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Wet Winter Raises Threat of Mississippi River Flooding

For now, the Mississippi River valley, swollen from snow melt and rain, is mostly a nuisance. But with the rest of winter and spring ahead, there are growing worries about the threat of devastating flooding. >> Read the Full Article

Casino Developers Granted Permit to Build Resort Near Wetlands in U.S. Virgin Islands

The government granted casino developers a permit to build a $150 million resort near sensitive wetlands, drawing complaints from environmentalists. >> Read the Full Article

Academy Report Sees Benefits of Existing Clean Air Program

The Bush administration's plans for cutting air pollution could achieve less at certain plants than an existing program targeted by the White House, the National Academy of Sciences suggested Thursday in an interim report. >> Read the Full Article

Appeals Court Lifts Injunction Blocking Logging from Site of Nation's Worst Wildfire in 2002

An appeals court Thursday lifted its injunction barring salvage logging from the site of the nation's worst wildfire in 2002 -- an issue that has pitted environmentalists against the timber industry and Bush administration. >> Read the Full Article

Tampa, Fla.-Based Utility to Spend $300 Million to Slash Pollution

Tampa Electric Co. said Thursday it will spend $300 million to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions at its Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach. >> Read the Full Article

Owens-Corning Faces Asbestos-Liability Nightmare Again in Court

In filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy four years ago, Owens Corning executives said they wanted to put the firm's multibillion-dollar asbestos-liability nightmare behind them. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Seeking Review on Potential Health Risks of Chemical Used in Teflon

A chemical used to make the nonstick substance Teflon is being considered by the Environmental Protection Agency as a potential health risk. >> Read the Full Article

Notes from Anna: A Detour in Search of an Intersection

When ENN's Publisher, Jerry Kay, suggested that I write "Notes" as a column on the common ground between environmentalism and culture, I took the challenge without a second thought. >> Read the Full Article

Groups Cite Sprawl as Threat to 1,200 Rare Plants, Animals

Urban sprawl is gobbling up open spaces in fast-growing metropolitan areas so quickly that it could spell extinction for nearly 1,200 species of plants and animals, environmental groups say. >> Read the Full Article

Biotech Crop Harvest Comes Amid Discord

Farmers around the globe planting genetically engineered crops enjoyed another bumper harvest last year even as political and financial pressure mounted from skeptical consumers in Europe and pockets of the United States, an industry-supported group said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article