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Hatcheries May Be Releasing Pollutants along with Fish

When environmental regulators last winter tried to solve the mystery of how a toxic chemical wound up in the mountain-fed waters of Icicle Creek, they stumbled on a surprising potential culprit: a federal fish hatchery. >> Read the Full Article

Court Tells EPA to Stop Tracking Releases of Widely Used Chemical Solvent

The government can no longer require chemical makers and users to account for how much methyl ethyl ketone, a widely used ingredient in plastics, textiles and paints, is released into the environment each year. >> Read the Full Article

Seed Industry Says One-Billionth Acre of Biotech Seed Has Been Planted

Biotech farmers this week are lauding what they say is a milestone for the industry -- the planting of the billionth acre of biotech seed. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Hemp-Based Foods

You've heard of hemp products such as paper and clothing. But have you heard of hemp-based foods? >> Read the Full Article

Time is Energy

(By Steven J. Moss) When the clock strikes noon on a weekday, you can almost hear utility meters across the nation clicking faster. During the six-hour consumption peak – roughly from noon to six in the evening, though times vary by location and customer mix - electricity sells for a premium, and inefficient power plants run harder, spewing out more pollution. >> Read the Full Article

The Solar Store Helps Central Oregon Shine in Renewable Energy Resources

As a visitor eyes a gleaming line of electric bicycles in a converted bungalow near the Bend Parkway, Michael Ridden employs a time-tested sales technique. "Would you like to go for a ride?" he asks, smiling. >> Read the Full Article

Alaska-Yukon Rail Link Could Boost Economies, but Some Canadians are Suspicious

A rail link between Alaska and Canada, proposed as a faster way to transport natural resources, would also enable the United States to support anti-ballistic missile silos and military bases, a new report says. >> Read the Full Article

DuPont Settles Charges over Pollutant

DuPont Co. and the Bush administration have agreed to settle allegations that the company hid from the public and regulators important information about the dangers of the toxic chemical C8. >> Read the Full Article

India to Set up Tsunami Alert System by Sept. 2007

India, hit hard by Asia's tsunami last year, will have a warning system ready by September 2007 to protect its eastern and western coasts from killer waves, officials said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists Crank up Heat on Utilities

Turning up the heat on publicly traded power companies that are contributing to global warming, the National Environmental Trust recently compiled a list of the industry's top 50 greenhouse gas producers. >> Read the Full Article