Alaskan Volcano Showing Signs of Erupting
December 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press
A sulfurous steam plume, hundreds of miniature earthquakes and a new swath of ash on snowy Augustine Volcano have scientists looking for a possible eruption.
Christmas is Damaging the Environment, Report Says
December 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
A report titled "The Hidden Cost of Christmas" calculated the environmental impact of spending on books, clothes, alcohol, electrical appliances and lollies during the festive season.
EPA Would Ease Pollution Reporting Rules
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
If the Bush administration has its way, some factories won't have to report all the pollution spewed from their smokestacks.
Environmental Rules Get Benched in Hurricane-Hit Gulf Coast
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press
Regulators say environmental rules had to be set aside to save the Gulf Coast from the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.
No Agreement Reached on Northeast Carbon Dioxide Emissions Pact
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Brooke Donald, Associated Press
Talks broke down Wednesday among state officials trying to reach an agreement to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the Northeast.
U.S., Canadian Officials Sign Great Lakes Water Pact
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Stern, Reuters
The leaders of eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces signed a pact Tuesday blocking exports of water from the Great Lakes.
No Room at Cemetery, so Mayor Proposes a Ban on Death
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Stan Lehman, Associated Press
There's no more room to bury the dead, they can't be cremated, and laws forbid a new cemetery. So the mayor of one Brazilian farm town has proposed a solution: outlaw death.
Environmentalists To Appeal U.S. Border Fence Ruling
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Environmental activists vowed to appeal a ruling allowing the U.S. to finish building a fence along the border with Mexico despite concerns that it would threaten a wildlife habitat.
Great Lakes Cleanup May Hit $20 Billion
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Stern, Reuters
The cost of a Great Lakes cleanup plan unveiled Monday by a White House-backed group could reach $20 billion, a price that Washington has already said the U.S. government cannot afford.
Study Pinpoints Species Facing Extinction Threat
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
Conducted by scientists working with the 52-member Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE), a new study identifies 794 species on the brink of oblivion.