China Building Blitz Holds Key to Energy Saving
March 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Emma Graham-Harrison, Reuters
Forget how much coal it burns. Forget its double-digit economic growth. Forget subsidised prices and the fact that a new car hits China's roads every six seconds. The biggest obstacle in China's path to curbing its wasteful energy ways may be the roofs over its citizens' heads.
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.
Auto Companies Look for Faster Way to Turn Green Thinking into More Sales, Better Clout
March 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Matt Moore, Associated Press
The global auto industry is experiencing a green revolution, convinced that lower emissions and hybrid engines could turn eco-minded drivers into a long-term customers.
Cambodian Leader Warns That Development Poses Threat to Great Lake
March 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Cambodia's prime minister warned Monday that increasing population and over-exploitation of fisheries and wildlife pose a dire threat to his country's Tonle Sap, or "Great Lake," the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.
Older, Wiser but Ghana Is Less Green at 50
March 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Orla Ryan, Reuters
The first country in sub-Saharan Africa to win independence, Ghana turns 50 this month. While it may be older and wiser, it is also decidedly less green. Originally forests covered 36 percent of Ghana's territory but by 2000 this had shrunk to just 10 percent, according to a 2004 report by the country's Environmental Protection Agency.
Rare Iranian Cheetahs Get Tracking Collars
March 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
Scientists said Thursday they have for the first time collared a pair of Iran's rare cheetahs with tracking systems which they hope will provide invaluable insights into the movements and range of the highly endangered animals.
European Lighting Industry Agrees to Push Energy-Saving Bulbs
March 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Toby Sterling, Associated Press
The world's three largest light bulb makers said Thursday they will push European consumers to switch to energy-saving bulbs in a bid to cut carbon dioxide emissions that are believed to contribute to global warming.
Science Team to Search Gulf of Mexico
March 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Graczyk, Associated Press
Famed undersea explorer Robert Ballard is leading a team of scientists heading into the Gulf of Mexico for a weeklong examination of Texas' ancient shoreline to see if anybody may have lived there.
Twenty New Ocean Species Found in Indonesia
March 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press
Twenty new species of sharks and rays have been discovered in Indonesia in a five-year survey of catches at local fish markets, Australian researchers said Wednesday.
Group Says Ocean Harm Should Force U.S. Carbon Regulation
March 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters
A wildlife conservation group said it is trying to pressure U.S. states to regulate carbon dioxide emissions under federal clean water laws because of harm the gas does to the cycle of life in the ocean.