New Law Forces Manufacturers to Pick up Recycling Costs
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Jerry Harkavy, Associated Press
A first-in-the-nation law went into effect Wednesday in Maine, requiring makers of televisions and computer monitors to pick up the tab to recycle and safely dispose of their products once they are discarded.
French Defense Minister Confident about Indian Court Decision on Dismantling Warship
January 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
France's defense minister expressed confidence Tuesday that India's Supreme Court would allow a decommissioned French warship into Indian waters despite a debate over the waste it carries.
Raw Sewage Spill Closes California Beaches
January 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Two million gallons of raw sewage spilled onto Southern California beaches, closing some 10 miles of coastline to surfers and beach goers for days, officials said Tuesday.
Landslides Could Worsen with Global Warming
January 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Landslides kill 800-1,000 people a year and climate change may be adding to the risks from hillside slums in Latin America to Egypt's Valley of the Kings, U.N. experts said on Tuesday.
Rivals Unite to Save Nature
January 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Eve Hightower, Appeal-Democrat
Once adversaries, environmentalists and ranchers are now working together against another foe - urban sprawl.
Canadian Beetle Infestation Worries U.S.
January 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Northwest loggers are worried British Columbia may be forced to harvest as much as 21 million acres of forests to stop the mountain pine beetle, flooding the market and driving down timber prices.
Conservationists Agree on Steps to Save African Lion
January 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
Regional governments and conservationists have agreed on initial steps that need to be taken to save the African lion, which has been pushed to the brink of extinction throughout much of its range.
Warm Weather Isolates Northern Canadian Natives
January 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcy Nicholson, Reuters
A group of Canadian aboriginal leaders said Friday their northern communities are in a state of emergency because abnormally mild temperatures have hindered construction of vital winter roads.
Floods that Washed away Homes and Lives Leave Behind Golden Gift
January 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Sutin Wannabovorn, Associated Press
Severe floods that washed away homes, bridges and lives apparently have compensated hapless villagers in southern Thailand with a treasure -- gold.
Kenyan Official Says Lifting Ban on Sport Hunting Possible
January 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
An icon for animal welfare groups because of its ban on sport hunting since 1977, Kenya may lift the prohibition as part of a broader revamp of wildlife policies, a senior official said Friday.