Ecosystems

Galapagos Volcano Erupts for Third Day
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press

A volcano on the largest of the Galapagos Islands erupted for the third straight day Tuesday, but experts said it didn't threaten villagers on the island or the super-sized tortoises that gave the remote archipelago its name.

Scientists Draft Blueprint To Protect World Oceans
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Byrnes, Reuters

International scientists are mapping out a plan for a network of marine parks to save the world's oceans from fish stock depletion and growing pollution.

Expert Says Conservationists, Chesapeake Bay Farmers Must Work Together
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Nancy Hernandez, Frederick News-Post

Farmers often have been blamed for causing the Chesapeake Bay's pollution problems, but one environmental group says the bay can't survive without farmers.

Canoe Expedition Cleans Up Hurricane Debris from Louisiana Bayou
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press

The dragonflies skimming the tea-colored water and the blackbirds in the marsh grasses looked at home along Cane Bayou and the Lake Pontchartrain shore. But canoeing through the waterways Sunday, it was hard not to notice the truck tires, wine bottles and other urban debris left scattered in the shallow water and along the shoreline by Hurricane Katrina.

EU Launches Plan To Protect Marine Environment
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Aoife White, Associated Press

The European Union head office on Monday launched a plan to make all of the EU's marine waters "environmentally healthy" by 2021. Environmental groups, however, slammed the EU strategy as toothless, saying it failed to set clear legally binding targets to force governments to take action.

SMART Papers Earns Forest Stewardship Council Credentials
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

SMART Papers today announced an expanded lineup of environmentally friendly printing papers including new Forest Stewardship Council certification of one of its 100% post-consumer waste uncoated papers in its Torchglow printing papers line.

Earthquake Dramatizes Human Ecological Assault on the Himalayas
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Denis D. Gray, Associated Press

This month's massive earthquake did not destroy Mohammad Shafi Mir's house and bury his mother, but what followed seconds later did: a torrent of boulders thundering down a mountainside.

Japan Struggling To Meet CO2 Emissions Target
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Hiroko Tabuchi, Associated Press

Japan's greenhouse gas emissions fell slightly last fiscal year, but the country is far from achieving its target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, a government report said Friday.

Debris from Hurricanes May Be Used To Fight Coastal Erosion in Louisiana
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

The mountains of debris created by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita could be the very stuff to protect Louisiana's ravaged coastline and keep hurricanes at bay.

Louisiana Wants Illinois Mud as Building Block for Devastated Marshes
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Mud from the Illinois River may soon be transported south to Louisiana to fill in wetlands tattered and punctured by Hurricane Katrina.

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