Ecosystems

Texas Expects to Fight Wildfires through April
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wildfires that have scorched some 455,000 acres in Texas are likely to keep burning until the end of April, the state's emergency management coordinator said Wednesday.

Colombia to Eradicate Coca in National Park
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Luis Jaime Acosta, Reuters

Colombia's campaign to eradicate coca growing will move into one of the country's national parks for the first time with police planning to uproot the plant used to make coca in a jungle area defended by Marxist rebels.

Former Republican EPA Chiefs Accuse Bush of Neglecting Global Warming
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Six former heads of the Environmental Protection Agency -- five Republicans and one Democrat -- accused the Bush administration Wednesday of neglecting global warming and other environmental problems.

Pollution-Cutting Infrared System for Aircraft Deicing Opens at Oslo Airport
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Europe's first aircraft deicing hangar using infrared heat rather than polluting chemicals opened at Oslo Airport-Gardermoen on Wednesday, airport officials said.

New Law Forces Manufacturers to Pick up Recycling Costs
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Jerry Harkavy, Associated Press

A first-in-the-nation law went into effect Wednesday in Maine, requiring makers of televisions and computer monitors to pick up the tab to recycle and safely dispose of their products once they are discarded.

French Defense Minister Confident about Indian Court Decision on Dismantling Warship
January 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

France's defense minister expressed confidence Tuesday that India's Supreme Court would allow a decommissioned French warship into Indian waters despite a debate over the waste it carries.

Raw Sewage Spill Closes California Beaches
January 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Two million gallons of raw sewage spilled onto Southern California beaches, closing some 10 miles of coastline to surfers and beach goers for days, officials said Tuesday.

Landslides Could Worsen with Global Warming
January 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Landslides kill 800-1,000 people a year and climate change may be adding to the risks from hillside slums in Latin America to Egypt's Valley of the Kings, U.N. experts said on Tuesday.

Rivals Unite to Save Nature
January 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Eve Hightower, Appeal-Democrat

Once adversaries, environmentalists and ranchers are now working together against another foe - urban sprawl.

Canadian Beetle Infestation Worries U.S.
January 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Northwest loggers are worried British Columbia may be forced to harvest as much as 21 million acres of forests to stop the mountain pine beetle, flooding the market and driving down timber prices.

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