Plan to Build Gas Pipeline through Amazon Rain Forest Catches Environmentalists Off Guard
January 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press
Environmentalists were caught off guard when South American leaders announced plans to build a massive natural gas pipeline through the Amazon rain forest.
Brazil Sacks Indian Expert after Spat over Lands
January 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Brazil's Indian affairs agency fired a world-renowned expert on indigenous tribes days after he criticized its president for suggesting there should be limits on land claims made by the Indians.
Program Seeks to Preserve Grasslands
January 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
An exchange program between the Nature Conservancy and the Mongolian government is trying to preserve some of the planet's best remaining grassland ecosystems.
Coral Reefs Cheaper to Protect than Neglect, U.N. Finds
January 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Costs of safeguarding the world's fast-disappearing coral reefs and mangroves are small compared to the benefits they provide from tourism to fisheries, the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Tuesday.
FDA Panel Recommends Federal Ban on Nonprescription Asthma Inhalers that Harm Ozone
January 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Bridges, Associated Press
Asthma sufferers may not be able to buy nonprescription inhalers much longer because the devices contain propellants that harm the ozone layer.
U.S. Greenhouse Operators Find Green Roof Niche
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Alex Dominguez, Associated Press
A burgeoning U.S. market for "green roofs" has greenhouse owners cultivating plants that help keep out the summer heat and winter cold while also managing storm water runoff and absorbing carbon dioxide.
Ancient Southern Africa Tribe Battles to Avoid Eviction from Kalahari Reserve
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Alexandra Zavis, Associated Press
Efforts by Botswana's government to remove the last two ethnic Basarwa groups from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the latest chapter in a long history of dislocation and loss.
Research Site Full of Yellowstone Bison
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press
A research site north of Yellowstone National Park has filled to capacity with young bison that will be used in studying whether brucellosis-free herds can be produced from quarantine.
Environmentalists Fight Spread of Vineyards to California Coastal Forests
January 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press
In the fog-shrouded forests of California's remote North Coast, winemakers believe they've found the perfect terrain to grow the notoriously fickle pinot noir grape prized by connoisseurs.
Space Debris Accumulating, Report Says
January 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
More than 9,000 pieces of space debris are orbiting the Earth, a hazard that can only be expected to get worse in the next few years. And currently there's no workable and economic way to clean up the mess.