Ecosystems

EPA Would Ease Pollution Reporting Rules
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

If the Bush administration has its way, some factories won't have to report all the pollution spewed from their smokestacks.

Environmental Rules Get Benched in Hurricane-Hit Gulf Coast
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Regulators say environmental rules had to be set aside to save the Gulf Coast from the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.

No Agreement Reached on Northeast Carbon Dioxide Emissions Pact
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Brooke Donald, Associated Press

Talks broke down Wednesday among state officials trying to reach an agreement to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the Northeast.

U.S., Canadian Officials Sign Great Lakes Water Pact
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Stern, Reuters

The leaders of eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces signed a pact Tuesday blocking exports of water from the Great Lakes.

No Room at Cemetery, so Mayor Proposes a Ban on Death
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Stan Lehman, Associated Press

There's no more room to bury the dead, they can't be cremated, and laws forbid a new cemetery. So the mayor of one Brazilian farm town has proposed a solution: outlaw death.

Environmentalists To Appeal U.S. Border Fence Ruling
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmental activists vowed to appeal a ruling allowing the U.S. to finish building a fence along the border with Mexico despite concerns that it would threaten a wildlife habitat.

Great Lakes Cleanup May Hit $20 Billion
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Stern, Reuters

The cost of a Great Lakes cleanup plan unveiled Monday by a White House-backed group could reach $20 billion, a price that Washington has already said the U.S. government cannot afford.

Study Pinpoints Species Facing Extinction Threat
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Conducted by scientists working with the 52-member Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE), a new study identifies 794 species on the brink of oblivion.

Dallas Cowboys May Get Flexibility in How They Replace Trees
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Sally Claunch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

When building their new stadium, the Dallas Cowboys will have to replace as many trees as any other business that builds in Arlington, as required by the city's commercial tree ordinance.

Killer Whales Most toxic Mammal in Arctic, WWF Says
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Killer whales are the most toxic mammals in the Arctic, riddled with household chemicals from around the world, the environmental pressure group WWF said on Monday.

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