Ecosystems

Warm Water Temps May Be Harming Sockeye
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

As many as 200,000 sockeye salmon disappeared last year between the Ballard Locks and spawning grounds above Lake Washington. Scientists suspect rising water temperatures could be the culprit.

New Rapid-Bus Transit System Draws Catcalls, Cheers in Mexico City
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

Mexico City's introduction of a trolley-like, dedicated-lane bus line has become a closely watched experiment in mass transit and a tough tests for popular Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Government Proposes Changes in Fishing Rules
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

New guidelines aimed at preventing overfishing were proposed Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Task Force Calls for Congress to Preserve Northeastern Forest
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - John Richardson, Portland Press Herald, Maine

A multistate task force renewed calls Tuesday for Congress and the northeastern states to preserve the 26-million-acre forest that stretches from New York to Maine.

New England Shellfish Growers Feel Snubbed by Red Tide Loan Program
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press

Like hundreds of aquaculturists, shellfish grower Barbara Austin has been out of work since earlier this month when the worst toxic algae bloom in more than three decades hit the New England coast and closed shellfishing areas in Massachusetts.

Environment Agency Says EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose 1.3 Percent in 2003
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press

Greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union rose 1.3 percent in 2003, the bloc's environment agency said Tuesday, in a setback to efforts to fight global warming.

Kenya Reclaims Famed Game Park from Poachers
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - C. Bryson Hull, Reuters

Michael Kipkeu sounds more like a soldier than a game warden when he talks about keeping watch over Kenya's biggest national park, Tsavo East.

Scientific Whaling Program Weak on Science -- An ENN Commentary
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

I'm no economist, but from my understanding of the basics, when supply overshoots demand, prices will drop and producers will generally lower production accordingly. Well, simple economics apparently doesn't apply to whaling.

Mass. Trees Attacked by Two Moth Species
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Juliette Wallack, Associated Press

The destruction is obvious through much of southeastern Massachusetts: Trees stripped of their leaves dot the landscape, leaving mostly brown and gray where green once was. Many of the leaves that have managed to withstand the attack bear evidence of the assault -- tiny bite marks and nibbles.

Office of Surface Mining Delays Changes to Buffer Zone Rule
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette

Bush administration officials announced that they will conduct a detailed environmental study before they scrap a federal rule that prohibits coal mining within 100 feet of streams.

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