Ecosystems

China To Eschew Fast Growth in New Economic Plan
October 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Scott Hillis, Reuters

China is poised to unveil a new roadmap for the world's seventh-biggest economy that scraps a long-standing policy of faster growth in favour of improving social services and curbing widespread environmental devastation.

Habitat Herbicide Approved for Use in California
October 7, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Habitat herbicide, from BASF Professional Vegetation Management, has received approval from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for use in California.

Congress Seeks To Slash Food Aid for Poor, Conservation
October 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press

Under orders to cut agriculture spending by $3 billion, Republicans in Congress have proposed reducing food programs for the poor by $574 million and conservation programs by $1 billion, The Associated Press has learned.

Oyster Bay Listed As Endangered Refuge
October 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Frank Eltman, Associated Press

The Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, near Theodore Roosevelt's summer White House, is among the nation's 10 most endangered wildlife refuges, according to a new report from an environmental group.

Sweat, Fire Help Bring U.S. Midwest Prairies Back
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Stern, Reuters

Restoring vanished prairies that looked to long-ago observers like an endless inland grass sea covering the Midwest requires backbreaking work to clear brush, collect and spread seeds and, most importantly, set fires.

August and September of 2005 Two Warmest Months in Boston
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The National Weather Service in Boston yesterday announced that August and September of 2005 were the warmest of those two months on record there.

South Korean Capital Unveils Stream Restored after Nearly 50 Years
October 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Bo-Mi Lim, Associated Press

Hundreds of South Koreans gathered in downtown Seoul on Saturday as the city officially reopened a stream that had been hidden under cement paving stones for nearly 50 years.

Hawaii Creates State Marine Refuge in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Bans Fishing
October 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press

Hawaii has banned fishing around the tiny islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, home to endangered Hawaiian monk seals and sea turtles.

Los Angeles Fire Seen Fully Contained by Monday
October 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Firefighters have the upper hand on a wildfire on the outskirts of Los Angeles that has burned 24,000 acres and they expect to have it fully contained by Monday evening, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said Saturday.

Louisiana Ecological Harm Called Unprecedented
October 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Beth Daley, Boston Globe

The environmental damage from hurricanes Katrina and Rita is unparalleled in its scope and variety, scientists say, with massive oil spills blanketing marshes, sediment smothering vast fishing grounds, and millions of gallons of raw sewage scattered in New Orleans and along the 400-mile Louisiana coast.

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