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New Report Refuels Debate on Wind Farm

As the federal government begins a 60-day public comment period before it can make a final decision on the proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound, the project's chief opponent says the government should allow more time for public response to a crucial 4,000-page report that appears to pave the way for the wind farm's approval. >> Read the Full Article

Marsh Grass Threatens Plants in S.F. Bay

An exotic marsh grass is spreading throughout San Francisco Bay more rapidly than anticipated, threatening native plants and birds and prompting an urgent search for ways to eradicate it. >> Read the Full Article

Americans, Europeans May Never Agree When it Comes to Fuel-Efficient Cars

In America, $2-a-gallon gas is still new, and they're lining up for a car called the Toyota Prius that will get an honest 44 miles per gallon. >> Read the Full Article

Boston Mayor to Require 'Green' Public Buildings

Mayor Thomas M. Menino will require all new city government buildings to be "green" and will begin to push large private projects to be environmentally friendly as well. >> Read the Full Article

Projected Tab for Wastewater Cleanup Set at $305 Million in Missouri

Sewer services in Missouri are bound to become more expensive: A state analysis predicts private and public wastewater-treatment operators could spend $305 million to comply with new requirements to disinfect effluent. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Faults Boston-Area communities on Charles River Pipes

The US Environmental Protection Agency yesterday ordered four municipalities along the Charles River to remove what officials described as illicit pipes discharging raw sewage into the murky river. >> Read the Full Article

Teck Cominco to Appeal U.S. Pollution Ruling

Canadian miner Teck Cominco Ltd. will appeal a U.S. judge's refusal to dismiss a case over cross-border pollution of a lake on the Columbia River, a spokesman said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Australian Farm Group Announces Research

Farmers said Tuesday they are investigating alternatives to slicing flesh from live sheep to prevent them from becoming infested with flies, after animal advocates urged a boycott of Australian wool to protest the "grossly inhumane" practice. >> Read the Full Article

Zoological Society Unveils Research Center at San Diego Wild Animal Park

A new research center at the San Diego Wild Animal Park is giving animal conservation researchers a chance to spread their wings -- or at least their elbows and imaginations. >> Read the Full Article

Feds Reject Considering White-Tailed Prairie Dog for Protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected a request Tuesday to consider federal protection for the white-tailed prairie dog, prompting the threat of a lawsuit by environmental groups. >> Read the Full Article