Amazon Drought Relief Efforts Alleviate Danger, but Damage Could Be Long-Lasting
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Paulo Winterstein, Associated Press
Relief efforts have eased the immediate anguish of the Amazon's worst drought in decades, but the damage done to the region's economy and health could linger for years, officials said Thursday.
Illegal Logging Devours Honduran Forests, U.S. Group Says
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Gustavo Palencia, Reuters
Illegal logging driven by an underground timber trade that stretches from Central America to the United States and Europe is destroying the forests of Honduras, a U.S.-based environmental group said Thursday.
U.S. Senate Backs Oil Drilling in Alaskan Refuge
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters
The U.S. Senate Thursday voted to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), narrowly rejecting a Democratic attempt to strike the plan from a budget bill.
North Korea Makes Virtue of Necessity
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is urging workers to produce more bicycles to cope with the lack of transport, improve people's health and prevent pollution just days after the country's first bike factory opened.
Vermont Adopts New Rules To Cut Car CO2 Emissions
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - David Gram, Associated Press
Vermont on Wednesday approved stricter standards for vehicle emissions to reduce greenhouse gases, leading five other Northeastern states working on the same rules.
Caribbean Reefs Bleached by Warm Water
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A bleaching phenomenon caused by unusually warm waters is whitening coral reefs throughout the Caribbean, raising fears of a large-scale die-off of the organisms, scientists said Wednesday.
Environmentalists Blast New Policy on Off-Road Vehicles
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Environmentalists and recreation groups decried a Forest Service plan to restrict off-road vehicles, saying the new policy could legitimize hundreds of illegal trails carved out by off-road enthusiasts.
UK Holds Energy Summit To Tackle Global Warming
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Stuart Penson, Reuters
Energy ministers from 20 countries met in London Tuesday to discuss how to tackle climate change through technology and persuade big polluters the United States, India and China to become involved in the fight.
Greenpeace To Pay Fine for Damaging Philippine Reef
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Greenpeace said on Tuesday it will pay nearly $7,000 in damages after the environmental group's flagship, the Rainbow Warrior II, hit a coral reef at a world heritage site in the southern Philippines.
Senators Tell National Park Service To Back Off New Management Guidelines
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
Republican senators joined Democrats in telling the National Park Service on Tuesday to back off proposed new guidelines that could allow Segway scooters and more cell phones, noise and air pollution in the national parks.