GM is saying that despite its bankruptcy the plug-in hybrid Volt still has the greenlight for a 2010 launch. But does it?
"Federal officials must reconsider the irregular water releases from Glen Canyon Dam, which may harm the humpback chub, an endangered fish."
"Environmentalists feel betrayed by the EPA's decision not to block new mountaintop mining projects."
The toxic, PCB-laced sediment now being dredged from the Hudson River has to go somewhere -- a landfill in Texas.
"The federal government should ban the use of lead weights, those fingertip-size chunks of metal that balance the tires of cars and trucks, says a petition filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week."
A new technology called LED lighting promises more savings in greenhouse emissions and longer appliance life than compact fluorescent bulbs -- at a price.
"Manufacturers of cans for beverages and foods and some of their biggest customers, including Coca-Cola, are trying to devise a public relations and lobbying strategy to block government bans of a controversial chemical used in the linings of metal cans and lids."
By CHERYL DORSCHNER
Every year that moveable feast, known as the SEJ Conference Saturday night reception, rolls out its local talent and regional cuisine. Veteran conference-goers still speak in hushed tones of the 2003 party at New Orleans' Mardi Gras World and gyrate at the thought of 2004 in Pittsburgh with "No Bad Ju-Ju."
This year, the Vermont conference team promises to take the concept of "local" to a new level, thanks to this event's sponsorship by co-host the University of Vermont.
By BETTE HILEMAN
Until very recently, the mere mention that fluoridated water might cause adverse health effects was likely to be met with deep skepticism, even derision. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention still calls water fluoridation the greatest health triumph of the past 50 years.
But those attitudes are beginning to change.
By CHRISTINE HEINRICHs
Highly Pathogenic A (H5N1) Avian Influenza (AI) is killing birds and occasionally infecting and killing humans. This story continues to develop as both breaking news and a continuing story involving commercial poultry industry, ethnic differences, rural life, Third World poverty, and global and domestic preparedness for a disease pandemic.