Ecosystems

Sanitation Problems Plague Mountaineers in Alaska
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Mountaineers who ascend North America's loftiest peak are often brought down to earth by "virus-laden poo" left behind by previous climbers, a medical report says.

New Laws Make Antarctic Polluters Liable
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Simon Johnson, Reuters

The Antarctic's environment will be protected by new rules forcing polluters to clean up or pay up for any contamination after 45 nations reached agreement in Stockholm on Wednesday.

Loggers, Environmentalists Square Off Over Landmark Australian $6.36 Million Lawsuit
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Meraiah Foley, Associated Press

Taking up a tactic long used by Australian environmentalists, the country's largest timber company has gone to court to try to block prominent environmental campaigners from carrying out what it claims are violent protests and to demand millions of dollars in damages from anti-logging demonstrations.

Feds to Vote on Ocean Trawling Plan
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Federal regulators are preparing to vote on a plan to protect deep water corals and other sensitive fish habitat that will likely include a permanent ban on bottom trawling in large tracts of the Pacific Ocean.

Pricing Paradise By the Gallon
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Tamara Lush, St. Petersburg Times

Alex Caravella, a 73-year-old retiree, stands on his front lawn and ticks off the things he needs to make his grass take on the emerald hue of a golf course. "Money, labor, fertilizer, sunshine and water," he says. "Lots of water."

Rare Cave Crawfish Spurs Environment Study
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The rare cave crawfish, which lives in an area near Elm Springs, Arkansas, has spurred a study of the nearby environment in the hope of preventing development-related changes to the ecosystem that enables the blind crustacean to survive.

Coming Clean in Chesapeake Virginia
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot

Can heavy industry, homes and the environment get along in the same neighborhood? The Elizabeth River Project and University of Virginia representatives think so. The two entities are crafting a plan to revitalize Money Point in Chesapeake, so that this intensely industrialized and neglected community might one day become a healthier, cleaner and greener place to live and do business.

A Grizzly Situation for Wyoming Farmers, Residents: Ecosystem is Close By
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Cara Eastwood, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

Rancher Tom Bales' voice grew thick with emotion as he remembered the day his young daughter walked outside to feed her sheep and started screaming. As Bales rushed out of the house to see what was wrong, he saw what had frightened her: The three market lambs she had raised on bottles were spread around the farmyard in pieces.

Market Operates in Environmentally Friendly Building
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - John Harrington, The Independent Record

Dirk Ellis estimates that he's given three or four tours a day of his Strawhouse Market since opening the doors two-plus weeks ago.Inside, the building features ground source heat pump technology for heating and cooling, with close to two dozen closed wells drilled more than 200 feet into the ground to take advantage of the earth's year-round 52-degree temperature.

Cyclists Stage Naked Demonstrations in London, Madrid Against Over-Use of Cars
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hundreds of naked cyclists staged demonstrations Saturday to protest the West's dependence on gas-guzzling cars -- and to push for more use of bicycles.

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