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EPA Announces Plan for Stricter Controls on Lead in Drinking Water

Stricter monitoring and reporting of problems with lead in drinking water will be required of utilities, states, schools and child care facilities, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Cherished Tradition Sparks Battle over Beach Access along Great Lakes

Walking along the waterfront is a cherished activity in the Great Lakes region, with its thousand miles of shoreline. But some worry that a lawsuit might lead to limits on the beach access people have long enjoyed. >> Read the Full Article

Energy-Efficient Phone Adapter Scoops EPA Design Award

A San Jose circuit maker has been named Grand Champion in the category of Efficiency Challenge 2004, an international design competition for power supply efficiency. >> Read the Full Article

Group Says Ecotourism Plan is Wrong for Bigelow Preserve

Western Maine's future may well lie in the economic development of the state-owned Bigelow Preserve as an ecotourism destination. >> Read the Full Article

'Hot' Hybrids Forecast To Do Slow Burn in Marketplace

Hybrids may be the hottest thing on the market, but their appeal isn't likely to make them a major player in the nation's automobile industry anytime soon. >> Read the Full Article

WRI, Cameroon Agreement Cuts Down Illegal Logging

A landmark partnership formed in 2002 between the government of Cameroon and the World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch (GFW) achieved its first major result with today’s release of a forest-mapping tool designed to help Cameroon reduce illegal logging and ensure better governance. >> Read the Full Article

Soda-Making at Home Eliminates Bottle Waste

Many aren't aware that it is both legal and affordable to make your own soda in the US. >> Read the Full Article

Restless Volcano Creates Hazards in Alaska

Volcanic rumblings at Mount Spurr are creating hazardous conditions for extreme skiers, snowboarders and pilots landing in the area, the Alaska Volcano Observatory said Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Botswana Elephants Hit Namibia Crops, Environment

Botswana's growing elephant population is increasingly thundering across the border into neighboring Namibia and causing havoc, an environmental development group says. >> Read the Full Article

On <i>Beyond Organic</i>: The Many Uses of Hemp

Hemp, a non-psychoactive relative of majiuana, is illegal to cultivate throughout most of the Unites States, despite its versatility -- including use as fuel, food and paper. >> Read the Full Article