Ecosystems

Tiny Trees Spur New Growth in Industry
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Diane Dietz, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.

A question is humming around the edges of the Oregon Logging Conference this week, like the distant sound of a chain saw bucking firewood.

Canada Close to Emissions Deal with Car Makers
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Canada said Friday it was close to signing a voluntary pact with major automobile makers to cut emissions and made it clear it was rejecting calls to impose binding limits.

Scientists Study Drop in Blue King Crab Populations
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Deanna Cooper, Anchorage Daily News

A groundbreaking experiment to learn more about blue king crab larvae has produced surprising results for research fishery biologist Brad Stevens and his team.

Justices Weigh Water Rights
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Doyle, The Sacramento Bee

Some San Joaquin Valley farmers had a tough row to hoe Wednesday as Supreme Court justices showed skepticism over the farmers' bid to sue the federal government.

City of Albuquerque, Environmentalists Settle Silvery Minnow Dispute
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The city of Albuquerque and environmental groups reached a settlement Wednesday in a five-year legal battle over the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow.

Island-Building Covers Coral Reefs, Alters Gulf Environment
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Krane, Associated Press

Stroll on Dubai's shore and dead coral crunches underfoot. The normally crystal-clear Gulf is fogged with silt. Eroding beaches need truckloads of sand to stay in place.

Trash from Canada Piling Up
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Hugh McDiarmid Jr., Detroit Free Press

Canadian waste dumped in Michigan surged, while state residents sent less junk to Michigan's landfills in 2004. Data released Tuesday by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality shows waste imported from Canada climbed 23 percent in 2004, and now makes up 18 percent of all trash deposited in Michigan.

Bush, Schroeder Say Cooperation Possible on the Environment
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Melissa Eddy, Associated Press

President George W. Bush and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said they discussed ways Wednesday to protect the Earth's climate, stressing that differences over an accord to combat global warming should not prevent cooperation.

Brazil Environmentalist Shot in Rain Forest
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Rodrigo Gaier, Reuters

A Brazilian environmentalist was killed in an Atlantic rain forest Tuesday night, only 10 days after a U.S. nun and activist against illegal logging was murdered in the Amazon jungle.

Retreat of Antarctic Ice Shelves Is Not New, Report Says
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Sue Leeman, Associated Press

The current retreat of ice shelves in the Antarctic due to global warming is nothing new -- but this time the problem is manmade and therefore potentially more serious, according to research released Wednesday.

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