Ecosystems

Trash Haulers Move Mountains, Yet More To Go
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Diana Moskovitz and Phil Long, Miami Herald

That mountainous mess of Wilma debris filling your front yard and killing your grass is not going to vanish overnight. Think more like New Year's night -- perhaps later. It may be 2006 before all the trash from Wilma is gone from South Florida, waste-management officials in Miami-Dade and Broward counties say.

Global Warming Could Help Salmon in Norway, Report Says
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Global warming may benefit salmon in Norwegian rivers by causing more rainfall that dilutes industrial acids blown from other parts of Europe, scientists said on Friday.

Mexico Coral Reef Set Back 100 Years by Wilma
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A fragile coral reef off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula could take more than a century to recover from a thrashing by Hurricane Wilma last month, the government said Friday.

Prince Charles Donates To Help Rebuild Mississippi
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Britain's Prince Charles, whose passion for architecture won him a $25,000 prize Thursday, said he planned to donate the money to help rebuild communities in hurricane-ravaged Mississippi.

Amazon Drought Relief Efforts Alleviate Danger, but Damage Could Be Long-Lasting
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Paulo Winterstein, Associated Press

Relief efforts have eased the immediate anguish of the Amazon's worst drought in decades, but the damage done to the region's economy and health could linger for years, officials said Thursday.

Illegal Logging Devours Honduran Forests, U.S. Group Says
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Gustavo Palencia, Reuters

Illegal logging driven by an underground timber trade that stretches from Central America to the United States and Europe is destroying the forests of Honduras, a U.S.-based environmental group said Thursday.

U.S. Senate Backs Oil Drilling in Alaskan Refuge
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters

The U.S. Senate Thursday voted to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), narrowly rejecting a Democratic attempt to strike the plan from a budget bill.

North Korea Makes Virtue of Necessity
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is urging workers to produce more bicycles to cope with the lack of transport, improve people's health and prevent pollution just days after the country's first bike factory opened.

Vermont Adopts New Rules To Cut Car CO2 Emissions
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - David Gram, Associated Press

Vermont on Wednesday approved stricter standards for vehicle emissions to reduce greenhouse gases, leading five other Northeastern states working on the same rules.

Caribbean Reefs Bleached by Warm Water
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A bleaching phenomenon caused by unusually warm waters is whitening coral reefs throughout the Caribbean, raising fears of a large-scale die-off of the organisms, scientists said Wednesday.

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