Urban Land Trusts -- A Guest Commentary
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Steven J. Moss, San Francisco Community Power

These days, hardly a dime is tossed towards systematically reclaiming urban eco-systems. With a majority of the world’s population soon to live in cities, it’s time to focus on recreating sustainable wilderness areas in our own backyards.

Coral Reef Discovered off Thailand Cost
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

A coral reef spanning several hundred acres and teeming with fish has been discovered off the coast of Thailand and should be given protected status, the World Wide Fund for Nature said Wednesday.

Pennsylvania Would Demand Big Mercury Cuts from Power Plants under New Proposal
February 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Marc Levy, Associated Press

Pennsylvania's coal-fired power plants would have to cut mercury emissions by 90 percent within a decade under a plan that would make the state the first major coal producer with stricter mercury regulations than the federal government.

Lights May Dim on Olympics
February 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Sam Fleming, Daily Mail

Britain's energy supply will be so fragile by 2012 that the Olympics could be marred by power cuts, experts warned. Almost eight out of 10 said blackouts could be a "major issue" for the London games.

China Warns Officials against Covering up Pollution
February 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China has warned local environmental protection officials that they will be punished if they allow or cover up damage to the environment in favour of economic growth, state media said on Tuesday.

On Beyond Organic -- Combating Global Warming with... Community
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

If rising sea levels, melting glaciers and intensifying tropical storms have you shouting at all those in power who are still ignoring global warming, take heart.

Anti-Whaling Ship Hits Diplomatic Squall
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Gordon Bell, Reuters

The 657-ton Farley Mowat -- flying the skull-and-crossbones like a modern pirate ship -- stalked Japanese ships hunting minke whales through the huge waves of the Southern Ocean.

Maui Mayor Wants Sand Exports to End
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hoping to slow the flow of sand off his island, Mayor Alan Arakawa has asked the Maui County Council to look at a moratorium on exporting sand.

Scientists Fear Leaping Carp to Invade U.S. Great Lakes
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Stern, Reuters

Fish that leap into passing boats may be a fisherman's fantasy, but scientists fear that hyperactive Asian carp will reach the Great Lakes, devour the base of the food chain and spoil drinking water for 40 million people.

Report Says Most Reefs Damaged by 2004 Tsunami Will Recover in a Decade
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Most coral reefs escaped "serious damage" from the 2004 tsunami and should recover in less than 10 years, though much will depend on local government's protecting marine ecosystems.

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