UAV's To Monitor Wildfires and Map Forests For US Govt
August 9, 2007 01:57 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN

The US Forest Service is putting Unmanned Aerial Vehicles -- called UAV's -- into service to monitor wildfires and map wilderness areas.

Kroger Rejects GMO Milk: The Tipping Point?
August 7, 2007 05:51 PM - Ken Roseboro, The Organic and Non-GMO Report

Kroger Food's recent ban of sales of GMO milk suggest something is afoot around genetically engineered foods. Clearly Americans are increasingly aware of GE products in their food, and they don’t like it. The food industry is now responding.

"Porous Paving" Prevents Pollution, Erosion
August 6, 2007 06:34 PM - Ecological Home

Avoiding solid - non-permeable - surfaces in driveways, walks and patios is better for the environment. Solid surfaces, such as driveways, walks and patios force storm water to run off and create a host of environmental problems. First, storm runoff can erode surrounding soil, damag lawns, wash away soil and cause flooding. Even more damaging, storm water can carry pollutants into sewer systems, surrounding waterways and water tables, posing serious health hazards.

Florida Gov' Orders State Employees To Use Green Hotels
August 6, 2007 05:04 PM - By Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News

Florida Governor Charlie Crist orders all state agencies and departments to do business only with Florida Green Lodging Program participants.

Native Red Foxes Living in Valley; California Asks Residents For Help
August 1, 2007 06:49 PM - UC Davis,

Ben Sacks, an expert in canine genetics and a researcher in the School of Veterinary Medicine, has new findings suggesting that these animals are natives, and close cousins to the native Sierra Nevada red fox. Sacks, who's studied the foxes for the past 10 years, is reaching out to the public for help in reporting all sightings of red foxes in the Sacramento Valley and in the high elevations of the Sierra Nevada and Cascades mountains. He asks that anyone who sees any evidence of red foxes in the area, either alive or dead -- even roadkill -- tell him about it online at: (

Malacca Strait Meeting Asks Users to Help Littoral States
September 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Clarence Fernandez, Reuters

Maritime officials from 31 nations gathered in the Malaysian capital on Monday to hammer out ways to offset the cost of ensuring the safety, security and environmental protection of Asia's busy Malacca Strait waterway.

Proposal Cuts Murrelet Habitat Area
September 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Frazier, Associated Press

A federal proposal would slash the critical habitat in Oregon, Washington and California set aside under the Endangered Species Act for the marbled murrelet, a threatened sea bird, by about 95 percent, to 221,692 acres.

Manila Wants to Siphon Oil from Sunken Tanker
September 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Manny Mogato, Reuters

The Philippines wants to drill through the hull of a sunken tanker and siphon off its cargo of industrial fuel to curtail pollution washing up on the central island of Guimaras, disaster officials said on Tuesday.

Europe, Asia Pledge to Cut Emissions
September 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Robert Wielaard, Associated Press

European and Asian leaders pledged Monday to keep cutting greenhouse gases after the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012. But delegates at the two-day summit stopped short of setting new targets beyond the Kyoto agreement.

Destructive Insects on Rise in Alaska
September 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Destructive insects in unprecedented numbers are finding Alaska forests to be a congenial home, said University of Alaska forestry professor Glenn Juday, and climate change could be the welcome mat.

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