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Colorado Lawmakers Approve Unprecedented Water Charter

Hoping to end Colorado's in-state battles over scarce water, a House committee has approved an unprecedented charter for compacts between users in different river basins meant to bring together groups ranging from fishermen to farmers. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Audit Cites Agency Fights, Indecision for Everglades Delay

A project to restore water flows for marshes and prairies in Everglades National Park has mushroomed in cost and suffered delays because of government indecision and inability to communicate, a new federal audit has concluded. >> Read the Full Article

Shrinking Alpine Glacier Points to Snowless Future for Swiss Mountain Resorts

A 2005 study by the European Union's environment agency said Alpine glaciers lost about 10 percent of their ice during the summer of 2003, and predicted three-quarters of Switzerland's glaciers would disappear by 2050 if current trends continued unchanged. >> Read the Full Article

When Home is a Blighted Land: Tales from Chernobyl

Olga Rudchenko was among 200,000 residents evacuated after an explosion ripped through the Chernobyl nuclear power station on April 26, 1986 in the world's worst nuclear accident. She and her husband, Andriy, defied a government ban and returned 12 years ago to live on contaminated land. >> Read the Full Article

Students in England Show off European Project to Design Two-Seat, Three-Wheel Concept Car

Students at the University of Bath in western England, who on Monday unveiled the prototype of the CLEVER (Compact Low Emission Vehicle for Urban Transport), hope that it represents a greener future for transport. >> Read the Full Article

Dam Researcher among Environmental Prize Winners

A Chinese researcher who prompted officials to give greater thought to building dams and an activist who exposed timber plunder in Liberia were two of six recipients Monday of one of the world's most prominent environmental awards. >> Read the Full Article

Global Warming Behind Record 2005 Storms, U.S. Expert Says

A leading U.S. government storm researcher said Monday that the record hurricane season last year can be attributed to global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Energy Bill Aimed at Smarter Energy Consumption

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 was established in part to help the U.S. better manage its energy consumption and incorporates incentives for American consumers to embrace new energy-conscious technologies and products. >> Read the Full Article

Power Plant Waste Eyed for Green Building

Coal-burning power plants spend millions disposing of fly ash, a fine powder loaded with mercury, lead and other toxic chemicals. Henry Liu has a solution to the quandary of fly ash disposal: He wants to bring it into our homes and offices. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Seek Clues to Dying Steelhead

Steelhead, which are similar to rainbow trout but spend much of their lives in the ocean and return to rivers to spawn, have such complex life cycles that unraveling the mystery of their decline is difficult. >> Read the Full Article