In Congo, Pygmies Ill-Prepared to Fight for Their Forests
March 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Anjan Sundaram, Associated Press
Pygmy chief Mbomba Bokenu says he may soon let loggers cut his people's forests, and all he expects in return are soap and a few bags of salt.
Mercury Cuts on the Ground Not Enough
February 28, 2006 12:00 AM - John Myers, Duluth News-Tribune
When you raise your face into that first spring rainfall, remember this: The water splashing off your head is higher in mercury contamination than the treated sewage water leaving the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District.
Aboriginal Group Demands Inclusion of Review of MacKenzie Valley Pipeline
February 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Hainsworth, Associated Press
An aboriginal group is asking the Federal Court of Canada to temporarily halt an environmental review of a $6-billion natural gas pipeline, which it says could impact its traditional way of life.
World Lawmakers Set up Global Warming Monitor Group
February 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters
Lawmakers and business leaders from around the world launched a campaign on Friday to push recalcitrant governments to take action on climate change.
California Bill Would Bar Toxins in Cell Phones, iPods
February 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
California would require manufacturers to phase out the use of hazardous materials in making cell phones, iPods and other electronic devices under a bill introduced by a state lawmaker.
Experts Foresaw Tragedy in Philippines
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Gomez and Michael Casey, Associated Press
Experts knew the farming village of Guinsaugon sat atop a major earthquake fault and were planning to issue a warning when a landslide buried nearly all its residents.
Powell Says Wetlands, Levees Vital to Louisiana
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press
Building higher levees isn't the sole solution to protecting this city and the rest of low-lying south Louisiana from killer hurricanes, President Bush's adviser on Gulf Coast recovery said Thursday.
Japanese Ministry Shuts off Heating in Race to Meet Kyoto Target
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Hiroko Tabuchi, Associated Press
Japan's Environment Ministry turned off its heating this week, leaving staff unable to even make a cup of tea, in an effort to spur the country to meet its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an official said Thursday.
In Chile, Going for Gold Means Digging under Glaciers
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Eduardo Gallardo, Associated Press
As the world's largest gold mining company, Barrick Gold Corp. of Canada planned to relocate three huge ice fields to dig for gold high up on the spine of the Andes mountains.
Greenland Starts Quota to Save Polar Bears
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press
Greenland's government on Wednesday introduced the ice-capped island's first hunting quota for polar bears, which scientists believe are threatened by the effects of global warming.