Ecosystems

Colorado Wildlife Agency Says Feds Underestimated Effects of Drilling on Prized Plateau
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Judith Kohler, Associated Press

A draft federal report on gas drilling on a prized 3,000-foot high plateau underestimates the potential impact on wildlife, ignores science and lacks enough details to make predictions, state wildlife managers say.

World Bank Says Polluted Air, Water a Growing Health Threat in East Asian Cities
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Rapid urbanization is causing water and air pollution that poses an increasing threat to the health of people in East Asia's booming cities, the World Bank said Friday, citing two new reports on the environment.

Study Shows Antarctic Glaciers Shrinking
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Emma Ross, Associated Press

The first comprehensive survey of glaciers on the Antarctic peninsula has shown that the rivers of ice are shrinking, mostly because of warming of the local climate.

Diesel Pollution Targeted in New York
April 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Frank Lombardi, Reuters

The New York City Council will vote today to choke off those black plumes of diesel pollution emitted by city-owned and contracted vehicles -- including 6,000 school buses.

Old Growth Up, Spotted Owl Numbers Down
April 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

Ten years after the Northwest Forest Plan sharply reduced logging on national forests in the region, the amount of old growth forest is up but northern spotted owl populations are down and with no clear reason why, scientists reported Tuesday.

Brando Island to Become Luxury Resort
April 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Howard Breuer, Reuters

It was near where he filmed "Mutiny on the Bounty," and fell in love with his Tahitian co-star. Years later, it was Marlon Brando's retreat, where he would lie on the beach and marvel at the night sky.

Officials Want to Wire Earth for Continuous Readout of Vital Signs
April 19, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Imagine the planet wired for a nearly continuous readout on its vital signs, shared by all. That's the essence of a White House plan announced Monday.

Peru Judge Orders Cleanup of Town Polluted by U.S.-Based Metals Producer
April 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Vecchio, Associated Press

Environmentalists declared victory Friday after winning a preliminary civil court ruling ordering health officials to alleviate toxic emissions in La Oroya, a bleak, smoke-choked town where U.S.-based Doe Run Co. operates a metallurgical plant.

Canada Sees Threat from Soil in Chinese Toy Guns
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Canada said Thursday it was ordering the recall of 21,000 Chinese-made toy guns because the weapons contained soil which could contaminate crops and forests.

Baby Rhino Named for Designer Marc Ecko
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Designer Marc Ecko, who made a rhino logo into a fashion statement, now has a zoo rhino named in his honor.

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