Ecosystems

EU Says New Deal To Replace Kyoto Must Have Specific Targets
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol when it expires in 2012 will need specific targets that are applied sensitively to avoid damaging national economies, Britain's Environment Secretary Margaret Beckett said Wednesday.

Report Says Global Warming May Harm N.J. Coast
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Rising seas caused by global warming and other factors will have dire consequences for New Jersey, submerging sections of the state's highly developed coastline by the end of the century, according to a report released Wednesday by Princeton University.

Carbon Dioxide Storage a Success
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

An experimental project in Canada to inject carbon dioxide into oil fields has proven successful, removing 5 million tons of the heat-trapping "greenhouse" gas, while enhancing oil recovery, the Energy Department said Tuesday.

In Coastal Battle of Wits Between Man and Otter, Man Concedes
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Molloy, Associated Press

To appease fishermen, Fish and Wildlife banned otters in 1987 from California waters south of Point Conception near Santa Barbara -- with one exception.

Judge Blocks California Sequoia Logging Project
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A federal judge temporarily barred a logging project Monday that would have included a small section of California's Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Air Regulators Push for Stricter Plan To Cut Mercury Pollution
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

State and local air regulators unhappy with the Bush administration's approach to mercury pollution offered a competing plan Monday that would require coal-burning power plants to cut mercury emissions more deeply and more quickly and would raise home electric bills throughout the East and Midwest about a dollar a month.

World Forest Losses Slowing but Still Alarming, UN Says
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Crispian Balmer, Reuters

Some 13 million hectares of forests are destroyed around the world each year, an area the size of Greece, although the net loss of trees has finally slowed thanks mainly to new plantations, the United Nations said on Monday.

Galapagos Volcano Fire Threatens Endemic Tree Species
November 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Galapagos Volcano Fire Threatens Endemic Tree Species

A fire sparked by last month's volcanic eruption on the largest of the famed Galapagos Islands is threatening an endemic tree species, officials said Saturday.

Former French Environmental Official Warns Dominica about Overdevelopment
November 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

`Caribbean leaders must protect their environment or face the hefty cost of cleanup paid by developed countries, said the former French environmental minister.

Kayak Crusaders Persuade Polluters To Come Clean
November 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Milstein, The Oregonian

Mark Riskedahl paddles his kayak through pounding rain, heading across the Columbia Slough to a riverbank pipe that pours chocolate-brown liquid directly into the water. Holding steady, he reaches out and fills a plastic bottle with the muck -- it smells like gasoline -- and seals it tight for a trip to the lab for testing.

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