North Atlantic Ocean Temps Hit Record High
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Dene More, Associated Press
Ocean temperatures in the North Atlantic hit an all-time high last year, raising concerns about the effects of global warming on one of the most sensitive and productive ecosystems in the world.
Agencies Propose Great Lakes Cleanup Plan
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press
From cleaning toxic hot spots to repelling the exotic species invasion, a blueprint requested by President Bush calls for governments at all levels to help solve the Great Lakes' biggest environmental problems.
G8 to Agree Need for Climate Action but No Targets
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Gernot Heller, Reuters
The Group of Eight powers meeting in Scotland reached agreement on Thursday on the need for urgent action to combat global warming, but set no measurable targets, Germany's top negotiator said.
California Recycler Takes TVs for Free
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Clint Swett, The Sacramento Bee
It wasn't that long ago that getting rid of a computer monitor or television was often a cumbersome and costly ordeal. Laden with pounds of toxic lead, the cathode ray tubes that are the heart of such devices were unwelcome at garbage dumps and expensive to recycle.
Cleanup of Military Waste on Right Track
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Udy Fahys, The Salt Lake Tribune
Patches of Utah held underground tanks that refueled World War II military trucks. Whole ranges served as experiment stations for testing toxic nerve gases or rock-busting explosives. Abandoned military sites like these have been a focus of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for two decades.
Oil Industry Leaders Discuss Arctic Challenges at Meeting in Northern Norway
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press
Oil industry leaders met in Norway's far north Thursday to discuss the prospects and challenges of oil drilling in one of the world's last petroleum frontiers: the Arctic.
G-8 Countries Trying to Reach Compromises on Africa and Global Warming
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
World leaders faced pressure from the United States to scale back goals for relieving African poverty and combatting disease on the world's poorest continent. But British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday he planned to keep campaigning for his ambitious objectives with other world leaders.
Donor Countries Agree to Finance a Feasibility Study to Save the Shrinking Dead Sea
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Donor countries have agreed to finance a feasibility study for a proposal to save the shrinking Dead Sea by feeding it with water through a canal from the Red Sea, the World Bank informed the sea's neighbors Thursday, according to a Jordanian official.
Government Takes Largest Suit over Power Plant Changes to Court
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Ryan, Associated Press
The nation's biggest power generator broke clean air rules by failing to cut emissions at plants in four states that foul the air in the Northeast and harm health, a federal lawyer argued Wednesday.
U.N. Environment Chief Tells G8 It Pays to Protect Forests, Coastlines
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press
The U.N. environment chief has a message for leaders of the world's major industrialized nations: scientists have shown that it pays to preserve forests, coastal waters and marshes. Klaus Toepfer made the case that investing in the environment will go a long way toward meeting U.N. goals to reduce poverty, supply clean drinking water and fight the spread of infectious diseases.