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Michigan Court Rules that Public Has Right to Walk along Great Lakes Beaches

People can stroll along Michigan's 3,200 miles of Great Lakes beaches whether lakefront property owners like it or not, the state Supreme Court ruled. The decision overturned an appeals court ruling that the state owns that land -- but that owners of adjacent property have exclusive use of it and can kick others out. >> Read the Full Article

Time to Tackle the Pirates -- A Guest Commentary

The skull-and-cross-bone flags may be gone, but pirates are still sailing the oceans -- and still plundering as they go. The loot these days is not gold and jewels, but fish. And by unwittingly buying these illegally obtained spoils, you and I are helping drive fish populations to extinction. >> Read the Full Article

Africanized Honeybees Found in Louisiana

Nearly 30 years after a TV movie showed the Superdome saving New Orleans from "killer bees," Louisiana has joined other southern-tier states with confirmed sightings of the aggressive insects. >> Read the Full Article

Warming Making Hurricanes Stronger, Study Says

Is global warming making hurricanes more ferocious? New research suggests the answer is yes. Scientists call the findings both surprising and "alarming" because they suggest global warming is influencing storms now -- rather than in the distant future. >> Read the Full Article

Energy Bill a Disappointment, and Opportunity, for Wind, Solar and Biofuel Boosters

America's fledgling renewable energy industry won't be significantly transformed by the energy bill Congress passed Friday. To the disappointment of environmentalists and those with a financial stake in alternatives to fossil fuels, most of the $14.5 billion in tax breaks will help producers and users of oil, natural gas and coal. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental News Network Launches ENN Expo

Environmental News Network announced today the launch of its latest interactive feature, ENN Expo. >> Read the Full Article

Toyota-GM Talks on Fuel Cell Venture Stalled

Talks between Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors Corp. on a joint venture to develop fuel cell cars have stalled as the rivals are nervous about sharing state-of-the-art technologies, informed sources said Saturday. >> Read the Full Article

Feds Subpoena Home Depot Records in Hazardous Waste Probe

Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles have issued a grand jury subpoena to The Home Depot Inc. seeking documents and information relating to the company's handling, storage and disposal of hazardous waste. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Urban Age Magazine

Urban Age magazine started 15 years ago to report on, among other things, the environmental breakthroughs happening in cities around the world. >> Read the Full Article

4th Annual Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair to Be Held in August

The fourth annual Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair is August 13 & 14 at the Ogle County Fairgrounds near Oregon, Illinois. >> Read the Full Article