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Park at World's Southern Tip Recovers from Chile Fire

It took a month and 800 firefighters to put out an immense wildfire earlier this year in remote southern Chile's Torres del Paine national park, world renowned for its awe-inspiring granite spires and glaciers. >> Read the Full Article

Aging Sewer Systems Fouling Great Lakes

Sewage is fouling the Great Lakes and other waters in the region because many municipal waste treatment systems are failing to stop overflows, environmental groups said in a report Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Groups Seek Tougher EPA Rules on Mercury from Power Plants

Some of the nation's top environmental groups said Tuesday they will join the efforts of at least 13 states hoping to force industry to install mercury pollution controls tougher than those imposed this spring by the Environmental Protection Agency. >> Read the Full Article

Cash Incentives Needed to Save Rain Forests

Developing nations should be paid to preserve tropical rain forests from the Amazon to Africa as part of a drive to slow deforestation and global warming, a Papua New Guinea delegate said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Bike to Work Day

Grease those gears -- tomorrow, May 19 is National Bike to Work Day! The Bike to Work Day campaign aims to have more commuters try this environmentally friendly commuting option. >> Read the Full Article

Solar and Wind Energy Potential

(By Gordon Feller) Thousands of megawatts of new renewable energy potential in Africa, Asia, South and Central America have been discovered by a pioneering project to map the solar and wind resource of 13 developing countries. The multi-million dollar project, called the Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA), is proving that the potential for deploying solar panels and wind turbines in these countries is far greater than previously supposed. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Mayors Support Global Warming Treaty

Despite the Bush administration's resistance to the Kyoto global warming pact, more than 130 U.S. mayors have applied the agreement's standards in a bid to reduce America's carbon dioxide emissions, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Cities, Water Agencies Argue over Basin Uses

Who owns the underground water basins? That is the question underlying a battle between cities and the large regional water agencies over whether more water as much as double the current amount can be stored in the underground basins. >> Read the Full Article

Solar and Wind Energy Potential -- An ENN Commentary

Thousands of megawatts of new renewable energy potential in Africa, Asia, South and Central America have been discovered by a pioneering project to map the solar and wind resource of 13 developing countries. The multi-million dollar project, called the Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA), is proving that the potential for deploying solar panels and wind turbines in these countries is far greater than previously supposed. >> Read the Full Article

Aviary to Send Rare Bird Eggs to Russia

Even though they don't have wings, 15 eggs were flying to Russia on Monday. The eggs -- 12 from the endangered red-crown crane and three from the threatened white-naped crane -- are being sent by the National Aviary in Pittsburgh as part of a reintroduction program. >> Read the Full Article