Ecosystems

Brazil Proposes Fund to Stem Rainforest Cutting
September 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrea Welsh, Reuters

Brazil proposed Thursday a fund to compensate developing countries that slow the destruction of their rainforests, a move that could help lower emissions of gases blamed for rising world temperatures.

U.S. Interior Secretary Gets Firsthand Look at Oil-Rich Wildlife Refuge in Alaska
September 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne made his first visit to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and was greeted by local leaders concerned not about drilling in the refuge, but by plans for offshore oil development.

Drought to Shut Down Canadian Rain Forest Resort
August 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A well-known resort town in a Canadian Pacific rain forest must shutter its hotels and businesses this week because a prolonged drought has slashed water supplies, officials said Wednesday.

Schwarzenegger Reaches Landmark Deal on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
August 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Samantha Young, Associated Press

California would become the first state to impose a limit on all greenhouse gas emissions, including those from industrial plants, under a landmark deal reached Wednesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative Democrats.

Inmates Shave Heads to Mop up Philippine Oil Spill
August 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Pedro Uchi, Reuters

Thousands of prisoners have been shaving their heads and chests to donate hair to help mop up the Philippines' worst oil spill, officials said on Wednesday.

Interior Secretary Says North Slope Drilling Is Safe, Will Proceed
August 30, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne declared after a helicopter tour that drilling will proceed in a North Slope region that has become the focus of a new dispute over Alaska oil drilling.

Global Environment Fund Hears Warnings on Climate Change
August 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Climate change risks devastating South Africa's wine and fruit industries, the country's deputy president warned Tuesday at the opening of an international environment conference.

EU Tells Carmakers to Do More to Cut Carbon Dioxide Emissions
August 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Union warned carmakers Tuesday that it will introduce legislation to enforce cuts in carbon dioxide emissions, if the industry does not work harder to meet voluntary pollution-cutting targets.

Pope Benedict XVI Urges Better Care for the Environment
August 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday urged better care for the environment, saying it was being endangered by lifestyle choices causing its deterioration.

Philippines Hopes to Break World Record with Mass Tree-Planting
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo took part Friday in a massive tree-planting campaign aimed at improving air quality in the Philippines while breaking a world record.

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