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'The Columbia… A River That Died and Was Reborn as Money' -- A Guest Commentary

“The Columbia… a river that died and was reborn as money.” Historian Donald Worster’s bleak yet apt observation captures the transformation of the Columbia and Snake River system into an economic engine whose purpose is to provide commodities—water, transportation, flood control and hydroelectricity. >> Read the Full Article

Official Says Pelican Exodus Not Alarming

A top federal wildlife official says the pelican mystery at the Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge may be a natural correction. Nearly 30,000 white pelicans abandoned the refuge last year, leaving eggs and chicks behind. >> Read the Full Article

Grad Student Believes Wood May Replace Oil

A University of Idaho graduate student believes the answer to the world's crude oil crisis grows on trees. Juan Andres Soria says he has developed a process that turns wood into bio-oil, a substance similar to crude oil. >> Read the Full Article

Virginia Officials Educate Immigrant Communities about U.S. Environmental Laws

One year after a bear parts sting landed dozens of Asians in jail, Virginia officials are pursuing more effective ways to educate the state's diverse communities about environmental laws that often clash with cultural traditions. >> Read the Full Article

If We Could Have Written the Energy Bill... More Input from ENN's Readers

Your responses keep rolling in to the question ENN's publisher, Jerry Kay, posed on Tuesday: If you could have written the energy bill, what would you have included? Here's the most recent round of insightful ideas. We'll be collecting as much input as we can over the next few days, so please send in your thoughts! >> Read the Full Article

Innovative Environment-Friendly Products: Soda Club

ENN features many stories about companies that are making innovative products or offering creative services that will improve our health and our environment. ENN Expo was created specifically to showcase those innovations. >> Read the Full Article

Landfill Expert Always Let His Entrepreneurial Talent Go To 'Waste'

The advanced secure residue facility is an odd-looking contraption, a bathtub-shaped, clay-layered lining for landfills that made Lou Wagner's career. >> Read the Full Article

Enviro.BLR.com Survey Finds Most Environmental Pros Feel Unprepared for Disasters

In the midst of an active hurricane season and less than a year after the deadly tsunamis in Asia, a majority of EHS professionals feel that their facilities' emergency planning is not ready to handle a natural disaster, according to an online poll conducted by Enviro.BLR.com. >> Read the Full Article

New California Farm Trail: Sierra Oro Farm Trail Promises a Culinary Glimpse of Specialty Farms in Northern California

Food lovers who have fallen in love with the romance of life on a family farm will be inspired to venture a little bit further north to explore California's newest farm trail, the Sierra Oro Farm Trail. >> Read the Full Article

Smithfield Agrees To Stop Routine Feeding of Antibiotics to Healthy Hogs

Smithfield Foods Inc. will stop feeding antibiotics routinely to healthy hogs used for meat products sold to Compass Group North America Inc., a large food service company. >> Read the Full Article