Coral Reef Ecosystems Found To Be in Decline in U.S. Waters
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
Coral reef ecosystems, among the oldest and most diverse forms of life, are declining in U.S. waters because of overfishing, climate change, marine diseases, land-based pollution, storms and grounded ships.
Commission Votes to Cap Annual Catch of Menhaden Fish in Chesapeake
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Barakat, Associated Press
Concerned about potential overharvesting, a regional commission has voted to limit the catch of a small but ecologically important fish in the Chesapeake Bay. Wednesday's vote by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission would curtail the annual menhaden catch in the bay to 106,000 metric tons for five years beginning in 2006.
U.S. Senators Say Global Warming Obvious in Far North
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters
Fresh from visits to Canada's Yukon Territory and Alaska's northernmost city, four U.S. senators said Wednesday that signs of rising temperatures on Earth are obvious and they called on Congress to act.
Groups Seek Better Electronics Recycling
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press
Toxic waste from computers, TVs and other electronic devices discarded in the United States and dismantled in China and India is an even more severe problem than previously feared, according to environmental groups that seek better recycling programs.
Group Wants to Transplant African Animals
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Verrengia, Associated Press
Lions stalking deer in the stubble of a Nebraska corn field. Elephants trumpeting across Colorado's high plains. Prominent ecologists are floating an audacious plan that sounds like a "Jumanji" sequel -- transplant African wildlife to the Great Plains of North America.
Teijin to Start Polyester Recycling with Patagonia in September
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International
Textile maker Teijin Ltd. will cooperate with U.S. outdoor clothing company Patagonia Inc. to recycle polyester clothing in the United States and Japan starting next month, Teijin officials said.
RecycleNet Announces Municipal Recycling Market Co-op Service
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Paul Roszel, Chairman and CEO of RecycleNet Corporation, announced a new service being offered by RecycleNet in his presentation at the Georgia Recycling Coalition's annual conference.
Golf Course Proposal Hits Bump
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Rinker Buck, The Hartford Courant
In a major setback for one of America's blue-chip developers, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection filed a tentative determination on Monday to deny the water permits needed for the controversial Yale Farm Golf Course in Litchfield County.
Malaysian Firemen Help Indonesia To Fight Blazes
August 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Bazuki Muhammad and Muklis Ali, Reuters
Malaysia sent a team of 100 firemen to neighbouring Indonesia on Monday to help douse forest fires that have blanketed the region in noxious haze.
Judge Reluctant To Create Judicial Oversight of Global Warming
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
A federal judge expressed reluctance about beginning judicial oversight of pollution issues that affect global warming as she heard arguments Friday in a complaint brought by eight states against some of the nation's largest power companies.