New Study Shows Benefits of Sustainable Forestry Certification
July 22, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com
A new study has found that independent, third-party certification for environmentally and socially sustainable management of timberlands has led to vital, measurable improvements in the protection of forests, wildlife, and stakeholder rights worldwide as well as to the long-term economic viability of forestry operations.
Federal Report Cites Environmental Lapses in Oil and Gas Drilling
July 21, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
The Interior Department is spending so much time approving oil and gas drilling permits on public lands that it often fails to do an adequate job policing the environment, congressional investigators say.
Londoner Purposely Wastes Water in the Name of Art
July 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Sarah Blaskovich, Associated Press
Mark McGowan went into the tiny backroom kitchen of a south London gallery three weeks ago and flipped on the cold water. He didn't turn it off, and doesn't plan to for an entire year. "The Running Tap," as it's called, is McGowan's effort to protest against wasted water in London by blatantly letting it go down the drain.
Canada Court Deals Blow to Natives Seeking Rights
July 21, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters
Canada's Supreme Court dealt two major blows Wednesday to native Indian groups who are seeking more control over large tracts of land and resources as a way of escaping grinding poverty.
Scientists Find Antarctic Has Strong Ecosystem
July 21, 2005 12:00 AM - William Kates, Associated Press
An expansive ecosystem of knee-high mud volcanoes, snowy microbial mats and flourishing clam communities lies beneath the collapsed Larsen Ice Shelf in Antarctica, say researchersThe discovery made in February in a deep glacial trough in the northwestern Weddell Sea was detailed this week in Eos, the weekly newspaper of the American Geophysical Union.
Canada Planes to Monitor Arctic for Ship Pollution
July 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Canadian spotter planes will for the first time start monitoring Arctic waters for illegal discharges of waste by ships which could damage the region's delicate environment, officials said Tuesday.
Clinton Warns of Global Warming Dangers
July 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Former President Clinton sounded a warning Tuesday against the dangers of climate change as he met with young South Africans, and had lunch with anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
Wal-Mart Experiments with Environmentally Friendly Store in Texas
July 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Quinn, Associated Press
Wal-Mart is experimenting with its first environmentally friendly store as it searches for ways to conserve resources and save money. The world's largest retailer was scheduled to open a 206,000-square-foot building Wednesday that will include features such as a 120-foot tall wind turbine that will produce about 5 percent of the store's energy and a rainwater harvesting pond designed to provide 95 percent of the water needed for irrigation.
California Firms Adapt to New Electronic-Waste Recycling Rules
July 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Karl Schoenberger, San Jose Mercury News
California's pioneering electronic-waste recycling law was as confusing for the big recycling operators as it was for collectors and consumers when it went into force at the beginning of the year. But after struggling with vague regulations and burdensome red tape during the first six months of operation, recyclers say the system is starting to work.
Chirac Asks French Not to Waste Water During Summer Dry Spell
July 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
President Jacques Chirac urged the French on Monday not to waste water as the country copes with a spell of sizzling, arid weather that has forced several regions to impose restrictions to conserve water.