Gaza Settlers Stoke Ecological Fears over Beach Villas
June 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Megan Goldin, Reuters
Standing on a sand dune, his hand shading his eyes from the bright glare of the Mediterranean sun, park ranger Yair Farjun prepares for battle as he surveys Israel's last untouched coastal reserve. His fight is a bloodless one -- to ensure the survival of sea turtles, snakes and desert mammals whose habitat is being threatened by the relocation of thousands of Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip to the nearby Nitzanim coastline in Israel.
Sanctuary for Donkeys, the Backbone of Ethiopia
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Anthony Mitchell, Associated Press
In a country where only half the population can afford or find medical treatment, a high-tech donkey clinic with its very own ambulance service may seem excessive. But not to the Ethiopian farmers who rely on these sure-footed, stoic beasts of burden.
Scientists Say Cod Off Nova Scotia Declining
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The collapse of cod stocks off Nova Scotia changed the marine ecosystem so dramatically that it may be impossible for cod to recover, according to a study by Canadian scientists that could have ramifications for cod stocks at Georges Bank.
Greenpeace Activists Picket Credit Suisse Moscow Office over Far East Oil Project Funding
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Alex Nicholson, Associated Press
About a dozen Greenpeace activists picketed Credit Suisse's downtown Moscow offices Monday over the bank's funding of a disputed oil and gas project on and around the Russian Far East island of Sakhalin.
Big River Open-Space Property Bill on Fast Track in Senate
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter B. Lord, The Providence Journal
Despite strong objections from environmental groups and individual senators, the Senate went out of its way yesterday to move along the Carcieri administration's plans to build a new state police headquarters on Big River Reservoir land that was set aside for drinking water and open space.
China Mulls Smog Tax for Big Cars, Report Says
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
China is considering imposing new taxes on buyers of big cars to persuade drivers to buy environmentally friendly vehicles, a news report said Monday.
Fire Crews Fear More Wind, Heat and Low Humidity as Blazes Char Thousands of Acres in West
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Jennifer Dobner, Associated Press
Firefighters battled in hot, dry and windy weather Sunday to contain wildfires that have prompted evacuations, closed a major highway and covered much of southwest Utah with a dark, smoky haze.
Rwanda Symbolically Names Endangered Baby Gorillas
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Arthur Asiimwe, Reuters
Rwanda held a traditional naming ceremony for some of its rare mountain gorillas on Saturday in an effort to attract tourism and help to preserve one of the world's most endangered species.
New Law Fails to Protect Wetlands
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Mladen Rudman, Northwest Florida Daily News
What's good for Northwest Florida's developers isn't good for its environment -- so contend the critics of a bill signed into law by Gov. Jeb Bush this week.
Poll Shows Europeans Skeptical of U.S. Environmental Stewardship
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Europeans trust their own countries to protect the environment far more than they do the United States, according to a poll released Thursday.