Turkmen President Orders Forest Planted in His Desert Nation
March 15, 2006 12:00 AM -
Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov ordered a forest planted to change his desert nation's climate -- the latest of the autocratic leader's elaborate projects that include an artificial lake and an ice palace.
NASA Says Northern Ozone Pollution Spurs Arctic Warming
March 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Ozone pollution in the Northern Hemisphere, churned out by factories and vehicles that burn fossil fuels, is a major factor in the dramatic warming of the Arctic zone, NASA climate scientists reported Tuesday.
U.N. Meeting to Try to Slow Species Loss
March 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
A U.N. environmental meeting in Brazil from March 20-31 will review a world goal of slowing a drastic acceleration of the loss of animal and plant species by 2010.
Report Says Alternatives for Treating Hog Waste Remain Too Expensive
March 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Steve Hartsoe, Associated Press
A five-year study to find more environmentally friendly ways to treat hog waste in the nation's second-largest swine producing state turned up several options, but none that farmers appear ready to pay for.
Tourists in Vigil of Patagonian Glacier
March 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A vast Patagonian glacier that lost an enormous wall of ice in a spectacular collapse in 2004 has begun cracking ominously amid expert warnings Monday another section could soon break free.
India Takes on Poachers in Key Tiger Reserve
March 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Bappa Majumdar, Reuters
Authorities in eastern India have arrested 30 poachers in the world's largest tiger reserve this year against 40 caught in 2004 and 2005, officials said on Monday.
Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai Urges Individual Action to Protect Environment
March 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Todd Dvorak, Associated Press
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai says people worried about the environment should rely less on government and more on themselves to protect the planet's limited resources.
Regulator Says China Must Step up Environmental Protection or Face Disaster
March 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Audra Ang, Associated Press
China must sharply improve environmental protection or it could face disaster following two decades of breakneck growth that have poisoned its air, water and soil, the country's top environmental official warned Saturday.
Chinese Political Representatives Say Industrial Pollution Killing Bohai Sea
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Chinese representatives to the country's legislature have expressed fears that pollution from booming industries is killing much of the marine life in the country's eastern Bohai Sea.
Militant Peasants Raid Aracruz Farm in Brazil
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Sinara Sandri, Reuters
Protesters invaded a plantation in southern Brazil owned by Aracruz, the world's biggest producer of bleached eucalyptus pulp, saying they opposed the mass cultivation of eucalyptus trees near one of Aracruz's four main factories.