Environment

Here's a comeback story for the ages: The Elwha River in Washington, dammed for the production of hydroelectric power for almost a century, runs wild again.
19 hours ago   National Geographic
<p>Flooding in the Mississippi River floodplain in Missouri caused federal officials to call for the removal of buildings and homes in the threatened area in 1993. But now, development is being allowed in the same flood-prone areas.</p>
Mar 20, 2008   Grist
<p>Controversy over noise and property values have pitted homeowners against city officials with plans to build an off-road vehicle park in Juneau, Alaska.</p>
Mar 20, 2008   Juneau Empire
<p><em>Grist</em> offers this interactive look at various Army Corps of Engineers projects along the Mississippi River, part of its series on the Corp and the River.</p>
Mar 18, 2008   Grist
<p>In an unlikely meeting of minds, environmentalists, the Port of Portland and other industrial groups have come together to request funding for the protection of sensitive waterfront habitats along the Willamette River.</p>
Mar 17, 2008   The Portland Tribune
<p>Israel's 450-mile long "security fence" is causing controversy not just because of the opposition of Palestinians in the West Bank, but because it will run through sensitive habitat and affect the ability of wildlife to access food and water.</p>
Mar 16, 2008   Orion
<p>This report from <em>Weekend America</em> talks with an urban food forager and looks at how to find food on the street in L.A.</p>
Mar 15, 2008   Weekend America
<p>A severe drought in Australia has cut into the country's wheat production -- and pushed prices up all over the world.</p>
Mar 15, 2008   BBC
<p>Forbes looks at the world's 25 most polluted cities, and concludes that governments and industries need to realize how cost-effective pollution remediation is.</p>
Mar 14, 2008   Forbes
<p>The coal industry, electric utilities and manufacturers are in line to get trillions of dollars in federal funding to reduce carbon emissions, leaving virtually no money for smart growth and transit solutions to climate change.</p>
Mar 14, 2008   California Planning & Development Repot
<p>The mega cities of the developing world are expected to experience increasing rates of growth in the coming decades. The growth in population will be a challenge, but so will be dealing with the increase in air pollution.</p>
Mar 13, 2008   CNN