Ecosystems

Rising Seas Threaten Islands, Cities, Coasts
January 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

It sounds insignificant alongside the Indian Ocean tsunami, yet an almost imperceptible annual rise in the world's oceans may pose a huge threat to ports, coasts and islands by 2100.

Small Island Nations Appeal for Help to Deal with Environmental and Economic Woes
January 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Small island nations need help dealing with environmental and economic woes that are threatening their survival, a senior official said Monday.

EBay, Intel Launch Initiative to Recycle Used Electronic Gadgets
January 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Rachel Konrad, Associated Press

EBay Inc. and Intel Corp. launched a recycling program Thursday to motivate Americans to safely dispose of mounting piles of used computers and other electronic gadgets.

Mangroves Could Have Reduced Tsunami Damage, U.N. Official Says
January 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Sam Cage, Associated Press

Damage from the Indian Ocean tsunami could have been reduced if more coastal areas had maintained their protective shields of mangrove swamps and coral reefs, a key U.N. official said Friday.

UK Company Defends Land Rights in Venezuela Reform
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Representatives of Britain's Vestey Group, whose large Venezuelan cattle ranch is targeted in a government land reform drive, Wednesday rejected charges that it left land idle and illegally held public property.

Potential Tsunami Flood Zones Mapped
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press

A computer model that can predict the impact of a tsunami from the San Francisco Bay area to Alaska is helping scientists plot danger zones in coastal cities to guide emergency planning.

New York to Get Easements on 104,000 Acres of Adirondack Forest
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Garifo, Watertown Daily Times

New York will acquire easements on more than 104,000 acres of Adirondack forest lands in what is described as the third largest land acquisition in the state's history.

Farmers Can Receive Compensation for Creating Wildlife Habitats on Untilled Land
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Jay Hughes, Associated Press

Farmers in Arkansas who would like to leave acres of their land untilled to help create wildlife habitats can register for compensation under a new agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state.

Florida Homeowner and Island Officials Locked in Turf War over Plastic Lawn
January 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A homeowner and officials of this wealthy island community are locked in a turf war -- an artificial turf war.

EcoVillage Provides Challenge, Support
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Melissa Mansfield, Associated Press

When Laura Beck and Greg Pitts realized their marriage was falling apart, one thing was clear: They would work together to maintain a loving, supportive environment for their young son, Ethan. In June 2002, the couple had moved from Austin, Texas, to EcoVillage at Ithaca, an "intentional community" in central New York where environmentally friendly neighbors share space, meals, chores and generally look out for each other.

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