Malaysian Firemen Help Indonesia To Fight Blazes
August 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Bazuki Muhammad and Muklis Ali, Reuters
Malaysia sent a team of 100 firemen to neighbouring Indonesia on Monday to help douse forest fires that have blanketed the region in noxious haze.
Judge Reluctant To Create Judicial Oversight of Global Warming
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
A federal judge expressed reluctance about beginning judicial oversight of pollution issues that affect global warming as she heard arguments Friday in a complaint brought by eight states against some of the nation's largest power companies.
Environmentalists Urge Hong Kong Disneyland To Suspend Firework Displays on Polluted Days
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Environmentalists on Saturday urged Hong Kong Disneyland to suspend fireworks displays at the theme park when pollution is bad in the area.
Environmental Group Slams Indonesian Plan for Huge Plantation in Heart of Borneo Forest
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press
Indonesia's proposal to build the world's largest palm oil plantation along its border with Malaysia would have a devastating impact on forests, wildlife and the local population, an environmental group warned Monday.
Environmental Groups File Lawsuit to Reverse Crucial Scripps Permit
August 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Josh Hafenbrack, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Environmental lawyers are mounting what they say is their strongest challenge yet to the Scripps Florida biotech park at Mecca Farms, even as the county moves to sell land at the site.
Environmental Work in Cambodia Earns Actress Angelina Jolie Citizenship
August 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
King Norodom Sihamoni has signed a special decree giving movie star Angelina Jolie Cambodian citizenship in recognition of her environmental work in the country, a senior official said on Thursday.
Officials Discover Giant Waterfall in California National Park
August 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press
Dick McDermott knows these parts as well as any man can. But McDermott says he's never laid eyes on the nearly 400-foot waterfall that park officials recently discovered in a remote corner of the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, 43,000 acres of wilderness in northern California.
EU Blames Drought, Human Negligence for Rise in Forest Fires in Southern Europe
August 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Constant Brand, Associated Press
Drought and human negligence are to blame for the recent rise in forest fires across Europe, the European Union's head office said Wednesday, warning the situation in southern Europe remained precarious.
Air Pollution Hits Emergency Level in Malaysian Port Town from Indonesian Forest Haze
August 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Jasbant Singh, Associated Press
Air pollution exceeded emergency levels in two Malaysian towns Thursday as a smoky haze from forest fires in Indonesia shrouded Kuala Lumpur and its suburbs in a pall of noxious fumes in the country's worst environmental crisis since 1997.
Transportation Bill Includes Controversial $207 Million Pet Project for Hastert
August 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Maura Kelly Lannan, Associated Press
The massive transportation bill President Bush signed Wednesday includes $207 million for a pet project of House Speaker Dennis Hastert -- a new road connecting two major highways in his district. Some locals say it will promote urban sprawl, hurt the environment and swallow up fertile farmland.