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EPA Overlooked Health Impact...

The Bush administration overlooked health effects and sided with the electric industry in developing rules for cutting toxic mercury pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Week In Review: January 31st - February 4th

Global warming grabbed headlines this week with news from Exeter, England, site of a major climate conference called "Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change." >> Read the Full Article

Guards, Governments Seek to Save African Forests

Patrolling in a wooden boat between the thickly forested banks of the broad Sangha river, the four "eco-guards" have something to show for their efforts to tackle poaching in this swathe of central Africa. >> Read the Full Article

Bush Seeks $867 Million Budget for Forest Thinning

The Bush administration will ask Congress to increase funding to $867 million in fiscal year 2006 for a plan to help reduce the risk of wildfires in federal forests, a senior administration official said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

The 51 Percent Solution

(By Carl Pope) For the past four years, the Sierra Club focused on stopping the Bush administration's destructive environmental policies... >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Group Says Oil and Gas Wells in Western States not Being Inspected Enough

An environmental group says oil and gas wells in five western states aren't being inspected often enough, and the inspections that are done are more likely for production than ecological concerns. >> Read the Full Article

Trees Could Grow Cash for DuPage

Budget constraints over the last few years might have inspired a few government officials to dream of ways to grow money on trees. But now a leading conservation group is pushing an innovative way to raise money by growing trees -- and DuPage County is taking it seriously. >> Read the Full Article

Free Bags May Get the Sack

Paper or plastic? It might not matter soon. >> Read the Full Article

Rare Plant Nearly Wiped Out by Work Crew

One of California's rarest plants was nearly wiped out of existence when Marin County workers used a backhoe to clear a plugged roadside drain in the species' sole habitat. >> Read the Full Article

Insurers Agree to $93 Million Settlement Over Hazardous Waste Site in California

California has won a $93 million settlement with 16 insurance companies over cleanup costs at a notorious hazardous waste site. >> Read the Full Article