Study Shows Rich Reforestation after Fires
April 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
Scientists looking at the aftermath of wildfires in the forests of southwestern Oregon and Northern California found that after five to ten years even the most severely burned areas had sprouted plentiful seedlings without any help from man.
U.S. Developer To Build Hotels in Congo National Park
April 3, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
Congo Republic has signed a deal to allow a U.S. developer to build hotels and casinos in a natural park that is home to several endangered species, a source at the Forestry Ministry said on Monday.
Climate Change Sceptics Say Humans Not To Blame
April 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
A group of scientists is fighting a rearguard action to challenge mainstream evidence that humans are to blame for climate change.
Mongolia Reindeer Herders Threatened by Modern World
April 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Luke Distelhorst, Reuters
North of nowhere and high above the pristine, alpine Khovsgol Lake in the forests of northern Mongolia, the Gansukh family sits in their teepee home while their reindeer graze outside.
Government Official Faulted for Science Meddling, Leaks of Private Information
March 30, 2007 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
A government official broke federal rules and should face punishment for leaking information about endangered species to private groups, the Interior Department's watchdog said.
Brazil to Offer Free Internet to Amazon Tribes
March 30, 2007 12:00 AM - Andrea Welsh, Reuters
Brazil will offer free satellite Internet connections to indigenous tribes in the Amazon as part of its latest effort to crack down on illegal logging in the world's largest tropical rain forest.
Study Shows Dinosaur Demise Did Not Spur Species
March 29, 2007 12:00 AM - Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press
The big dinosaur extinction of 65 million years ago didn't produce a flurry of new species in the ancestry of modern mammals after all, says a huge study that challenges a long-standing theory.
UNEP Says Greener Buildings Could Slow Global Warming
March 29, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Better architecture and energy savings in buildings could do more to fight global warming than all curbs on greenhouse gases agreed under the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol, a U.N. study showed on Thursday.
Malaysia To Make Rainwater Collection Mandatory for Big Roofs
March 28, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Malaysia plans to require many buildings throughout the country with large roofs to install gutters and tanks so that they can harvest rainwater, news reports said Wednesday.
Mercury in Energy-Saving Bulbs Worries Scientists
March 28, 2007 12:00 AM - Lisa Von Ahn, Reuters
There's an old joke about the number of people it takes to change a light bulb. But because the newer energy-efficient kinds contain tiny amounts of mercury, the hard part is getting rid of them when they burn out.