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Lake Woe-be-here

The pristine environment around Lake Baikal in Siberia, the world’s deepest freshwater lake, is endangered by a joint Russian-Chinese plan to build an oil pipeline through the region, Greenpeace warned yesterday. A month ago, Russian …

Down, but Not Out

Here’s a spot of good news: Releases of toxic chemicals by U.S. industries declined 15 percent between 2000 and 2001 (the most recent year for which data are available) and dropped by more than 50 …

A Bug’s Death

The “splatometer” is poised to become the next hip conservation tool. Worried that insect numbers seem to be falling in Britain, and that the drop may be leading to a decline in birds, the Royal …

An All-American 4th of July

Kirk Henderson, Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Program

Kirk Henderson is program manager for the Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Program, a project of the Native Roadside Vegetation Center at the University of Northern Iowa. Monday, 30 Jun 2003 CEDAR FALLS, Iowa In 1989, …

The Rhode to Recovery

Enviros and river lovers are celebrating the remarkable recovery of the Blackstone River in Rhode Island, the result of a 30-year grassroots effort to clean up what locals once dubbed the Black Hole of the …

The Feminine Mistake

Water contaminated with residue from birth-control pills can bend the gender of male fish, according to Canadian researchers who presented scientific findings last week to the American Chemistry Council. In the most controlled experiment to …

A Pregnant Pause

Women who were exposed to the pesticide DDT while in the womb had more difficulties getting pregnant as adults than did those who had no exposure, according to a new study published in the British …

Pump and Circumstance

The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will hear a case about the Florida Everglades that tests the scope of the federal government’s ability to fight pollution. At issue is how much power the …

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