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Ontario Plans Renewable Energy for 100,000 Homes

Ontario plans 10 new energy projects that could supply power to 100,000 homes from renewable sources like wind, hydro and landfill biogas, the provincial government said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Maryland Governor's List of Surplus Property Alarms Environmentalists, Legislators

Gov. Robert Ehrlich wants to sell off land, buildings and other surplus state property in a plan that has alarmed environmentalists and led to a feud with Maryland's biggest and most influential newspaper, The (Baltimore) Sun. >> Read the Full Article

Flame Retardant PBDE Found in Lake Michigan, Adding to Concerns

Concentrations of a flame retardant banned by many European countries have been found in Lake Michigan and are increasing, adding to concerns over previous findings that the chemicals were showing up in supermarket foods and women's breast milk. >> Read the Full Article

Land Adjacent to California's Yosemite Park Bought by Conservation Group

A picturesque landscape of sugar pine, incense cedar and white fir trees adjacent to Yosemite National Park's western boundary near El Portal will be protected from development under a deal announced Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Groups Join, Seek Action on Global Warming

More than a dozen conservation and public health advocacy groups joined on Tuesday to throw their collective support behind further legislative action to prevent global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Montenegro's Parliament Mulls Government Plans to Flood Europe's Deepest Canyon

Montenegro's parliament opened a debate Tuesday on a contentious government plan to build a huge dam that would flood the Tara Canyon, a popular tourist destination that is part of a UNESCO world heritage site. >> Read the Full Article

Species-Threatening Snails Found in Colorado

Tough and tiny snails that threaten to crowd out native species by hogging all the food have shown up in a Colorado creek for the first time, state wildlife biologists said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Good News Shows We Can Change

Sometimes, just when you start feeling that everything is hopeless, something will happen to reaffirm your faith in humanity and our ability to get out of tight spots. Last week was just one of those times. >> Read the Full Article

Arctic States Agree Vague Plan to Slow Thaw

Eight Arctic countries agreed a vague plan to counter a rapid melt of the region on Wednesday with indigenous peoples accusing the United States of blocking stronger action aimed at slowing global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Catalina Foxes Back After Near Extinction

A unique subspecies of fox that is about the size of a house cat is back from the brink of extinction on Santa Catalina Island and can survive on its own thanks to a captive breeding program, the head of a nonprofit group that manages most of the island said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article