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You Make the Difference! -- An ENN Commentary

Accompanied by the roar of crashing waves and the song of tiny frogs practicing their nocturnal serenade, my colleagues and I arrived at the end of another workday on Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast -- a region blessed by natural beauty and rich local culture. >> Read the Full Article

Dozens of Closed Military Bases are on EPA's Superfund List of Worst Toxic Waste Sites

Thirty-four military bases shut down since 1988 are on the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund list of worst toxic waste sites -- most of them for at least 15 years -- and not one is completely cleaned up. >> Read the Full Article

Project Bringing Eagles Back to Ireland

An effort to reintroduce the golden eagle in Ireland, where the bird of prey was hunted to extinction nearly a century ago, has taken an important step forward, the project's manager announced Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Bahrain Adds Sea Horse-Shaped Island to Odd Collection of Manmade Gulf Archipelago

Man-made islands shaped like palm trees and a map of the world are already rising above the turquoise Persian Gulf, and Bahrain said Wednesday it wants to join the craze by building an island of its own -- in the shape of a sea horse. >> Read the Full Article

Salmon Farm Escapees Threaten Wild Cousins, WWF Says

A quarter of salmon in seas off Norway are escapees from fish farms, threatening the survival of their wild cousins in a cautionary tale for fish farmers worldwide, the WWF conservation group said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Backpackers Flock to Rebuild Thai Party Island

Two young British men sit shirtless on a Phi Phi beach, wearing surfer shorts, leather thong necklaces and Indian bracelets -- an iconic image of one of the great party-hard destinations on the hippie-backpacker trail. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Says Toxic Pollution Levels Fall Six Percent

Despite increases in levels of mercury, PCBs and dioxin, overall chemical pollution released into the environment fell more than 6 percent in the latest report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. >> Read the Full Article

New Species of Rodent Found in Laos

Is it a squirrel, a rat, a guinea pig? Maybe a chinchilla? The long-whiskered rodent with stubby legs and a tail covered with dense hair resembles them all but has turned out be a previously unknown species that actually represents an entire new family of wildlife, the Wildlife Conservation Society said. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Forum Review: Our Readers Speak

This week on ENN we're starting a new series that will highlight some of the interesting comments made by you, our readers, in the ENN Forum. >> Read the Full Article

You Make the Difference!

(By Ronald Sanabria) My colleagues and I arrived at the end of another workday on Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast -- a region blessed by natural beauty and rich local culture. We met to learn about effective business management practices for tourism businesses, designed to help us interact responsibly with the natural and cultural resources that attract visitors to the region. These resources are the “green gold” that has made tourism one of the most important industries of the Costa Rican economy. >> Read the Full Article