Ecosystems

Prince Albert of Monaco Hopes North Pole Will Generate Interest in the Environment
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Prince Albert II of Monaco said Monday that his goal in getting on a dog sled bound for the North Pole is to focus the attention of world leaders on the need for more environment-friendly policies.

U.S. Virgin Islands Takes Steps To Prevent Seaside Pollution
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Virgin Islands has taken steps to prevent further pollution of its bays and beaches, reportedly contaminated by fecal bacteria, officials said Monday.

U.S. Defends Decision Not To Join Kyoto Protocol as Environmental Conference Begins
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Beth Duff-Brown, Associated Press

The United States defended its decision not to sign the Kyoto Protocol on Monday, saying during the opening of a global summit on climate change that it is doing more than most countries to protect the earth's atmosphere.

U.S. To Battle Allies on Post-2012 Global Warming
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Washington will battle with its allies over how to slow climate change beyond 2012 at U.N. talks in Canada this week that will also test developing nations' willingness to do more to fight global warming.

Swedish Capital Sees Less Silver Pollution Thanks to Digital Photos
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The growing use of digital photography has helped clean the water in the Swedish capital by reducing emissions of silver into the sewage systems from photo labs, experts said Thursday.

Appeals Court Reinstates Corps of Engineers Permits for Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Larry O'Dell, Associated Press

A federal appeals court Wednesday reinstated a streamlined Army Corps of Engineers process for granting permits for mountaintop-removal coal mining in West Virginia.

Environmentalists Fight Forest Plan Change
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Gene Johnson, Associated Press

Environmental and government lawyers argued in federal court Tuesday about whether a recent change to the Northwest Forest Plan -- one that eased logging restrictions -- was properly arrived at and would provide adequate protections for trout and salmon.

In Arctic, Evidence for Global Warming Mounts
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Life is harsh on the freezing tundra of the Arctic Circle where Anna Prakhova lives. But it can be much harder when snows do not fall.

Romney Doubts Seen Delaying Emissions Pact
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Beth Daley and Scott Helman, The Boston Globe

A group of Northeast states has postponed the announcement of a landmark agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants after Governor Mitt Romney raised objections to the pact late last week, two government sources familiar with the agreement said.

Bid for Second Phase of Kyoto Faces Major Battle
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Ministers face a battle when they meet next week to start talks on a new climate change treaty, European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said on Monday.

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