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Environmental Protection, the Economy, and Jobs: What is the Bottom Line?

Does environmental protection harm the economy and destroy jobs or facilitate economic growth and create jobs? >> Read the Full Article

Umbra Opines on Reproduction

A simple question about personal environmental responsibility provokes eco-maven Umbra Fisk to dispense advice on parenting (or not). Read how Umbra tackles this thorny issue, daintily, with a 10-foot pole -- on the Grist Magazine website. >> Read the Full Article

Water, Sanitation Key to Disaster Response, Long-Term Development

The lack of major outbreaks of disease in areas hit by the Dec. 26 tsunami is largely due to the rapid deployment of clean water and sanitation teams, the international Red Cross said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil's Wetlands Threatened by Agribusiness

The boom in agribusiness in Brazil's midwest threatens to destroy the world's largest freshwater wetland, scientists said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

On <i>Beyond Organic</i>: 'Pharming'

The next time you're eating rice, do you really want to worry whether it's been contaminated with drugs? Welcome to "pharming" -- the new genetic engineering science that turns corn, rice and even animals, into drug-manufacturing factories. >> Read the Full Article

Figures Show British Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rose in 2003

The British government insisted Monday that the country was on track to meet Kyoto Protocol targets, despite new figures showing that carbon dioxide emissions rose in recent years. >> Read the Full Article

Tour Rush Seen in Alaska Refuge before Oil Drilling

As Congress moves closer to approving the Bush administration's controversial plan for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, some Alaskans are expecting a rush of visitors who want to hike, raft and camp before any drilling starts. >> Read the Full Article

Agency Admits Using Faulty Data on Endangered Florida Panthers

Criticized by a whistle-blower, the Fish and Wildlife Service conceded Monday that it bungled some of the science used in protecting Florida's endangered panthers. >> Read the Full Article

South America Wetlands May Be 'Next Everglades,' Report Says

Giant South American wetlands are under threat from farming and house building and could shrink like Florida's Everglades last century, a study by U.N. experts said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Company Touts Plasma Technology to Reduce Waste, Create Alternative Fuel

This month ENN has told you about a number of companies that are creating alternatives to common products and services in order to enhance our environment. One company, Startech Environmental Corp., wants to solve two problems at once. >> Read the Full Article