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NRC Chairman Says U.S. Needs 100 New Nuclear Power Plants across Country

The United States needs to add about 100 nuclear power plants over the next two decades to meet burgeoning demand for electric power and maintain the current generating mix, Nils J. Diaz, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission told reporters. >> Read the Full Article

Sharing Gas Tax Will Help Cities

(By Dr. David Suzuki) Official or not, it seems that our federal politicians are in full-on electioneering mode. Right now, whatever they say and do is being watched very carefully by their opponents and members of the media. Everything is put through an election filter to see how what is being said has been designed to win more votes. >> Read the Full Article

Small Oil Company Touts Potentially Huge Discovery, Analysts Skeptical

A tiny oil company has snapped up leasing rights to a half-million acres in central Utah that it says could yield a billion barrels or more of oil. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Organic Beauty Products

Many websites are now touting beauty products that are "organic." But some of these companies' offerings are loaded with chemicals, and the consumer has to check the veracity the "organic" claims. >> Read the Full Article

Impoverished Arkansas Delta Towns Hope 'Lord God' Bird Will Work an Economic Miracle

If the ivory-billed woodpecker was magic to early-day American Indians, perhaps it can work some magic for the modern-day residents trying to scratch out a living in this poor Delta region. >> Read the Full Article

Park Closes Lake to Protect Rare Mollusk

Officials have closed one of the park's lakes to swimming in order to protect a small, rare mollusk living there. Biologists say the Rocky Mountain capshell limpet needs the protection in Lost Lake, one of only 17 known homes to the limpet, because swimmers could too easily crush the small creatures. >> Read the Full Article

Sharing Gas Tax Will Help Cities -- An ENN Commentary

Official or not, it seems that our federal politicians are in full-on electioneering mode. Right now, whatever they say and do is being watched very carefully by their opponents and members of the media. Everything is put through an election filter to see how what is being said has been designed to win more votes. >> Read the Full Article

Three Snails Thought Extinct Discovered

Three snails listed as extinct have been rediscovered in the Coosa and Cahaba rivers, the Nature Conservancy announced. Jeff Garner, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' mollusk biologist, rediscovered the cobble elimia and the nodulose Coosa River snail on a dive in the Coosa River. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Groups Say Removing Burned Trees from Montana Forest Could Harm Grizzly Bears

Removing trees burned during fires in a national forest could harm grizzly bears in one of the few states where they live outside Alaska, two environmental groups claim in a lawsuit. >> Read the Full Article

House Panel Boosts National Park Spending, Cuts Local Water Projects

A House panel cut federal aid for local water projects but boosted money for National Park Service operations in a bill that devotes $26.2 billion to natural resource programs next year. >> Read the Full Article