Indian PM Orders Moves to Save Disappearing Tigers
March 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Terry Friel, Reuters
Alarmed by reports of a rapid fall in tiger numbers, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has ordered a police investigation and created a new taskforce to save the endangered species.
On Palm Sunday, Churches, Environmentalists Join To Save Rain Forest Palms and Parrots
March 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Selsky, Associated Press
With a sprinkling of holy water, a priest blessed thousands of palm seedlings in a ceremony in Bogota's main park, sealing an unusual Palm Sunday pact between the Roman Catholic Church and environmentalists to save a critically endangered parrot.
EPA, Northeast States Settle Pollution Lawsuit with Ohio Utility
March 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Malia Rulon, Associated Press
An Ohio company will pay $1.1 billion in fines and cleanup costs at four power plants in the second-largest federal settlement with an electric utility over air pollution.
Higher Gold Prices Stir New Interest in Western Mines
March 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Frazier, Associated Press
As the icy waters of Clark Creek swirl in his gold pan, Ken Anderson expertly reduces the contents, first to small pebbles, then smaller ones, then to a little sand.
Aim: To Measure Green against Green
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Dana Tims, The Oregonian
Villebois is going green, but just how green remains to be seen. Developers of the "new urbanist" community in western Wilsonville want to ask its future residents just how much they are willing to pay to enjoy the health and environmental benefits of the latest rainwater-management systems, ecologically sensitive roof types and natural ventilation systems.
Scientists Say Road Salt Harms Environment
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The use of salt to melt snow and ice from slippery roads has an environmental downside that can affect a widespread area long after winter has passed, scientists say.
Mich. Moose Population Slump Continues
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press
Mercilessly hounded by blood-sucking ticks, the Isle Royale moose herd is on a downward spiral -- and the wolf packs that roam the national park in Lake Superior are taking advantage.
Idaho Senate Finalizes Historic Water Agreement
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Chuck Oxley, Associated Press
The state Legislature has ratified a historic agreement between the Nez Perce Indian Tribe, the federal government and the state's water users, setting water policy in Idaho for the next 30 years.
Poacher Turns Protector to Save Elephants in Africa
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Gray, Reuters
Desire Dontego is no longer an elephant poacher but he can still boast like one. "I was known as the killing machine," he declared after darkness fell in the Cameroon rainforest, the constant chirping of insects the only sound apart from his voice.
Study Says Ravens Thriving in Alaska Oil Fields
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
At least one animal appears to be benefiting from oil development in Alaska's North Slope -- the common raven -- according to one new study.