States Appeal to U.S. Top Court on CO2 Car Emissions
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

A dozen U.S. states appealed to the Supreme Court Friday on a case that seeks to force the U.S. government to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from cars and trucks, an environmental group said.

Scientists Find Antarctic Ice Shrank Significantly
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The Antarctic ice sheet shrank significantly during the past three years, according to the findings of a NASA study.

Pirate Trawlers Face Crackdown on Overfishing
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Pirate trawlers will be tracked by a new database as part of a planned crackdown on illegal fish catches worth $9.5 billion a year that are adding to strains on global stocks, a report said Friday.

China to Spend Nearly A Billion Dollars to Repel Wetland Rats
March 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China will target a 7.5 billion yuan ($934 million) fund at repelling an invasion of rats eating their way across fragile wetlands on the Tibetan plateau, the China Daily said on Friday.

Energy-Strapped Asian Countries Forced to Become More Efficient
March 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Across Asia, soaring oil prices and unrelenting demand for energy are forcing companies and countries to become more energy efficient.

Brazil Opens Chunks of Amazon Forest to Logging
March 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Raymond Colitt, Reuters

Brazil's president Thursday approved a measure offering huge chunks of the Amazon jungle to timber companies that comply with tough restrictions aimed at preserving the world's largest rain forest.

Rocker McCartney Takes to Ice to Save Canada Seals
March 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Darrow, Reuters

Former Beatle Paul McCartney lay down on an ice floe next to a baby seal Thursday and pleaded with Canada to scrap an annual hunt that kills around 300,000 of the young animals.

EPA Plans Cuts in Benzene, Other Air Toxics for Cars, Fuel, Containers
March 2, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The government wants better built fuel cans, cleaner-starting engines in cold temperatures and a nearly 40 percent cut in benzene in gasoline to cut air toxics associated with gasoline.

Refilling Old Mines May Be Acceptable to Dispose of Coal Ash
March 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Using old mines may be an acceptable way to dispose of the ash from burning coal, but the process needs better monitoring, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

Professor Finishes Maine Bay Seaweed Study
March 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A University of New Hampshire plant biology professor has documented an abundance of invasive species of seaweed in Maine's Casco Bay that appear to be changing the ecosystem.

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