Ecosystems

Bush Urges Americans To Cut Back on Unnecessary Travel To Conserve Gas
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Nedra Pickler, Associated Press

President Bush urged Americans on Monday to cut back on unnecessary travel to make up for fuel shortages caused by Hurricane Rita as he prepared to take his seventh trip to the Gulf Coast. Bush said the government was ready to release fuel from its emergency oil stockpile to alleviate high prices.

Montana Faces Eternal Clean-Up of Toxic Lake
September 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Adam Tanner, Reuters

Long before Hurricane Katrina inundated New Orleans with what officials describe as a dangerous toxic soup, Montana's mining capital struggled to deal with a massive watery hazard.

Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Bull Trout Habitat
September 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday said it will designate more than 100,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana as critical habitat for the threatened bull trout.

Early Snowmelts Heating Alaska Arctic, Study Suggests
September 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Spring snowmelt in Alaska's Arctic is occurring progressively earlier, accelerating the region's climate change and helping produce its warmest summers in at least 400 years, according to a new study.

Caribbean Corals Hit by Warm, Storm-Spawning Seas
September 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Corals in the Caribbean are being damaged by the same warm seas that have fuelled Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, the WWF conservation group said.

Alberta-Pacific Awarded Forest Stewardship Council Certification
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited certifier, SmartWood, in recognition of the company’s demonstrated environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management practices.

Waste Company Scraps Landfill Plan along Voting Rights Trail
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Phillip Rawls, Associated Press

The nation's largest trash hauler has scrapped plans to develop a landfill along the historic trail that commemorates the 1965 Voting Rights marches, a decision applauded by opponents.

Firms Pressure Russia To Adopt Kyoto Mechanisms
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Two top Russian firms, power monopoly UES and services group Sistema, pressed the government on Monday to pass laws needed to implement the Kyoto Protocol, saying a lack of clarity was endangering environmental projects.

Congressman Calls for Investigation of Logging in Tree Reserve
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press

An Oregon congressman called Monday for an investigation into how the Forest Service allowed 16 acres inside a rare tree reserve to be logged as part of a salvage harvest following a 2002 fire.

Army Corps Opens Tracts of Wetlands to Development
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Myers, Duluth News-Tribune

Despite continued government pledges to protect wetlands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has opened thousands of acres of wetlands to development in recent months across the United States.

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