Stockholm Residents Choke on New Congestion Charge
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Niklas Pollard, Reuters
On an overcast winter morning, traffic heading into Stockholm on the main route from the north is heavy, but it is moving -- unlike the rush-hour gridlock typical in some metropolitan centers.
Boaters Damaging Seagrass in Florida
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Jennifer Kay, Associated Press
Negligent and inexperienced boaters are damaging fragile seagrass in the shallow Florida Bay, destroying habitat crucial to the state's fishing industry, a conservation advocacy group said Thursday.
Conservationists Sue Over Nevada Butterfly
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Scott Sonner, Associated Press
Conservationists filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday, seeking federal protections for a rare Nevada butterfly against off-road vehicles at one of the largest sand dunes in the West.
India Begins Count of Threatened Tigers
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Krittivas Mukherjee, Reuters
Armed with radio collars and high-tech cameras, hundreds of wildlife experts fanned out across a vast mangrove in India's east on Thursday as part of the world's largest census of the endangered tiger.
Florida Manatee Deaths Jump 30 Percent in 2005
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press
Sweet Gum was fatally injured by a racing boater. Her calf, Rachel, was also killed by a boat near Lake Monroe, and so was her granddaughter, Ruby.
China Orders End to Limits on Small Car Sales in Anti-Pollution Effort
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
China's government has ordered an end to restrictions on sales of smaller cars in an effort to clean up worsening smog and rein in surging oil use, state media said Thursday.
Group Remaps Some Tsunami Disaster Areas
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A Pacific Northwest aid group has digitally remapped some villages that were reduced to rubble fields in the Indonesian province of Aceh.
Nations Debate Approaches to Greener Development
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
Producers of half the world's "greenhouse" gases are angling for more private investment to create cleaner energy technologies and help slow global warming.
Police Briefly Hold Greenpeace Activists Accusing France of Dumping Toxic Wastes in India
January 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Ashok Sharma, Associated Press
Police on Tuesday detained 13 Greenpeace activists outside the French Embassy in New Delhi, where they were accusing France of sending an old military aircraft carrier containing toxic waste to a shipbreaking yard in India.
Stockholm Tries out Traffic Tolls To Ease Congestion
January 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Tommy Grandell, Associated Press
Drivers had to pay a fee to enter Stockholm on Tuesday as the city started a seven-month trial of a contentious program designed to reduce traffic and cut pollution in the Swedish capital.