Scientists Urge G8 Not to Ignore Global Warming
June 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters
World leaders must not allow concern for energy security to distract them from taking promised action on global warming, top world scientists said on Wednesday.
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!"