Appeals Court Reinstates Corps of Engineers Permits for Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Larry O'Dell, Associated Press

A federal appeals court Wednesday reinstated a streamlined Army Corps of Engineers process for granting permits for mountaintop-removal coal mining in West Virginia.

Environmentalists Fight Forest Plan Change
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Gene Johnson, Associated Press

Environmental and government lawyers argued in federal court Tuesday about whether a recent change to the Northwest Forest Plan -- one that eased logging restrictions -- was properly arrived at and would provide adequate protections for trout and salmon.

In Arctic, Evidence for Global Warming Mounts
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Life is harsh on the freezing tundra of the Arctic Circle where Anna Prakhova lives. But it can be much harder when snows do not fall.

Romney Doubts Seen Delaying Emissions Pact
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Beth Daley and Scott Helman, The Boston Globe

A group of Northeast states has postponed the announcement of a landmark agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants after Governor Mitt Romney raised objections to the pact late last week, two government sources familiar with the agreement said.

Bid for Second Phase of Kyoto Faces Major Battle
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Ministers face a battle when they meet next week to start talks on a new climate change treaty, European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said on Monday.

EU Destroying Forests of Poor Countries, WWF Says
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

EU countries are helping destroy major forests in poorer countries through massive imports of illegal timber, the conservation group WWF said on Tuesday.

Forests Flushed Down the Toilet
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - WWF International

The major tissue manufacturers are not offering enough recycled toilet paper, towels and napkins to European consumers and must be more responsible when sourcing their wood, according to a new WWF report.

Engineers Explore New Project To Save Venice from Sinking
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Marta Falconi, Associated Press

A group of engineers and geology experts said Monday they are considering injecting seawater under Venice to raise the waterlogged Italian city by one foot to rescue it from the tides and floods that bedevil it.

On Beyond Organic: Cruise Ship Pollution, Coral Reefs and Aquariums
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Over 20 million coral reef fish are sold to aquarium hobbyists every year with the vast majority of them “wild caught.” These coveted specimens — including the threatened banggai cardinalfish and the panther grouper — are stunned by divers who use cyanide to poison the waters around them.

Smoggy Manila Speeds Compliance with Clean Air Law
November 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Manny Mogato, Reuters

The Philippines was stepping up emission enforcement measures to comply with its clean air law, officials said on Friday, concerned over the choking levels of air pollution in Manila and three other major cities.

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