Northwest Hawaiian Islands to Get Monument Status
June 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands -- remnants of extinct submerged volcanoes far from Waikiki -- will become a vast U.S. national monument and nature sanctuary, a senior administration official said Wednesday.
Japanese No Longer Like Whale Meat, Anti-Whalers Claim
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - George Nishiyama, Reuters
The Japanese public no longer likes eating whale meat and Tokyo's argument that whaling should be maintained to meet consumer demand is a fabrication, a conservationist group said on Tuesday.
Scientists Launch Project to Save Caspian Beluga
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Bagila Bukharbayeva, Associated Press
Three men struggle to lift a squirming, nearly 2-meter (6.5 foot) gray fish with a pointy nose and distinctive jagged spine and spill it into the green waters of the Caspian Sea.
Beijing Orders a Day without Cars, Elevators, Air Conditioning for Civil Servants
June 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The Chinese government has ordered civil servants to do without cars, elevators and air conditioning on Tuesday as part of an energy-saving awareness campaign, state media said.
Gore to Train 1,000 to Spread Word about Climate
June 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters
Al Gore hopes to train 1,000 messengers he hopes will spread out across the country and present a slide show about global warming that captures the essence of his Hollywood documentary and book.
Gypsy Moth Invasion Ruining N.J. Forests
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
An invasion of gypsy moths has been destroying thousands of acres of New Jersey forests in the span of a month, setting the state up for its worst outbreak since the caterpillars defoliated 140,000 acres in 2001.
Forest Service Auctions Timber from Burned-Over Section of National Forest
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
To the dismay of environmentalists, the U.S. Forest Service auctioned off timber from a remote, burned-over section of a national forest Friday in the first such sale since the Bush administration eased logging restrictions.
U.N. Scheme to Save One Billion Tonnes of Greenhouse Gas
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
A U.N. scheme to promote renewable energy use in poor nations is growing sharply and will axe emissions of greenhouse gases by more than a billion tonnes by 2012, the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat said on Friday.
Eagles from Maryland Helping to Establish Population in Vermont
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
A circling bald eagle overhead is the only sign there are babies in the nest 65 feet up a loblolly pine tree. Biologist Craig Koppie isn't sure what he'll find in the nest until he climbs, peers inside and shouts down the good news -- "Triplets!"
Japan Tries to Cut Down on Plastic Bags
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Hiroko Tabuchi, Associated Press
The mega-packaging keeps your food hot, your drink cool and your newspaper clean, but environmentalists say it also creates a mountain of plastic waste that fouls the air, pollutes the oceans and contributes to global warming.