U.S. Government Declines to Protect Two Rare Plants in U.S. Virgin Islands
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM -
The U.S. government has declined to give federal protection to two plants species found only in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
EPA Soot Rules Said Not Strict Enough
March 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Rodrish, Associated Press
Proposed federal regulations for soot, although stricter than current standards, are not strict enough, dozens of environmental and public-health advocates said Wednesday at a public hearing.
Ice Thawing Earlier on Maine Lakes
March 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Ice on dozens of lakes in Maine and four other states is melting earlier in the year than in decades past, according to a new analysis.
EPA, Auto Industry Reach Deal on Mercury
March 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press
The Environmental Protection Agency, the auto industry and environmental groups said Wednesday they have agreed to start a national program to collect mercury switches from scrapped automobiles.
Global Warming Threatens New Guinea Paradise
March 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Exotic species in a little-known "Garden of Eden" in the mountains of New Guinea island are under threat from global warming, New Scientist magazine said on Wednesday.
Companies Keep Cell Phones out of Trash and Turn Them into Cash
March 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Allison Bruce, Ventura County Star
Phone carriers in California soon will have to offer buyers a way to return their cell phone to be resold or recycled.
Senate Urged to Safeguard Species Act
March 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press
As a Senate committee prepares to take up revisions to the Endangered Species Act, nearly 6,000 biologists from around the country signed a letter Wednesday urging senators to preserve scientific protections in the landmark law.
Bicycle Taxis Thrive on Streets of New York; City Considers Crackdown
March 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Sara Kugler, Associated Press
Bicycle taxis are weaving through the clogged streets of midtown Manhattan in a movement growing so rapidly that the city is proposing regulations before it spins out of control.
Dalai Lama Offers Lifeline to Indian Tiger
March 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Simon Denyer, Reuters
The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, has thrown a lifeline to India's dwindling tiger population after an emotional appeal to outlaw the trade in animal skins provoked an extraordinary reaction in his homeland.
Officials Try Insect to Save Hawaii Tree
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
State officials are hoping to save Hawaii's native wiliwili tree with a bug found in eastern Africa.