Ecosystems

Land Sale Bill Ignites Passions in American West
December 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Laura Zuckerman, Reuters

A Republican congressman under fire for crafting a bill to sell public land to mining interests defended his proposal Tuesday, saying it would ensure the viability of the mining industry and help develop the economies of rural communities.

National Recognition Could Help Attract Customers to Eco-Friendly Hilton
December 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Jonathan Nelson, The Columbian

The towering windows, extensive woodwork and staircase in the lobby of the Hilton Vancouver Washington hotel tend to catch the eye of first-time visitors. But it is Hilton's unseen features that are earning the hotel recognition as a "green" building.

Pacific Islanders Move To Escape Global Warming
December 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Rising seas have forced 100 people on a Pacific island to move to higher ground in what may be the first example of a village formally displaced because of modern global warming, a U.N. report said Monday.

Scientists Discover New Hydrothermal Vents
December 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Scientists exploring the world's sea floor have discovered new super-hot, mineral-rich geysers belching from the southern Atlantic, Arctic and Indian oceans.

Movie Star Leonardo DiCaprio To Produce Environmental Documentary
December 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

He showed up at the Oscars in a hybrid car and lobbied loudly for worldwide access to clean water. Now actor-activist Leonardo DiCaprio is making a documentary about global environmental issues. He has started production on "11th Hour," a feature-length film that explores global warming and offers solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems, publicist Keleigh Thomas said Monday.

Scientists to Study Acid Rain, Smokies
December 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists plan to study soil this spring in high elevations of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park -- the area most affected by acid rain and other environmental problems, officials say.

U.N. Talks Seen Averting Deadlines for Climate Pact
December 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

U.N. climate talks in Canada are likely to avoid setting a target date for agreeing a successor for the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol, disappointing environmentalists who want a 2008 deadline, delegates said Monday.

Brazil Government Announces 31 Percent Drop in Amazon Destruction
December 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Vivian Sequera, Associated Press

The Amazon rain forest lost 7,300 square miles -- an area more than half the size of Maryland -- but deforestation slowed by nearly a third this year, Brazilian officials said Monday.

Groups Urge Soil Cleanup in New Orleans
December 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

The city's parks and yards will be contaminated with dangerous chemicals and heavy metals for years unless the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency orders a widespread cleanup of areas flooded by Hurricane Katrina, environmentalists said Thursday.

Inuits Transformed by Global Warming
December 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Phil Couvrette, Associated Press

While Canada's isolated northern aboriginals are not sitting at the same table as the 180 nations attending the U.N. Climate Change Conference, they have a front-row seat to the chilling effects of global warming.

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