Ecosystems

Ontario Government Criticizes U.S. Plans to Ease Air Pollution Rules
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Beth Duff-Brown, Associated Press

The Ontario government filed a complaint with the U.S. EPA, criticizing proposals they believe will lead to more pollution on the Canadian side of the border from coal-burning power plants in the U.S. Midwest.

Colombian Air Force Bombs Rebels in Nature Reserve
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Hugh Bronstein, Reuters

Colombian aircraft bombed leftist rebels in one of the country's biggest nature reserves after attacks on police guarding workers ripping out plants used to make cocaine, the air force said Thursday.

Groups Sue Feds Over Colorado River Fish
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press

Five environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the federal government Thursday, saying it has failed to protect endangered fish in the Colorado River.

EPA Launches Effort to Reduce Emissions
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Matt Sedensky, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency launched an effort Thursday to reduce emissions in a string of central states, in part through voluntary corporate changes.

Greenland Glaciers Disappearing More Quickly, Study Says
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Greenland's glaciers are dumping more than twice as much ice into the Atlantic Ocean now as 10 years ago because glaciers are sliding off the land more quickly, researchers said Thursday.

Chile Authorizes Gold Mining Project but Bans Relocation of Glaciers
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Eduardo Gallardo, Associated Press

Ambitious plans for an open-pit mine high in the Andes mountains were unanimously approved Wednesday, but the Chilean environmental agency rejected its most controversial aspect -- relocating three glaciers to reach the gold underneath.

China Announces Major Plan to Combat Pollution, Revive Battered Environment
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press

China announced a plan Wednesday to combat widespread pollution and leave a better environment for future generations, citing the need to stave off possible social instability.

Kyoto 2012 Greenhouse Gas Goals Still in Reach, UN Says
February 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Industrialised nations can reach 2012 United Nations goals for reining in gases blamed for global warming but many will have to take tougher measures, the U.N. climate change bureau said on Tuesday.

Forest Service Cancels Plan to Log Near Grand Canyon
February 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Beth DeFalco, Associated Press

The federal government has canceled plans to set controlled fires and conduct forest thinning on more than 17,000 acres of old-growth timber near the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

India Searches for Ways to Head off Extinction of its Endangered Tigers
February 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Gavin Rabinowitz, Associated Press

As many as 100,000 tigers are thought to have roamed India 100 years ago. Based on a 2001 census, officials estimate there are just 3,500 tigers left, but conservation activists believe there are far fewer.

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