Leading Canada Liberal Proposes Type of Carbon Tax
August 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
The man often regarded as the front-runner in the race to head Canada's opposition Liberal Party, Michael Ignatieff, proposed Monday a modified carbon tax to try to limit climate change.
Carbon Cards: Lifeline for Planet or Big Brother?
August 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Issuing every citizen with an electronic card to encourage them to reduce energy use is one of the most radical ideas for curbing reliance on fossil fuels, widely blamed for global warming.
Scientists Call for Radical Action to Ease Water Scarcity
August 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Scientists on Monday called for radical action to improve global water management, saying one-third of the world's population faces water scarcity.
California on Brink of Global Warming Breakthrough
August 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Milliken, Reuters
California is forging ahead with the most aggressive U.S. program to reduce global warming -- a plan that pits Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger against fellow Republican George Bush.
U.S. Government Wins Round in Power Struggle with Industrial Plants over Air Pollution
August 18, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
The government won a round Thursday in a long-running dispute over how much authority it has to force industrial plants to cut air pollution.
The Good Life in Valdez, Alaska, is Directly Related to the Oil Industry
August 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press
Valdez is a company town where people living off big oil have lovely cedar-sided homes with lush lawns and new four-wheelers parked in driveways next to RVs the size of city buses.
Firefighters Back Off Ontario Industrial Blaze
August 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
A large fire at a recycling plant in southwestern Ontario Tuesday raised pollution concerns and caused some 400 people to evacuate, while an industrial fire north of Montreal forced about 1,500 residents and workers to leave that area.
Philippines Battles Major Oil Spill, Fishermen Suffer
August 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Dolly Aglay, Reuters
Rescue workers battled on Wednesday to stop a huge oil spill from further polluting the central Philippine coastline as fishermen, smeared in the foul-smelling sludge, returned to shore with empty nets.
China Draws Line in Sand to End Pollution for Good
August 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Buckley, Reuters
China will rigorously enforce limits on industrial pollution as it seeks to rein in rampant pollution and tame frenetic economic growth, the nation's top environment official said.
New Orleans Mayor Halts Dumping at Landfill Opened after Katrina
August 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Michelle Roberts, Associated Press
Mayor Ray Nagin on Monday ordered waste haulers to stop depositing debris in a controversial landfill opened after Hurricane Katrina, a move state regulators said could delay the battered city's cleanup by more than a year.