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"The Obama administration is withdrawing a controversial Bush-era logging plan for millions of acres of federal forests in western Oregon."
Florida is holding a regulated hunt to eliminate Burmese pythons that have invaded the Everglades.
"Should the federal government store 17,000 tons of mercury at the Idaho National Laboratory? 'The answer is no,' said Gov. Butch Otter."
"A controversial alternative to the ozone-depleting pesticide methyl bromide could be in use in Pajaro Valley strawberry fields next year."
"For years, the stumbling block for making renewable energy practical and dependable has been how to store electricity for days when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing. But new technologies suggest this goal may finally be within reach."
"The Corps is proposing to eliminate the use of its streamlined permit process -- in this case Nationwide Permit 21, or NWP 21 -- for the approval of surface coal mining in Appalachia."
"The Senate confirmed on Wednesday retired astronaut Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden as administrator of NASA, just in time for the space agency's 40th anniversary celebrations of man's first steps on the moon."
"The U.S. Justice Department has asked the Supreme Court to overturn a legal decision between the Interior Department and Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC.N) that, if allowed to stand, could cost the government billions of dollars in lost oil royalties from energy companies."
Florida has become the first state in the country to set regulations for the purity of honey -- prohibiting chemicals or additives, including corn syrup sweeteners, in products marked as honey.
Sen. John F. Kerry (D-MA) penned a response criticising AK Gov. Sarah Palin's July 14, 2009, Washington Post op-ed slamming the Democrat's cap-and-trade plan. The blogosphere buzz built by Palin's foray into climate matters suggests she may still have a role to play in U.S. politics. Both Republicans and Democrats seem to hope so.