Northern Italian Cities Ban Cars from Center
February 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Many cities in northern Italy banned traffic for several hours Sunday in a one-day bid to fight pollution. The length of the bans varied from region to region, but most ranged from six to 12 hours.
Some Celebrities Who Made Green Issues Cool
February 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Jill Serjeant, Reuters
Whether it's forsaking a gas guzzling limo in favor of driving a hybrid car to the Oscars, or fitting their homes with solar panels, many celebrities embraced green causes long before they became fashionable.
Number One Milk Company Says No to Clones
February 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press
The nation's biggest milk company, Dean Foods, said Thursday it will refuse milk from cloned cows. The Food and Drug Administration gave preliminary approval to meat and milk from cloned animals and could grant final approval by the end of the year.
Hearing to Probe Climate Change and Inuit Rights
February 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Jonathan Spicer, Reuters
The Inuit of Arctic Canada and Alaska are bearing the brunt of global warming and their way of life is in peril, an international human rights body will be told next month.
Trash Old Medications with Cat Litter or Coffee Grounds, Government Says
February 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Here's a safety tip from your government: Trash those unwanted prescription drugs with kitty litter or coffee grounds to keep them from falling into the wrong hands -- and mouths.
U.S. Wild-Bird Survey Finds No Evidence of H5N1
February 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters
Tests on nearly 75,000 wild ducks, gulls and other birds have turned up no sign of dangerous H5N1 avian influenza in the United States, a federal agency said Thursday.
Gore Announces Star-Studded Concerts on Climate Change
February 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael R. Blood, Associated Press
Al Gore announced on Thursday a series of worldwide concerts to focus on the threat of climate change, with a powerhouse lineup from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Snoop Dogg to Bon Jovi.
USDA Criticized by Second Judge Over Genetic Crops
February 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Carey Gillam, Reuters
Biotech crop critics celebrated Wednesday the second court ruling this month to find the U.S. Department of Agriculture acted improperly in advancing certain genetically altered crops, both of which are tied to biotech giant Monsanto Co.
UN Says World Needs Tougher Toxic Trade Rules
February 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
International rules on disposal of toxic ship waste need to be tightened after the deaths of at least 10 people in a pollution incident in Ivory Coast, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Wednesday.
Amphibian Ark Planned to Save Frogs
February 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Dorie Turner, Associated Press
Ponds and swamps are becoming eerily silent. The familiar melody of ribbits, croaks and chirps is disappearing as a mysterious killer fungus wipes out frog populations around the globe, a phenomenon likened to the extinction of dinosaurs.