Ecosystems

Caribbean Corals Hit by Warm, Storm-Spawning Seas
September 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Corals in the Caribbean are being damaged by the same warm seas that have fuelled Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, the WWF conservation group said.

Alberta-Pacific Awarded Forest Stewardship Council Certification
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited certifier, SmartWood, in recognition of the company’s demonstrated environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management practices.

Waste Company Scraps Landfill Plan along Voting Rights Trail
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Phillip Rawls, Associated Press

The nation's largest trash hauler has scrapped plans to develop a landfill along the historic trail that commemorates the 1965 Voting Rights marches, a decision applauded by opponents.

Firms Pressure Russia To Adopt Kyoto Mechanisms
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Two top Russian firms, power monopoly UES and services group Sistema, pressed the government on Monday to pass laws needed to implement the Kyoto Protocol, saying a lack of clarity was endangering environmental projects.

Congressman Calls for Investigation of Logging in Tree Reserve
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press

An Oregon congressman called Monday for an investigation into how the Forest Service allowed 16 acres inside a rare tree reserve to be logged as part of a salvage harvest following a 2002 fire.

Army Corps Opens Tracts of Wetlands to Development
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Myers, Duluth News-Tribune

Despite continued government pledges to protect wetlands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has opened thousands of acres of wetlands to development in recent months across the United States.

Conservation Groups Want $404 Million for Frogs
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

International conservation groups proposed a $404 million effort Monday to preserve frogs and other amphibians whose sensitive, porous skins often make them the first indicator of when nature goes awry.

Mississippi Begins Katrina Cleanup, but Where Will the Garbage Go?
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press

In a sandy construction site on the outskirts of town, more than a dozen trucks wait for their chance to unload tree limbs and feed a huge bonfire that will burn from dawn until dusk every day for months.

Young Malaysian Trash Pickers Make Turtle Nesting Beaches Pristine as Part of Global Cleanup
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Vijay Joshi, Associated Press

Schoolchildren and volunteers removed loads of rubbish Saturday from the nesting grounds of endangered sea turtles along eastern Malaysia's beaches as part of a global environmental cleanup that draws millions of participants annually.

An Uncertain Future for a River that Helps Feed the Nation
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

It begins as fresh snowmelt, streaming from Mount Ritter's gray granite faces into Thousand Island Lake, a bouldered mirror. The clear blue water spills out through a narrow canyon, and the San Joaquin River is born.

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