Ecosystems

Colorado Lawmakers Approve Unprecedented Water Charter
April 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Steven K. Paulson, Associated Press

Hoping to end Colorado's in-state battles over scarce water, a House committee has approved an unprecedented charter for compacts between users in different river basins meant to bring together groups ranging from fishermen to farmers.

U.S. Audit Cites Agency Fights, Indecision for Everglades Delay
April 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A project to restore water flows for marshes and prairies in Everglades National Park has mushroomed in cost and suffered delays because of government indecision and inability to communicate, a new federal audit has concluded.

Shrinking Alpine Glacier Points to Snowless Future for Swiss Mountain Resorts
April 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Sam Cage, Associated Press

A 2005 study by the European Union's environment agency said Alpine glaciers lost about 10 percent of their ice during the summer of 2003, and predicted three-quarters of Switzerland's glaciers would disappear by 2050 if current trends continued unchanged.

Energy Bill Aimed at Smarter Energy Consumption
April 25, 2006 12:00 AM - James and Morris Carey, Associated Press

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 was established in part to help the U.S. better manage its energy consumption and incorporates incentives for American consumers to embrace new energy-conscious technologies and products.

U.S. Taps Private Sector to Fix Greenhouse Pollution
April 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Delegates from six of the world's biggest greenhouse gas polluters -- including the United States -- gathered last week for the first time to figure out how private industry can help curb global warming.

Scientists Say Rising Temperatures Threaten Repeat of Caribbean Coral Death
April 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press

Warming sea temperatures have scientists worried that the Caribbean could see a repeat this year of the widespread coral death that swept the region in 2005.

Norway Slams Whaling Critics, Says Stocks Robust
April 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Norway hit back on Sunday at 12 nations led by Britain for urging an end to whale hunts, saying a plan to raise catches to the highest in two decades in 2006 would not damage stocks of the giant mammals.

Environmentalists Urge Malaysia to Save 130 Million-Year-Old Rainforest
April 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A 130 million-year-old tropical rainforest in Malaysia is under threat from logging, environmental activists warned Thursday, as they launched a campaign calling for greater efforts to protect the national heritage.

Earth Day Celebrations Come in All Shapes and Sizes
April 21, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

With Earth Day just around the corner, we at ENN posed a simple question to our valued affiliates: “What are you doing to benefit the environment on Earth Day?”

Argentina Urges Foreign Role in Paper Mill Dispute
April 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Argentine President Nestor Kirchner urged all sides Wednesday to try to resolve a dispute over two paper mills being built in neighboring Uruguay that have raised environmental concerns.

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