approved Wednesday by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. >> Read the Full Article

Small Town in Jungle Creates Dilemma for Authorities

A judge's order to evict the population of a town established illegally in an Amazon forest reserve has left environmental officials scrambling to find a place for its 1,000 residents. >> Read the Full Article

House Members File Bill To Restore Horse, Burro Protection Law

Reps. Nick J. Rahall, D-W.Va., and Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., introduced legislation this week to restore the Wild and Free Ranging Horse and Burro Protection Act of 1971, gutted last month by a "stealth" rider inserted into a massive appropriations bill. >> Read the Full Article

Mad Cows a Symptom of a Sick Food System

The discovery of yet another Canadian cow infected with BSE, or mad cow disease, has again raised alarm bells about the safety of our beef and has producers worried about extended import bans to the United States. But really, we should be asking ourselves what caused the problem in the first place and how we can make our meat production safe and sustainable. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Say Valdez Spill Impacts Slow To Fade

Crude oil from the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill still lingers in Alaska's Prince William Sound and nearby areas, with parts of the environment still far from recovery, several scientists said at a three-day conference. >> Read the Full Article

One Month Later, Picture of Tsunami's Toll on the Environment Emerges

Rustling branches betray the likely presence of an orangutan in the distance, while twittering insects and streams provide the soundtrack of the tropical forests of Aceh province, a temple of nature rising above the tsunami-ravaged shores below. >> Read the Full Article

Notes From Anna: 'Do You Ever Wonder...'

E-mail! We're all addicted to e-mail! Especially me. It is not the case that my life off-line is uneventful. But there's a pleasant quality to a conversation, in comparison to a monologue. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Approves Pollution Control Plan for Everglades

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week approved the bulk of a controversial state rule designed to curb phosphorus pollution in the Everglades. >> Read the Full Article

Bush Air Pollution Plan Up Against Deadlocked Senate Committee

Supporters of President Bush's air-pollution plan on Wednesday renewed their push to win its enactment but appear to lack the votes to advance it in the Senate. >> Read the Full Article