Ecosystems

Poll Shows Europeans Skeptical of U.S. Environmental Stewardship
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Europeans trust their own countries to protect the environment far more than they do the United States, according to a poll released Thursday.

UPS Releases Report on Sustainability Goals
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, this week released its third annual Corporate Sustainability Report.

Group Rejects Japanese Plans for Coastal Whale Hunt
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Jon Herskovitz, Reuters

Japan suffered yet another setback on Thursday in its bid for more whaling when an international commission rejected a plea to allow Japanese coastal communities to hunt whales.

California Turns to Goats to Stop Wildfires
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Leonard Anderson, Reuters

Move over Smokey the Bear. In California, thousands of goats are helping prevent wildfires. From hilly San Francisco to more rural settings, California landowners, business and officials have hired the voracious animals to devour the grass and brush that fuels wildfires.

Manatee Hotels, Resorts Reach Out to Environment
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Dana Sanchez, The Bradenton Herald

Ecotourism is the buzzword in the hospitality industry, and some hotels are tapping into what amounts to a new niche-market opportunity.

Valuable Native Koa Trees Seeing a Comeback in Hawaii
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

Yellowed grasses cover the lower southern slopes of Mauna Kea where impenetrable koa forests once stood on the Big Island. But Hawaii's largest endemic tree, with its sickle-shaped leaves, has reclaimed some of its former territory over the last two decades.

Warm Water Temps May Be Harming Sockeye
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

As many as 200,000 sockeye salmon disappeared last year between the Ballard Locks and spawning grounds above Lake Washington. Scientists suspect rising water temperatures could be the culprit.

New Rapid-Bus Transit System Draws Catcalls, Cheers in Mexico City
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

Mexico City's introduction of a trolley-like, dedicated-lane bus line has become a closely watched experiment in mass transit and a tough tests for popular Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Government Proposes Changes in Fishing Rules
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

New guidelines aimed at preventing overfishing were proposed Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Task Force Calls for Congress to Preserve Northeastern Forest
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - John Richardson, Portland Press Herald, Maine

A multistate task force renewed calls Tuesday for Congress and the northeastern states to preserve the 26-million-acre forest that stretches from New York to Maine.

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