Malaysia Pins Hopes on Herbal Viagra for Biotech Push
March 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Clarence Fernandez, Reuters
Malaysia's answer to Viagra is a traditional herb the country has picked to spearhead its push into biotechnology, but now it faces the challenge of convincing the world the remedy is both potent and safe.
Singapore Says Water Recycled from Sewage Will Meet a Third of Its Needs by 2011
March 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Recycled water would meet a third of Singapore's water needs by 2011, as it moves to reduce its decades-long reliance on neighboring Malaysia for the vital resource, the city-state said.
Smoke Thickens in Choking Thai North
March 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Sukree Sukplang, Reuters
The smoke haze choking northern Thailand thickened on Wednesday as officials urged people to water the land and streets in hopes of getting enough humidity into the air to provoke rain.
U.S. Magazines Go Green with Global Warming Issues
March 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Mary Milliken, Reuters
Some sports fans may now know as much about global warming as they know about women's swimwear: Sports Illustrated this week tells readers how a warming world is going to change the state of play.
Climate Report Warns of Drought, Disease
March 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
The harmful effects of global warming on daily life are already showing up, and within a couple of decades hundreds of millions of people won't have enough water, top scientists will say next month at a meeting in Belgium.
Climate Is Big Issue for U.S. Hunters, Anglers
March 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
A nationwide survey of licensed hunters and anglers last year commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found that 76 percent of those polled agreed that global warming was occurring and the same percentage said they had observed climatic changes in the areas where they lived.
San Francisco Leaders to Consider a Ban on Plastic Grocery Bags
March 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Lisa Leff, Associated Press
Six San Francisco supervisors want the city to prohibit large grocers from giving out plastic bags, which are blamed for eating up fossil fuel, littering streets and choking wildlife.
U.S. and Canada Agree on Joint Label for Herbicide Imports under NAFTA Label
March 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Blake Nicholson, Associated Press
Environmental regulators in the United States and Canada have developed a joint label for farm chemicals that officials say could save American farmers millions of dollars.
Scientists Seek Medical Benefits of Coca
March 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Dan Keane, Associated Press
Cuban scientists are studying the possible medicinal benefits of the coca leaf, a Bolivian official said Tuesday, signaling a possible expansion of President Evo Morales' plans to develop more legal products from a plant that is the chief ingredient of cocaine.
As Biofuels Boom, Will More Go Hungry?
March 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Ruth Gidley, Reuters
Using plants to feed our fuel needs may be a great idea, and the biofuel goldrush could be a moneyspinner for several poor countries, but some experts warn people may go hungry as food prices rise.