Ecosystems

Shallow Lake in Lowell, Ore., Will Have Deep Impact
March 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Cooper, The Register-Guard

Repair of Fern Ridge Dam this summer will affect farmers, boaters, businesses and animals ranging from bald eagles to pond turtles, according to a report by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Canadian Government and Automakers Reach Deal on Cutting Emissions
March 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Canadian government has averted a battle with automakers by reaching a voluntary deal that would cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles by 25 percent from 1995 levels over the next five years, in keeping with the Kyoto accord.

Government Issues Guidelines for Tracking Greenhouse Gas Reductions
March 24, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The government will start keeping track of all the "greenhouse" gases that farmers and foresters voluntarily reduce to help combat global warming.

Professor, Students Donate Website Proceeds to Renewable Energy Projects
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Akweli Parker, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Karl Ulrich, a proud environmentalist who bikes to work daily, used to fret over what his fuel-thirsty Ford F-150 pickup did to the atmosphere every time he drove from Pennsylvania to property he owns in Vermont.

Figures Show British Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rose in 2003
March 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The British government insisted Monday that the country was on track to meet Kyoto Protocol targets, despite new figures showing that carbon dioxide emissions rose in recent years.

Company Touts Plasma Technology to Reduce Waste, Create Alternative Fuel
March 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

This month ENN has told you about a number of companies that are creating alternatives to common products and services in order to enhance our environment. One company, Startech Environmental Corp., wants to solve two problems at once.

Indian PM Orders Moves to Save Disappearing Tigers
March 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Terry Friel, Reuters

Alarmed by reports of a rapid fall in tiger numbers, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has ordered a police investigation and created a new taskforce to save the endangered species.

On Palm Sunday, Churches, Environmentalists Join To Save Rain Forest Palms and Parrots
March 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Selsky, Associated Press

With a sprinkling of holy water, a priest blessed thousands of palm seedlings in a ceremony in Bogota's main park, sealing an unusual Palm Sunday pact between the Roman Catholic Church and environmentalists to save a critically endangered parrot.

EPA, Northeast States Settle Pollution Lawsuit with Ohio Utility
March 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Malia Rulon, Associated Press

An Ohio company will pay $1.1 billion in fines and cleanup costs at four power plants in the second-largest federal settlement with an electric utility over air pollution.

Higher Gold Prices Stir New Interest in Western Mines
March 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Frazier, Associated Press

As the icy waters of Clark Creek swirl in his gold pan, Ken Anderson expertly reduces the contents, first to small pebbles, then smaller ones, then to a little sand.

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