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.
Gore Predicts Shift in Bush Climate Policy
September 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore predicted on Tuesday that President George W. Bush would shift to do more to fight global warming, under Republican pressure from California to New York.
EU Commission Proposes Cleanup Strategy for Mediterranean
September 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The European Commission on Wednesday proposed a strategy to clean up the Mediterranean and halt pollution from industry, shipping and households by 2020.
Dutch Greenhouse Gas Emissions Now at 1990 Levels
September 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Toby Sterling, Associated Press
Greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands fell by around 2 percent in 2005 from a year earlier and were at approximately the same level they were in 1990, a government agency said Monday.
Author Sees Science, Religion Saving Environment
September 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Daniel Trotta, Reuters
Scientist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author E.O. Wilson is out to save life on Earth -- literally -- and as a secular humanist has decided to enlist people of religious faith in his mission.
Brazil Unveils New Technology to Curb Logging
September 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Brazil's environment minister Friday unveiled an electronic registry for the transport and storage of all forestry products, which she said would help in the battle against illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest.
Crocodile Hunter Took Risks to Conserve Wildlife
September 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters
"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin cheated death many times as he stalked and played with some of the world's deadliest animals. But in the end the animal kingdom proved too dangerous.
Brazil Proposes Fund to Stem Rainforest Cutting
September 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrea Welsh, Reuters
Brazil proposed Thursday a fund to compensate developing countries that slow the destruction of their rainforests, a move that could help lower emissions of gases blamed for rising world temperatures.
U.S. Interior Secretary Gets Firsthand Look at Oil-Rich Wildlife Refuge in Alaska
September 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne made his first visit to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and was greeted by local leaders concerned not about drilling in the refuge, but by plans for offshore oil development.
Drought to Shut Down Canadian Rain Forest Resort
August 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
A well-known resort town in a Canadian Pacific rain forest must shutter its hotels and businesses this week because a prolonged drought has slashed water supplies, officials said Wednesday.