• Colorado adopts rules that protect wildlife from drilling operations.

Coal project moves ahead in Kentucky.

Pine beetle infestation may affect weather and air quality.

• North Carolina experiencing gas shortage.

Northeastern and West Coast women chock full of mercury.

Pollution from Hurricane Ike could have been much worse.

• Is wind the new ethanol?

• Al Gore encourages civil disobedience to stop coal plants.

• EPA issues temporary waivers of ethanol fuel requirements in hurricane-hit states.