No Room at Cemetery, so Mayor Proposes a Ban on Death
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Stan Lehman, Associated Press

There's no more room to bury the dead, they can't be cremated, and laws forbid a new cemetery. So the mayor of one Brazilian farm town has proposed a solution: outlaw death.

Environmentalists To Appeal U.S. Border Fence Ruling
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmental activists vowed to appeal a ruling allowing the U.S. to finish building a fence along the border with Mexico despite concerns that it would threaten a wildlife habitat.

Great Lakes Cleanup May Hit $20 Billion
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Stern, Reuters

The cost of a Great Lakes cleanup plan unveiled Monday by a White House-backed group could reach $20 billion, a price that Washington has already said the U.S. government cannot afford.

Study Pinpoints Species Facing Extinction Threat
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Conducted by scientists working with the 52-member Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE), a new study identifies 794 species on the brink of oblivion.

Dallas Cowboys May Get Flexibility in How They Replace Trees
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Sally Claunch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

When building their new stadium, the Dallas Cowboys will have to replace as many trees as any other business that builds in Arlington, as required by the city's commercial tree ordinance.

Killer Whales Most toxic Mammal in Arctic, WWF Says
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Killer whales are the most toxic mammals in the Arctic, riddled with household chemicals from around the world, the environmental pressure group WWF said on Monday.

U.S. Under Fire as World Climate Talks End
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Milliken and Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Former President Clinton told those gathered on Friday for a world climate meeting that his successor, George W. Bush, was "flat wrong" in arguing Kyoto would harm the economy.

Villagers Flee as Vanuatu Volcano Pumps out Gas, Steam, Ash
December 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Ray Lilley, Associated Press

A Vanuatu volcano pumping a huge plume of gas, steam and ash into the atmosphere from a crater ringed with skeletal dead trees is unlikely to explode in a devastating eruption, a vulcanologist says.

Six Charged with Environmental Attacks in U.S.
December 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Teresa Carson, Reuters

Six people believed to be radical environmental activists were indicted for crimes in Oregon and Washington including destroying power facilities and torching offices at a tree farm, prosecutors said Thursday.

Amazon Drought Ending, Yet Sickness Looms
December 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The Amazon basin's worst drought in more than 40 years is ending as rainfall returns to normal, though officials fear diseases will spread as rising rivers stir up muck from stagnant pools of contaminated water.

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