Less Snow in Rockies Slows Release of CO2 Emissions
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters
Rising temperatures and a decline in the amount of snow in the Rocky Mountains have slowed the release of carbon dioxide, the main gas blamed for global warming, from forest soil, researchers said on Wednesday.
India Panel on Toxic Waste Divided over French Ship
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Kamil Zaheer, Reuters
An Indian environmental panel is divided on whether to allow a decommissioned French warship to be scrapped in India, and has not made a firm recommendation to the the nation's Supreme Court
Judge May Halt Project to Protect Bird
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A federal judge heard arguments Monday over whether a vast irrigation project intended to help farmers in eastern Arkansas will harm the rare ivory-billed woodpecker.
World Has Seven Years for Key Climate Decisions, Says Tony Blair
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Katherine Baldwin, Reuters
The world has seven years to take vital decisions and implement measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions or it could be too late, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Tuesday.
Scientists Warn of Melting Ice in Arctic
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press
Scientists on Monday painted a gloomy picture of the effects of global warming on the Arctic, warning of melting ocean ice, rising oceans, thawed permafrost and forests susceptible to bugs and fire.
U.S. Congressmen Push at U.N. for New Climate Talks
February 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Evelyn Leopold, Reuters
A key U.S. senator called on the Bush administration Monday to open global climate talks, warning that the dangers of global warming were not only a threat to the United States but India and China as well.
Federal Protection Sought for Florida Bears
February 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Conservation groups and an animal welfare group are suing to get the Florida black bear added to the federal list of endangered or threatened species.
Controversy Over Padre Island Beach Access
February 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press
A 9 1/2-mile-wide bay separates rural Willacy County from what surely must be paradise: Padre Island's isolated beaches, a nature retreat for bird watchers and what's considered some of the best sport-fishing in the country.
Huge U.N. Environment Summit Kicks off with Chemicals Treaty
February 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Krane, Associated Press
A U.N.-sponsored conference opening in Dubai on Monday is expected to lure the largest-ever gathering of national environment ministers -- around 130 of them -- to discuss matters ranging from sustainable energy to eco-tourism.
Study Urges Action on Threatened Africa Predators
February 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
A new study of Africa's most endangered carnivores has called for urgent action to save beasts such as the lion, cheetah and Ethiopian wolf from major threats to survival such as hunting and conflict with humans.