China Orders End to Limits on Small Car Sales in Anti-Pollution Effort
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
China's government has ordered an end to restrictions on sales of smaller cars in an effort to clean up worsening smog and rein in surging oil use, state media said Thursday.
Group Remaps Some Tsunami Disaster Areas
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A Pacific Northwest aid group has digitally remapped some villages that were reduced to rubble fields in the Indonesian province of Aceh.
Nations Debate Approaches to Greener Development
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
Producers of half the world's "greenhouse" gases are angling for more private investment to create cleaner energy technologies and help slow global warming.
Police Briefly Hold Greenpeace Activists Accusing France of Dumping Toxic Wastes in India
January 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Ashok Sharma, Associated Press
Police on Tuesday detained 13 Greenpeace activists outside the French Embassy in New Delhi, where they were accusing France of sending an old military aircraft carrier containing toxic waste to a shipbreaking yard in India.
Stockholm Tries out Traffic Tolls To Ease Congestion
January 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Tommy Grandell, Associated Press
Drivers had to pay a fee to enter Stockholm on Tuesday as the city started a seven-month trial of a contentious program designed to reduce traffic and cut pollution in the Swedish capital.
Mexico Peasants Take up Machetes against Acapulco Dam
January 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Catherine Bremer, Reuters
Due to be completed in 2012, La Parota will be one of Mexico's biggest dams, flooding swathes of forest and subsistence farmland around the Papagayo River.
U.S. Government Mulls Options for Protecting Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
January 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press
While the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands have been protected for nearly a century as a refuge, the surrounding reefs are entering a critical year for their protection in 2006.
Nature Conservancy Pays $2.2 Million To Preserve Forestland in Maine
December 30, 2005 12:00 AM - John Richardson, Portland Press Herald
The Nature Conservancy said that it paid $2.2 million to preserve nearly 10,000 acres of forestland in Maine, capping a busy year for groups working to conserve open spaces around the state.
Zoo Boise Works on Plan for Environmental Education
December 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Roberts, Idaho Statesman
Ten Northwest zoos and aquariums have formed an alliance designed to help folks make smart choices that could protect species found in the Northwest.
Appalachian Town Looks to Mountaintop Mining for Flat Land
December 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Roger Alford, Associated Press
In mountaintop-removal coal mining, hilltops are blasted away to uncover coal seams, and the leftover rock and dirt are dumped into adjacent valleys, burying streams.