Hundreds of Endangered Turtles Die along Bangladesh Coast
February 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Tofayel Ahmed, Associated Press
Hundreds of endangered sea turtles have been found dead along Bangladesh's coast over the past two weeks, triggering concerns about pollution and local fishing practices, an official said Thursday.
Can Fish Farming Save Depleted Cod?
February 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Simon Rabinovitch, Reuters
Cod, a mainstay food from Britain to Brazil, all but disappeared from Canadian waters in the 1990s after years of overfishing, and scientists say a similar fate awaits the shoals of the North Sea.
Texas Issues First Lease for Geothermal Energy Exploration and Development along Gulf Coast
February 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Texas has awarded the state's first lease for geothermal energy production to a company planning to explore the renewable energy's potential along seven Gulf Coast counties.
Bush Seeks Extra U.S. Energy Research Funds in 2008
February 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters
The Bush administration Monday asked Congress for $4.4 billion in extra research funds in fiscal 2008 for high-tech areas such as supercomputers and turning wood chips into ethanol, even though Congress has not acted on the Energy Department's 2007 request.
Bush Proposes Large Increase for Parks Leading up to 100th Birthday Bash
February 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Jennifer Talhelm, Associated Press
National parks would get extra money next year to prepare for a big birthday bash -- their own. President Bush's 2008 budget, unveiled Monday, would give the National Park Service its largest-ever funding increase in preparation for the park system's 100th birthday in 2016.
Drought Triggers U.S. Water Wars, Pits Montana against Wyoming
February 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Matthew Brown, Associated Press
For eight years drought has choked the Bighorn River, chopping 30 miles (48 kilometers) off Bighorn Lake in recent summers and prompting tourists to go elsewhere. And now a U.S. senator from Montana -- anxious to tap the reservoir to feed a downstream trout fishery -- could end Lovell's recreational plans for good.
PM Says Australia Must Put Price on Carbon Emissions
February 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
Australia must place a price on carbon emissions to fight climate change, Prime Minister John Howard said Monday in an apparent softening on his refusal to join in global carbon trading.
EU Wants Cleaner Fuel to Combat Climate Change
February 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Raf Casert, Associated Press
The European Commission on Wednesday proposed requirements to make fuel for transport vehicles cleaner as of 2011 to cut emissions of gasses that contribute to global warming.
Polar Bears Put Alaska Oil Development on Thin Ice
February 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters
Until now, the Alaskan oil industry and polar bears have coexisted peacefully, but proposals by the U.S. government to list polar bears as endangered by global warming have cast a shadow on oil development on Alaska's North Slope.
EPA Plan to Tighten Smog Standards Collides with Bush Goal to Cut Gas Use
January 31, 2007 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
Federal scientists want to tighten smog standards, a step that would allow tens of millions of Americans to breathe easier. The plan also would run head-on into President Bush's hopes of weaning Americans from gasoline by using more smog-producing ethanol.