Ecosystems

China Announces Major Plan to Combat Pollution, Revive Battered Environment
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press

China announced a plan Wednesday to combat widespread pollution and leave a better environment for future generations, citing the need to stave off possible social instability.

Kyoto 2012 Greenhouse Gas Goals Still in Reach, UN Says
February 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Industrialised nations can reach 2012 United Nations goals for reining in gases blamed for global warming but many will have to take tougher measures, the U.N. climate change bureau said on Tuesday.

Forest Service Cancels Plan to Log Near Grand Canyon
February 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Beth DeFalco, Associated Press

The federal government has canceled plans to set controlled fires and conduct forest thinning on more than 17,000 acres of old-growth timber near the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

India Searches for Ways to Head off Extinction of its Endangered Tigers
February 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Gavin Rabinowitz, Associated Press

As many as 100,000 tigers are thought to have roamed India 100 years ago. Based on a 2001 census, officials estimate there are just 3,500 tigers left, but conservation activists believe there are far fewer.

Nothing Shelled out for Beaches
February 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Barbara Barrett, The News & Observer

President Bush's proposed budget doesn't include money to restore a single grain of sand to North Carolina's eroding coastline. Once again, getting the money comes down to lobbying Congress.

Valentine Roses, Candy Go PC
February 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Bonnie Miller Rubin, Chicago Tribune

The recipe for romance used to be so simple: Flowers. Chocolate. Jewelry. But if your sweetheart has a social conscience, such tokens of affection could miss the target by a mile.

East Africa People and Wildlife Struggle to Share Precious Land and Water
February 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press

Elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals drink water on one side of a swamp. On the other, Maasai warriors watch hundreds of cattle graze as the tropical sun sears the parched land.

Northern China Wetlands Drying Up
February 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The wetlands along northern China's biggest river system are drying up because of the thirst of an expanding population and a fast-growing economy, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

U.S. Evangelicals Urge Action on Global Warming
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Alan Eisner, Reuters

A group of 85 evangelical Christian leaders Wednesday backed legislation opposed by the White House to cut carbon dioxide emissions, kicking off a campaign to mobilize religious conservatives to combat global warming.

Less Snow in Rockies Slows Release of CO2 Emissions
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Rising temperatures and a decline in the amount of snow in the Rocky Mountains have slowed the release of carbon dioxide, the main gas blamed for global warming, from forest soil, researchers said on Wednesday.

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