Curbs on Mercury Only Dent Global Threat
August 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Stern, Reuters
Mercury built into older-model U.S. vehicles will be removed before they are melted down for scrap under an agreement announced Friday, putting a small dent in a worsening global environmental threat.
Wisconsin Banned From Killing Gray Wolves
August 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press
A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction barring Wisconsin from killing gray wolves, siding with animal welfare and environmental groups that argue the killing violates the Endangered Species Act.
Tourists Flock as Warming Alps Crumble
August 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Douwe Miedema, Reuters
Glaciers in the Alps may have lost up to a tenth of their volume in the hot 2003 summer alone, researchers at Zurich university have said, and the ice now only occupies between half and a third of its volume in 1850.
Brazil Police Arrest 46 in Major Crackdown on Illegal Amazon Logging
August 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press
Police arrested 46 people, including 16 agents of the federal environmental protection agency, for allegedly operating illegal logging operations in the Amazon rainforest and in southern Brazil, the environment ministry said Wednesday.
Bill to Curb Greenhouse Gases Poses Dilemma for Schwarzenegger
August 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Samantha Young, Reuters
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's efforts to position himself as a leader on climate change while maintaining support from business leaders has created an election-year dilemma that threatens to undermine his environmental credentials.
BP Alaska Woes Could Hurt ANWR Drilling, Greens Say
August 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters
A leaky pipeline at BP Plc's Prudhoe Bay oilfield gives fodder to environmental groups opposed to drilling in the nearby Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and they say it will be harder for drilling supporters to convince Congress to open the area to energy companies.
More Than 100 Forest Fires Rage in Northwest Spain
August 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Harold Heckle, Associated Press
Emergency services were fighting 110 forest fires on Wednesday in wooded areas of northwest Spain, many started deliberately, officials said. The fires have charred around 10,000 hectares of forest and scrubland
Environmentalists Say Logging Companies Committing Rights Abuses
August 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press
Multinational logging companies operating in Papua New Guinea are involved in widespread human rights abuses, political corruption and the brutal suppression of workers, environmentalists alleged Monday.
Manure, Buses Seen Helping Curb Global Warming
August 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Manure and buses are among promising areas for investment under a U.N. project in the Third World aimed at combating global warming, a senior U.N. official said on Monday.
Scientists Say Warming Triggers Dead Zone
August 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
Bottom fish and crabs washing up dead on Oregon beaches are being killed by a recurring "dead zone" of low-oxygen water that is larger than in previous years and may be triggered by global warming, scientists said.