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Housing Conservation -- An Editorial

A plan to preserve wildlife habitat while providing affordable housing on Mount Desert Island exemplifies what should be the future of land conservation and development in Maine. Just as there cannot be unlimited development, there cannot be broad mandates against future development. >> Read the Full Article

Panel Sees Growing Threat in Melting Arctic

The rate of ice melting in the Arctic is increasing and a panel of researchers says it sees no natural process that is likely to change that trend. Within a century the melting could lead to summertime ice-free ocean conditions not seen in the area in a million years, the group said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Feds Cut Land for California Tiger Salamander

Federal wildlife officials said Tuesday that they would cut by nearly half the amount of land set aside for the California tiger salamander, saying it would be too costly to restrict development in those areas to protect the threatened amphibian. >> Read the Full Article

African Ministers Say Clean Water Key To Fighting Poverty

Poor sanitation and unsafe drinking water is threatening to undermine U.N. efforts to fight poverty, hunger and disease in Africa, ministers and experts said Tuesday. Only four out of 10 villagers in Africa have access to a latrine, and the content of many existing latrines is dumped into the same rivers or streams used for drinking water. >> Read the Full Article

The Conservation-Conscious Salute This Man's Commute

As Americans worry over high gas prices, Jeff Kline glides along for less than a penny a day in his shiny new velomobile. His what? "People want to know what it is," Kline says, standing alongside the narrow, 9-foot-long fiberglass vehicle he got two months ago. "I tell them it is a motorized bicycle." >> Read the Full Article

Iraq's Devastated Marshlands Recovering Fast, U.N. Says

The ancient Iraqi marshlands drained by Saddam Hussein as punishment against their occupants are back to almost 40 percent of their former level, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Showcase Your Video on ENN TV, Powered by FLIMPâ„¢

Coming soon to a computer screen near you: ENN TV! Powered by ENN's ground-breaking FLIMP technology, ENN TV will bring environmental news, messages, and stories to audiences via the web beginning September 15. >> Read the Full Article

Red Snapper Limits Choking Fish Industry

For 22 years, Pete McCarty has relied on red snapper for his livelihood. Once upon a time, he made up to $150,000 per year, mainly by catching and selling the saltwater fish. Today, the Port Isabel, Texas fisherman is lucky to make $40,000. >> Read the Full Article

Tax Credit Energizes Wind Farms

John Hanger doesn't find much to like in the new energy bill signed recently by President Bush, but he applauds the tax credits offered to wind-energy producers. Hanger believes the number of wind farms in Pennsylvania could double -- maybe even triple -- by the end of 2007. >> Read the Full Article

Down-to-Earth Merchandise Organically Grown

For Stephanie Woods of Meiners Oaks, organic gardening was her way of caring for the Earth. She had one problem: the clothes that she would wear while gardening were not eco-friendly nor stylish. So Woods developed an organic clothing line called Can You Dig It? >> Read the Full Article