Ecosystems

Hot, Windy Weather Hampers Firefighters in Colorado and South Dakota
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Catherine Tsai, Associated Press

Gusty wind and temperatures heading into the 90s prompted authorities to evacuate about 70 more homes Sunday east of a 2,900-acre wildfire in southern Colorado.

G-8 Takes No Concrete Steps to Stop Global Warming, but Schedules New Round of Talks
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Thomas Wagner, Associated Press

The Group of Eight summit bowed to U.S. pressure on Friday by approving a declaration on climate change that avoided taking any concrete steps to fight global warming, such as setting targets or timetables for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Working to Bring Back the Coaster Brook Trout
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Barely noticeable beneath a wooden foot bridge, the wire antenna stretched across the gurgling Mosquito River is on the lookout for one of the Great Lakes' most mysterious fish: the coaster brook trout.

Edmund Hillary Joins Call to Protect Mount Everest from Climate Change
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Alexandra Zavis, Associated Press

Edmund Hillary, the first climber to conquer Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide, on Monday urged that the world's highest mountain be placed on the United Nations' list of endangered heritage sites because of the risks of climate change.

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.

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