Ecosystems

Environment Agency Says EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose 1.3 Percent in 2003
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press

Greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union rose 1.3 percent in 2003, the bloc's environment agency said Tuesday, in a setback to efforts to fight global warming.

Kenya Reclaims Famed Game Park from Poachers
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - C. Bryson Hull, Reuters

Michael Kipkeu sounds more like a soldier than a game warden when he talks about keeping watch over Kenya's biggest national park, Tsavo East.

Scientific Whaling Program Weak on Science -- An ENN Commentary
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

I'm no economist, but from my understanding of the basics, when supply overshoots demand, prices will drop and producers will generally lower production accordingly. Well, simple economics apparently doesn't apply to whaling.

Mass. Trees Attacked by Two Moth Species
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Juliette Wallack, Associated Press

The destruction is obvious through much of southeastern Massachusetts: Trees stripped of their leaves dot the landscape, leaving mostly brown and gray where green once was. Many of the leaves that have managed to withstand the attack bear evidence of the assault -- tiny bite marks and nibbles.

Office of Surface Mining Delays Changes to Buffer Zone Rule
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette

Bush administration officials announced that they will conduct a detailed environmental study before they scrap a federal rule that prohibits coal mining within 100 feet of streams.

EU Approves Plan for Industrial Carbon Dioxide Trading Rights for Greece
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Jan Sliva, Associated Press

Greece became the last country to meet European Union criteria allowing emissions trading, joining a scheme at the heart of the EU's policy to cut carbon dioxide emissions, officials said Monday.

Sierra Nevada Growth To Bring More Congestion, Development, Report Says
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

The population of the Sierra Nevada could triple in the next 35 years, threatening many of the mountain range's Gold Rush-era towns with sprawl, gridlock and pollution, according to a report released Tuesday.

Alaska Natives Push for More Toxin Studies
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Alaska Natives have seen runny bone marrow in moose and caribou, and lesions and parasites in fish -- and that makes Shawna Larson wonder if toxic chemicals in these traditional foods are making people sick, too.

For Foundering Alaska Village, Bridge Seen as Lifeline
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Volz, Associated Press

Every morning, South Naknek's 14 schoolchildren eat breakfast, kiss their parents goodbye and head to the airport for the daily flight on their school bus in the sky.

Conservation and Culture to Clash at Whaling Forum
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Jon Herskovitz, Reuters

Culture and conservation will clash during this week's meeting of the International Whaling Commission, with some nations pushing for more whales to be caught, while others remain firmly opposed.

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