Ecosystems

Federal, State Officials Sign 50-Year Plan to Protect Colorado River
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ritter, Associated Press

Water officials from California, Arizona and Nevada joined the federal government Monday in enacting a 50-year plan to protect the lower Colorado River and ensure states are able to get enough water and power from it.

Tsunami Survivors Grow Saplings to Remember the Dead and Protect from Waves
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Rajesh Mahapatra, Associated Press

As day breaks Sunday near the southern Indian coast, Idambai Duraiswamy carries a pot of water to an enclosure of saplings near the sea and pours it over a budding coconut plant that stands as a memorial to her 4-year-old daughter killed by the tsunami.

New York OKs $1.8M for Cleanups
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Egbert, Daily News

Several of New York City's brownfields will be getting some of Albany's green. An agreement signed last week by Gov. Pataki and the majority leaders of the state Senate and Assembly allocates $30 million for cleanup projects statewide, with just over $1.8 million coming to the city.

Shell to Reroute Pipelines in Russian Far East Oil Project over Gray Whale Fears
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Alex Nicholson, Associated Press

Royal Dutch/Shell said Wednesday it would reroute planned pipelines at its oil and gas project off the Russian Pacific island of Sakhalin, bowing to environmentalists' demands who said the pipelines passed too close to the feeding grounds of the endangered gray whale.

Tough Steps Urged to Cut CO2 Emissions in Japan
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - The Yomiuri Shimbun

A Japanese government task force approved a draft plan Tuesday for measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that significantly strengthens existing measures for fighting global warming, aiming at fulfilling the nation's obligations under the Kyoto Protocol.

Scientists Mystified by Herring Decline
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A steep decline in Puget Sound-area herring, a critical food source for larger fish, marine mammals and sea birds, has scientists mystified.

Major War Brewing over Efforts to Save Spokane River
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press

Few cities have waterfalls thundering through the downtown core. Even fewer have one like Spokane's, which can be -- and often is -- shut off at the spigot.

Nine States File Lawsuit Challenging New EPA Mercury Regulations
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press

Nine states filed a lawsuit against the federal government Tuesday, challenging new regulations they say fail to protect children and expectant mothers from dangers posed by mercury emissions from power plants.

UPS to Implement Environmental Initiatives
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

UPS, the world's largest private package-delivery company, is implementing two initiatives to protect the environment.

Bamboo Shortage Threatens Pandas in China
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

Giant pandas in western China could be at risk of starvation because the bamboo plants that they eat are beginning to die off in a cycle that happens about every 60 years, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

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