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Winds Trapping Pollutants, Solar Storms, Blamed for Arctic Ozone Loss

Ozone levels over the Earth's far north dipped sharply early last year when polar winds trapped nitrogen pollutants, researchers reported Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Senate Panel Delays Emissions Vote Again

Sen. James Inhofe, chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, again delayed a panel vote on a Bush administration plan to cut utility air pollution Tuesday after four panel members asked for more data. >> Read the Full Article

Connecticut River Advocates Take on Pollution, ATVs

All terrain vehicle use along the Connecticut River and mercury contamination of the water were among the most significant concerns discussed at a meeting of the Connecticut River Joint Commissions Monday in Lebanon, N.H. >> Read the Full Article

California Golf Club Told it Dropped the Ball

The Angeles National Golf Club could face fines and potential prosecution for bulldozing streams and endangered species habitat in the Big Tujunga Wash during the January storms. >> Read the Full Article

Washington State Gas Tax Plan Calls for Hike of 4 Cents

Business, labor and environmental leaders asked the Legislature on Monday to boost the state gas tax by 10 cents a gallon to raise at least $8 billion for transportation projects over the next decade. >> Read the Full Article

Planned Biofuel Plant to Use Clarkson-Developed Technology

A biodiesel and bioheating plant using technology created at Clarkson University could be operational by the end of June, plant investors said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Sustainable Economy This Week

In the month of March ENN is focusing on the concept of "sustainable economy." >> Read the Full Article

Research May Help Fight Tiny Bee Pests

Research at the University of Minnesota could help fight a parasite that may have killed up to half the North American bee population in the past year. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Research Ship Pays US$2 Million Fine for Reef Damage

Mexico announced Monday that a U.S. research ship has paid a fine of 2,221,720 pesos (US$20 million, euro15 million) for having run aground on a coral reef and damaged it. >> Read the Full Article

Umbra on Avoiding Unsightly Bathroom Mold

A reader inquiry about removing bathroom mold without toxic chemicals sends Umbra on a cleaner-testing jag, squirting this and that all over the Grist Test Bathroom. The things she does for you people! Find out the results and get lectured on the benefits of planning ahead -- in Ask Umbra, on the Grist Magazine website. >> Read the Full Article