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High Levels of Mercury Found in Vt. Birds

Scientists have found high levels of mercury in songbirds on Vermont mountaintops. Researchers at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science announced this week that mercury was found in the blood and feathers of the rarely seen Bicknell's thrush on Mount Mansfield and Stratton Mountain. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Orders Smog, Soot Reductions to Benefit People Downwind from Power Plants

The Bush administration on Thursday ordered reductions in smog and soot pollution across 28 states in the East, South and Midwest with the goal of making the air cleaner to breathe for people downwind of coal-burning power plants. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Prove Less Trees, Less Rain

Australian scientists have found that deforestation along the Amazon River in South America was reducing rainfall and causing climate change in the region. >> Read the Full Article

Week in Review: March 7th - 11th

Industrial pollution dominated environmental news this week, led by the push-and-pull in the Senate Environment Committee over the Bush administration's utility pollution bill. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: March 7th - 11th

Industrial pollution dominated environmental news this week, led by the push-and-pull in the Senate Environment Committee over the Bush administration's utility pollution bill. >> Read the Full Article

Contractor for Hanford Waste Cleanup Fined for Worker Contaminations

The company overseeing cleanup of highly radioactive waste on the Hanford nuclear reservation has been fined more than $300,000 for violating worker safety standards, the Department of Energy said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Lying about Environmentalists

(By Chris Clarke) In the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami, some were horrified to read that environmentalists had tried to capitalize on the tragedy to score points on the global warming issue. >> Read the Full Article

'World Record' Stork Killed by French Power Lines

A satellite-tagged white stork whose progress was monitored by scientists for over 2,000 days was killed after it was electrocuted by power lines in France, a conservation group said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Tribes and Forest Service Discuss Sacred Sites

Tribal leaders, elders and members met with National Forest Service officials in a two-day consultation/listening session to begin a process of forming an advisory group, define consultation and sacred sites in an atmosphere a majority of people described as powerful and unprecedented in dealings with federal agencies. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Smelter Blamed for Lake's Pollution

Most of the lead, cadmium and other heavy metals pollution sampled from Lake Roosevelt, the reservoir behind the Grand Coulee Dam, came from a smelter in Trail, British Columbia, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. >> Read the Full Article