Ecosystems

Gorbachev Urges More Action on Environmental Problems
December 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Maria Danilova, Associated Press

Nobel Peace laureate Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday urged governments and individuals to do more to tackle major environmental problems like global warming, which he blamed for this summer's deadly floods in Europe.

Research by Congress Says EPA Studies Favored Bush Air Pollution Plan
December 5, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Researchers who work for Congress say the Environmental Protection Agency skewed its analysis of air pollution legislation to favor President Bush's plan. EPA's analysis "works in favor of" Bush's plan by overstating some costs of competing bills, said a report Friday by the Congressional Research Service. The 2002 Bush plan, dubbed "Clear Skies," remains stalled in Congress.

In Alaskan Village, Erosion is Measured in Skulls on the Shoreline
December 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Roseanne Pagano, Associated Press

Where an old graveyard once stood, coffins now jut from Akiak's eroded riverbank along the Kuskokwim River in southwest Alaska. An occasional human skull rests on Akiak's shore. Swallowed by the river long ago are other village landmarks: A regional hospital and staff housing dating to the 1900s. A field where children played ball.

Activists to Canada: Warming Threatens Hockey
December 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Jones, Reuters

Activists at the U.N. climate change conference in Montreal shot straight for the Canadian heart Thursday by warning of the unthinkable -- the end of ice hockey due to global warming.

Forests Urged as New Front in Global Warming Fight
December 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Forest preservation should be the new front in the fight against global warming with Third World nations earning cash for protecting trees, tropical countries told a U.N. climate conference Wednesday.

UN Talks Adopt Kyoto Rules on Global Warming
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Countries meeting at U.N. environmental conference adopted Wednesday the rules for limiting emissions of greenhouse gases under the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol, but Saudi Arabia held up a key section on policing the accord.

FAA Official Says U.S. Airlines Should Be Excluded from EU Emissions Trading Program
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Washington has "serious and fundamental questions" about the EU's plans to include U.S. airlines in an environmental program to trade pollution quotas, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration official Sharon Pinkerton said.

EU Study Finds Climate Change Major Environmental Challenge for Europe
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Climate change is Europe's biggest environmental challenge, as the temperature on the continent is rising a third faster than the global average, according to a report by the EU's environmental agency.

Program Seeks Greener Image for Golf Courses
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Catherine Trevison, The Oregonian

Golf courses that use chemicals with restraint, monitor water quality and encourage wildlife will be recognized under a new program launched last week by a group of Oregon and Washington golf course superintendents.

Travel + Leisure Magazine Announces Global Vision Award Winners
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Travel + Leisure magazine has honored seven projects around the world for contributions to local economies, the environment or cultural preservation.

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