Destructive Insects on Rise in Alaska
September 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press
Destructive insects in unprecedented numbers are finding Alaska forests to be a congenial home, said University of Alaska forestry professor Glenn Juday, and climate change could be the welcome mat.
Global Warming Film Unites Preachers and Politics
September 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Carey Gillam, Reuters
Coming soon to a movie screen near you: prayers, politics and a feature-length film, united in an effort to mobilize religious groups around global warming concerns in time for the U.S. midterm election.
Sturgeon Slowly Re-Emerge in Great Lakes
September 11, 2006 12:00 AM - John Seewer, Associated Press
Sturgeon -- prized for its caviar and smoked meat -- are slowly starting to make a comeback in areas where water quality has improved. The fish, which are protected in just about every state where they're found, were overfished and nearly disappeared in the early 1900s.
Senate Skeptic of Global Warming Takes Aim at California
September 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press
A bill to crank up penalties for the nation's most polluted air regions -- both in California -- was introduced Thursday in the Senate by Congress' biggest skeptic of global warming.
Canada Native Groups Join to Protect Water Supply
September 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Jones, Reuters
Booming oil and gas development in Western and Northern Canada has prompted native groups to build a united front to better protect the vast region's water resources, aboriginal leaders said Thursday.
Christian Group Encourages Recycling
September 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
Tending to your soul at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Boise, Idaho, involves recycling old cell phones and printer cartridges in the church lobby, pulling noxious weeds in the backcountry and fixing worn-out hiking trails in the mountains.
Tsunami Spurs Interest in Asian Coasts
September 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press
"The tsunami brought an understanding that the ecosystem is a lot more fragile than people thought," said Austin Arensberg, a World Conservation Union official who is part of a team working on a $240,000 Spanish-funded project to restore mangrove forests in Thailand and Sri Lanka.
U.S. Colleges to Buy Green Power in MTV Competition
September 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters
Students at several colleges have already pushed through fees of about $30 per student that allow schools to buy power from clean energy sources such as solar and wind farms.
China and Europe to Discuss Energy, Environment
September 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
China and European Union leaders will discuss cooperation on energy and climate issues at their upcoming summit, but Chinese officials held out little hope of a breakthrough on their long-sought end to the EU's weapons sales ban.
Brazil Sees Amazon Land Clearing Easing This Year
September 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrea Welsh, Reuters
Huge tracts of Brazil's Amazon rainforest were cleared legally and illegally in the past year, but the rate of deforestation slowed, the country's environment minister said Tuesday.