In Norway, Break the Law and Live by a Beach
March 28, 2006 12:00 AM - James Kilner, Reuters
The Web site reads like an advertisement for a vacation home. "Is Bastoy the place for you?" it asks next to photographs of a sunset sparkling off the tranquil waters of the Oslo fjord and horses pulling sleighs over packed snow.
Brazil Expands Amazon Protection as Global Environmental Conference Starts
March 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press
Brazil announced plans to expand protection of the Amazon rain forest, and its president on Monday called on wealthy nations to do more to protect the environment.
Developers Encouraged to Turn to Experts to Restore Wetlands
March 28, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
The Bush administration is encouraging developers who destroy wetlands or streams and are required to replace them to pay other businesses to do the work.
In Colrain, Forest Finds Protector in Self-Styled Naturalist
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Adam Gorlick, Associated Press
Muriel Russell would prefer this story not be told. It's about the Catamount State Forest, a rocky post-Revolutionary War homestead long abandoned by settlers for more farmable land.
Homebuilding Goes Green to Save Energy, Provide Comfort
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
Gone are the days when green-built homes teetered on the fringe of being freaky with a mishmash of recycled tires and aluminum cans and awkward solar panels.
U.N. Biodiversity Meeting Embraces Eco-Friendly City
March 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Carolina Schwartz, Reuters
It is no coincidence that the United Nations chose the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba to host its eighth conference on the Convention on Biological Diversity, which is under way this week.
Post-Katrina Landscape: Refrigerators Gone, Abandoned Cars Linger
March 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Foster, Associated Press
Nearly seven months after Katrina, the streets of New Orleans are still strewn with thousands of abandoned cars -- many of them flooded-out, some stolen, some left by residents who have not returned since the Aug. 29 storm.
U.S. States in CO2 Pact Eye Trees, Methane at Dumps
March 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters
Power plants in the U.S. Northeast who may face rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions could be allowed to save costs by methods such as planting trees and tapping landfills for methane, according to a draft plan.
Survey of Canadian Forests Raises Protection Calls
March 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Environmentalists say a new survey of logging and other development in Canada's forests, released Wednesday, shows the need for greater conservation and protection.
Are We Winning the Race to Stop Biodiversity Loss? -- A Guest Commentary
March 23, 2006 12:00 AM - James P. Leape, WWF International
With the natural forest loss rate at 13 million hectares a year — about 25 hectares a minute — the race is on to protect what’s left of the world’s forests.