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Planners Vote Against Wal-Mart in Columbus, Georgia

Plans to develop a Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Midland area of Columbus met with resistance at Wednesday's Planning Advisory Commission meeting. >> Read the Full Article

February US Hybrid Sales Second-Strongest Ever

Sales of hybrids in the US in February jumped back over the 10,000 unit mark. >> Read the Full Article

AEP Gets Nod to Purchase Wind Power

An agreement that calls for AEP-PSO to buy power from a wind farm planned near Lawton was approved Wednesday by state regulators. >> Read the Full Article

Richardson: Governors Should Have More Say About Drilling on Federal Land

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Wednesday that governors should be allowed to protect environmentally sensitive federal land in their states against oil and gas drilling. >> Read the Full Article

Atlanta Subways to Get TV, Radio Feeds

John Brink looked bored as he stood on the northbound subway Wednesday, skateboard wedged between his legs. >> Read the Full Article

Manure Blamed for Killing Wisconsin Trout

Manure spread on a frozen field is blamed for killing dozens of brown trout in a southern Wisconsin stream, just months after the federal government removed the river from its list of impaired waters. >> Read the Full Article

Winds Trapping Pollutants, Solar Storms Blamed for Arctic Ozone Loss

Ozone levels over the Earth's far north dipped sharply early last year when polar winds trapped nitrogen pollutants, researchers reported Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Seven Rare Whales Found Dead on New Zealand Beach

The carcasses of seven rare Gray's beaked whales have been found on an isolated northern New Zealand beach where they apparently were stranded, the Conservation Department said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Pols are Pushing Cleanup of Creek

Elected officials and environmental advocates are calling on Mayor Bloomberg to clean up toxic Newtown Creek -- whether the city wins the 2012 Olympics or not. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Say Removing All Radioactive Waste from Defense Sites Impractical

A significant amount of radioactive waste from Cold War bomb-making should remain at former production sites, and several locations should be kept open longer than planned to treat waste from elsewhere, scientists recommended Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article