Spain's Worst Drought in Six Decades Prompts Debate over Water Resources
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Ciaran Oiles, Associated Press
No sooner are you off the plane at Alicante's sunblasted airport but the billboards leap out with enticing advertisements of palm-treed, seaside villas, swimming pools and emerald green golf courses.
EarthNews Radio: Wildflowers
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
As spring slips into summer, one great way to mark the change of seasons is to view wildflowers as they come and go.
After Years of Drought, Rising Water is Enlarging, Changing Utah's Great Salt Lake
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Jennifer Dobner, Associated Press
The water in the Great Salt Lake has begun rising again after years of drought, changing the landscape and starting to submerge one of Utah's best-known artifacts: an enormous earth sculpture called the Spiral Jetty.
Endangered Condors Soar Over Grand Canyon
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Michelle Roberts, Associated Press
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon has long been a favorite of human visitors gawking at the stunning views and taking advantage of the manmade services. As it turns out, the South Rim also is a favorite of endangered California condors -- for many of the same reasons.
U.S. Senate Panel Delays Lawn Mower Clean Air Plans
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Richard Cowan, Reuters
A Senate committee Thursday sought to delay the development of federal rules that would clamp down on emissions from lawn mowers and other high-polluting outdoor equipment.
Who Owns the Earth? -- An ENN Commentary
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Steven J. Moss, San Francisco Community Power
Americans strongly believe in the right to own, and sell, almost everything, from cleaning products that emit health-damaging volatile organic compounds to nature itself, in the form of large tracts of private property populated by wild animals.
Feds to Seek End of Federal Protection for Grizzlies in Yellowstone Area
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press
Federal wildlife officials say they plan to propose ending Endangered Species Act protection for grizzly bears around Yellowstone National Park.
Ex-Lobbyist Leaves White House Environmental Job
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
A senior official at the White House Council on Environmental Quality has resigned, days after a newspaper reported he changed some government reports to downplay links between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.
Indians Near Jungle Highway Fear Pavement Will Destroy Their Way of Life
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Clendenning, Associated Press
By the slow-moving Tapajos River, monkeys murmur in the forest and Munduruku Indians with bows and arrows tiptoe along the riverbank, hunting turtles. Two boys fish for the family lunch, not even bothering with bait. To attract the piranha, they simply bang on the side of their boat.
Senate Moving Toward Adding Climate Provisions to Energy Bill
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press
Despite opposition from the White House, a growing number of Republicans and Democrats in the Senate want to address global warming, including limits on heat-trapping emissions, as part of the country's broad energy policy.