Author Sees Science, Religion Saving Environment
September 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Daniel Trotta, Reuters
Scientist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author E.O. Wilson is out to save life on Earth -- literally -- and as a secular humanist has decided to enlist people of religious faith in his mission.
Brazil Unveils New Technology to Curb Logging
September 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Brazil's environment minister Friday unveiled an electronic registry for the transport and storage of all forestry products, which she said would help in the battle against illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest.
Crocodile Hunter Took Risks to Conserve Wildlife
September 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters
"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin cheated death many times as he stalked and played with some of the world's deadliest animals. But in the end the animal kingdom proved too dangerous.
Brazil Proposes Fund to Stem Rainforest Cutting
September 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrea Welsh, Reuters
Brazil proposed Thursday a fund to compensate developing countries that slow the destruction of their rainforests, a move that could help lower emissions of gases blamed for rising world temperatures.
U.S. Interior Secretary Gets Firsthand Look at Oil-Rich Wildlife Refuge in Alaska
September 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne made his first visit to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and was greeted by local leaders concerned not about drilling in the refuge, but by plans for offshore oil development.
Drought to Shut Down Canadian Rain Forest Resort
August 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
A well-known resort town in a Canadian Pacific rain forest must shutter its hotels and businesses this week because a prolonged drought has slashed water supplies, officials said Wednesday.
Schwarzenegger Reaches Landmark Deal on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
August 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Samantha Young, Associated Press
California would become the first state to impose a limit on all greenhouse gas emissions, including those from industrial plants, under a landmark deal reached Wednesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative Democrats.
Inmates Shave Heads to Mop up Philippine Oil Spill
August 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Pedro Uchi, Reuters
Thousands of prisoners have been shaving their heads and chests to donate hair to help mop up the Philippines' worst oil spill, officials said on Wednesday.
Interior Secretary Says North Slope Drilling Is Safe, Will Proceed
August 30, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne declared after a helicopter tour that drilling will proceed in a North Slope region that has become the focus of a new dispute over Alaska oil drilling.
Global Environment Fund Hears Warnings on Climate Change
August 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Climate change risks devastating South Africa's wine and fruit industries, the country's deputy president warned Tuesday at the opening of an international environment conference.