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Few in Connecticut Using Renewable Energy

More than two months after being given the option of going "green," fewer than 1 percent of electric customers in Connecticut have. >> Read the Full Article

Calif. Scientists Plan to Kill Barred Owls

Federal scientists are planning to shoot a small number of barred owls they say are crowding out the threatened spotted owl in northern California -- an experiment that could lead to killing thousands of the larger owls on the West Coast. >> Read the Full Article

Mosquito Onslaught Plagues Anchorage Residents

A mild winter that left a thick blanket of snow on the ground, followed by a wet spring, created ideal conditions for thick clouds of mosquitoes and other insects that are plaguing Alaska residents. >> Read the Full Article

Court Orders Protection for Pacific Right Whales

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to draw up plans to protect North Pacific right whales, thought to have been extinct until they were rediscovered in the Bering Sea three years ago. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Power Corporation Unveils New Anaerobic Digester Technology; Electricity from Cow Waste

Environmental Power Corporation (AMEX:EPG), in collaboration with Dairyland Power Cooperative, is formally commissioning the first of its electricity generating anaerobic digester systems. >> Read the Full Article

Draft G8 Communique Takes Only Mild Stance on Illegal Logging

Rich nations in the Group of Eight have failed to heed calls for tough moves on illegal logging and will issue only a mild call for action at a summit next month, according to a leaked draft. >> Read the Full Article

Use Them or Lose Them, Government Tells Ranchers with Grazing Leases

Ranchers will soon get more use of the 160 million acres of government land considered appropriate for livestock grazing. New regulations issued Thursday by the Interior Department will require ranchers to either use the grazing lands they lease from the government or give up their permits so others can use them. >> Read the Full Article

Britain's Blair Caught in G8 Climate Dilemma

British Prime Minister Tony Blair is trapped in a dilemma of his own creation over saving the planet from global warming, analysts say. Blair has put climate change at the heart of his year-long presidency of the Group of Eight industrial nations, but his efforts to get radical action agreed at next month's G8 summit in Scotland are being repeatedly torpedoed by the United States. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Sets New Rules for Cleaner Air in Parks and Wilderness Areas

Visitors to hazy national parks and wilderness areas once again might see a clear day -- even if not forever -- under new rules that will require power plants, steel mills and other facilities to cut pollution by a million tons a year. >> Read the Full Article

Alleged Clean Air Violations to Cost Oil Refineries Nearly $1 Billion in New Pollution Controls

Four companies -- Valero, Sunoco, Tesoro and Suncor Energy -- will install nearly $1 billion in new pollution controls at 18 oil refineries in settlements with the government and seven states over alleged violations of clean air laws. >> Read the Full Article