Ecosystems

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.

India Panel on Toxic Waste Divided over French Ship
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Kamil Zaheer, Reuters

An Indian environmental panel is divided on whether to allow a decommissioned French warship to be scrapped in India, and has not made a firm recommendation to the the nation's Supreme Court

Judge May Halt Project to Protect Bird
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A federal judge heard arguments Monday over whether a vast irrigation project intended to help farmers in eastern Arkansas will harm the rare ivory-billed woodpecker.

World Has Seven Years for Key Climate Decisions, Says Tony Blair
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Katherine Baldwin, Reuters

The world has seven years to take vital decisions and implement measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions or it could be too late, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Tuesday.

Scientists Warn of Melting Ice in Arctic
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Scientists on Monday painted a gloomy picture of the effects of global warming on the Arctic, warning of melting ocean ice, rising oceans, thawed permafrost and forests susceptible to bugs and fire.

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