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Use Them or Lose Them, Government Tells Ranchers with Grazing Leases

Ranchers will soon get more use of the 160 million acres of government land considered appropriate for livestock grazing. New regulations issued Thursday by the Interior Department will require ranchers to either use the grazing lands they lease from the government or give up their permits so others can use them. >> Read the Full Article

Britain's Blair Caught in G8 Climate Dilemma

British Prime Minister Tony Blair is trapped in a dilemma of his own creation over saving the planet from global warming, analysts say. Blair has put climate change at the heart of his year-long presidency of the Group of Eight industrial nations, but his efforts to get radical action agreed at next month's G8 summit in Scotland are being repeatedly torpedoed by the United States. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Sets New Rules for Cleaner Air in Parks and Wilderness Areas

Visitors to hazy national parks and wilderness areas once again might see a clear day -- even if not forever -- under new rules that will require power plants, steel mills and other facilities to cut pollution by a million tons a year. >> Read the Full Article

Alleged Clean Air Violations to Cost Oil Refineries Nearly $1 Billion in New Pollution Controls

Four companies -- Valero, Sunoco, Tesoro and Suncor Energy -- will install nearly $1 billion in new pollution controls at 18 oil refineries in settlements with the government and seven states over alleged violations of clean air laws. >> Read the Full Article

ATV Riders Take to Missouri Streams

Floaters on some of Missouri's finest streams found unwanted company this spring -- drivers of ATVs, Jeeps, even pickups, playing in the rivers. More than a decade after a statewide crackdown on recreational motor vehicles in the water, the practice is present, and growing. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: June 13th - 17th

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy themes of the week. In the news June 13 - 17: Higher air quality standards for U.S. parks and wild places, the tsunami's drastic toll on leatherbacks, interim nuclear waste storage plans stall, and strict pollution laws protect Antarctica. >> Read the Full Article

Seattle's Recycling Plan Gears Up To Help the Planet

Seattle's recycling plan to distribute 90,000 of its new yard-waste and food-scraps carts is halfway to its goal, with 45,000 of the large containers already out there. >> Read the Full Article

Tourism Sector Calls for Lower Electricity Charges

The Tourism Council of Thailand is lobbying the government to reduce electricity fees for tourism-related businesses nationwide for up to two years to help the industry cope with a slowdown in business. >> Read the Full Article

Abbott Sponsors Youth Policy Summit on Child and Adolescent Obesity and Nutrition in America

How can we, as a society, come together to tackle the growing health epidemic of childhood obesity, both through education and changes in policy? >> Read the Full Article

Mazda Finds Ways to Recycle Bumper Materials for New Cars

Mazda Motor Corp. has developed ways to recycle the materials of dismantled car bumpers for use in those of brand-new vehicles, and has begun testing the methods in March, according to company officials. >> Read the Full Article