Ecosystems

Al Gore, Dave Matthews Band, and Corporations All Offsetting Pollution
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Sutel, Associated Press

By putting money toward renewable energy sources, paying for more efficient cooking stoves in developing countries or other green activities, you can "offset" an equal amount of CO2 emissions. Offset everything you do, as Al Gore and others do, and you can reach the goal of becoming "carbon-neutral."

Ontario Urges U.S. Co-Operation on Air Pollution
June 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Wojtek Dabrowski, Reuters

Canadians and Americans are harming each other with air pollution and must work closely to mitigate climate change and reduce environmental damage, politicians from both sides of the border said Monday.

U.S. Has Duty to Lead on Global Warming
June 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

The United States -- the world's richest and most polluting nation -- has a moral duty to take the lead in tackling catastrophic global warming instead of denying it is happening, a leading scientist said on Monday.

Connecticut Scientists Investigate Marsh Die-Off
June 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Something is killing New England's salt marshes, and scientists are trying to figure out how large the problem is, and how to stop it.

Farmers Try to Preserve Dwindling Breeds
June 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Farmers in west central Ohio are hoping to preserve some breeds of livestock considered endangered by conservationists.

Supreme Court Takes Up What Could Be Key Ruling on Climate Change
June 27, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Running for president, George W. Bush said he was ready to regulate carbon dioxide. But in early 2001, shortly after taking office, he changed his mind. Now the Supreme Court may force the president to shift gears again.

Boat Speed Limit Proposed to Save Whales
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Brandie M. Jefferson, Associated Press

A federal agency wants to set a speed limit for boats along stretches of the East Coast to help protect endangered whales from deadly collisions.

Possibly Intoxicated Pelican Runs into Windshield
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A California brown pelican flew through the windshield of a car on the Pacific Coast Highway on Thursday, and wildlife officials said the bird was probably intoxicated by a chemical in the water.

Tighter Antarctic Protection Measures on Hold
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Ian MacKenzie, Reuters

Antarctic Treaty countries failed on Friday to agree on tighter environmental measures to protect the continent amid a boom in tourism.

Malagasy Corals Defy Bleaching, Need Protection
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

A marine expedition into previously unexplored Indian Ocean waters has found that corals off Madagascar have resisted so-called "bleaching" associated with global warming, possibly because of steep drop-offs nearby.

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