Ecosystems

Marine Parks Failing to Protect Coral Reefs
June 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Marine parks are failing to protect the world's coral reefs, a prominent New Zealand researcher said Wednesday, with fewer than 2 percent receiving adequate protection from these sanctuaries.

Oregon Timber Sale Awarded as Efforts to Stop It Continue
June 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

A timber sale in a national forest roadless area has been awarded to a logging contractor, despite efforts by conservation groups and the governor to stop it.

EU Governments Move Closer to Agreement to Cut Air Pollution
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

European Union governments moved closer Tuesday to agreeing on tough plans to reduce air pollution, which the European Commission claims kills 370,000 citizens a year.

U.N. Report: Environmental Degradation Could Destroy African Economy
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Tomlinson, Associated Press

More than 70 percent of Africans depend on the continent's natural resources for their livelihoods, but the toll taken on land and water could cause economic havoc if environmental protection is not given a high priority, a U.N. report said.

Al Gore, Dave Matthews Band, and Corporations All Offsetting Pollution
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Sutel, Associated Press

By putting money toward renewable energy sources, paying for more efficient cooking stoves in developing countries or other green activities, you can "offset" an equal amount of CO2 emissions. Offset everything you do, as Al Gore and others do, and you can reach the goal of becoming "carbon-neutral."

Ontario Urges U.S. Co-Operation on Air Pollution
June 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Wojtek Dabrowski, Reuters

Canadians and Americans are harming each other with air pollution and must work closely to mitigate climate change and reduce environmental damage, politicians from both sides of the border said Monday.

U.S. Has Duty to Lead on Global Warming
June 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

The United States -- the world's richest and most polluting nation -- has a moral duty to take the lead in tackling catastrophic global warming instead of denying it is happening, a leading scientist said on Monday.

Connecticut Scientists Investigate Marsh Die-Off
June 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Something is killing New England's salt marshes, and scientists are trying to figure out how large the problem is, and how to stop it.

Farmers Try to Preserve Dwindling Breeds
June 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Farmers in west central Ohio are hoping to preserve some breeds of livestock considered endangered by conservationists.

Supreme Court Takes Up What Could Be Key Ruling on Climate Change
June 27, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Running for president, George W. Bush said he was ready to regulate carbon dioxide. But in early 2001, shortly after taking office, he changed his mind. Now the Supreme Court may force the president to shift gears again.

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