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Seven Final, Five Proposed Superfund Sites Announced

EPA is continuing to make progress in protecting public health, cleaning up the nation's hazardous waste and encouraging economic revitalization and land reuse by adding seven sites and proposing five additional sites to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. >> Read the Full Article

Minister of the Environment Will Not Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada on Belledune Facility

Bennett Environmental announced today that The Honourable Stephane Dion, Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, has accepted the July 19, 2005 Federal Court of Appeal decision, which upheld a lower court order setting aside the Federal Government's referral of the Bennett Environmental High-Temperature Thermal Oxidizer to a federal environmental assessment review panel. >> Read the Full Article

Ecolab Inc. Lauded for Improving Air Quality and Reducing Traffic Congestion

Ecolab Inc. has been designated one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). >> Read the Full Article

Judge Frees Jailed Mexican Environmentalist Whose Case Drew Worldwide Attention

A judge in western Mexico on Thursday ruled there was insufficient evidence and dismissed all charges against a Mexican environmentalist whose dubious imprisonment for murder sparked international outcry. >> Read the Full Article

Two Mississippi Dolphins Rescued after Katrina

Wildlife experts Thursday rescued two of eight bottlenose dolphins swept from their aquarium home into the Gulf of Mexico by Hurricane Katrina and said they hoped to recapture the others in the next few days. >> Read the Full Article

EU Delegation Signs Deal with Bosnia on Environmental Monitoring System

The European Union and Bosnia-Herzegovina agreed on Friday to establish a system for monitoring the Balkan country's environment, a statement said Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Officials Say Anthrax Killed 37 Montana Cattle

Anthrax has killed 37 cattle on a northeast Montana ranch now under quarantine, the state veterinarian said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Senate Panel Plans EPA Rollback in Katrina Recovery

A Senate panel is drafting legislation that would allow the Environmental Protection Agency to suspend any anti-pollution regulations for 120 days to help in the recovery from Hurricane Katrina, an environmental group said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Scientist Says Global Warming Options Exist

Global warming poses a threat to the earth, but humans can probably ease the climate threats brought on by rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, global climate specialist Richard Alley told an audience at the University of Vermont. >> Read the Full Article

Bigger Brained Birds Do Better, Study Says

Birds with bigger brains adapted better to the environment and therefore did better, according to scientists from The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Liverpool University and Birmingham University. >> Read the Full Article