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Radioactive Fuel Rods Still Missing from Vermont Nuclear Plant

Three weeks of searching hasn't turned up any evidence of the missing highly radioactive fuel rod pieces at the Vermont Yankee plant. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

A 'Dimmer' View of Climate Change

You've probably heard about global warming, maybe also climactic cooling. Scientists have identified another phenomenon called 'global dimming'. They say the world is getting darker. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Whiteface Plan Includes Day-Use Rental Cabins

The Adirondack Park Agency is poised to approve a new plan for the ski area at Whiteface Mountain. The most controversial addition will be a series of rental day-use cabins. Environmental groups say the structures would violate the "forever wild" provision of the state's constitution. Chris Knight has details.  Go to full article

"Got Milk?" Campaign Provokes Lawsuit

Dairy farmers across the country contribute part of their paychecks into a government program which pays for a national advertising campaign. Supporters say the "Got Milk?"...  Go to full article

Tracking Money Trail of Dirtiest Power Plants

A study by two environmental groups finds close ties between the Bush campaign and some of the top polluters in the power plant industry. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's...  Go to full article

Tour de Burn Barrel Visits Albany

A bill now circulating in the state legislature would ban the open burning of trash and other toxic materials in rural communities around the state. The legislation is backed...  Go to full article

Court Case Still Affecting Polluters

Thirty years ago, a court case on the far reaches of Lake Superior changed the balance of power between polluters and the government. For the first time ever, a judge issued...  Go to full article

Study: Acid Rain Depletes Forest Soil

Acid rain isn't a new threat to the environment. But its effect on trees and soils has been a point of debate. Now, a new study supports the theory that acid rain can deplete...  Go to full article

Muddy Waters Around Wetlands Ruling

Around the country, there are small, isolated swampy areas that are home to a lot of plants and animals. You can often hear frogs singing, or see ducks dabbling for food in...  Go to full article

Governors Call For Uniform Water Standards

Some Great Lakes governors have agreed they should adopt a consistent set of rules for determining whether their water is clean and safe. We have more from the Great Lakes...  Go to full article

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