Funeral Industry Takes Green Slant
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - The Yomiuri Shimbun
Environmentally friendly funerals featuring coffins made of cardboard from fast-growing trees and urns that decompose in the soil are becoming more popular.
On Bird-Flu Front Line, Vietnam Attacks the Virus
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Grant McCool, Reuters
Clutching squealing chickens or carrying them in straw baskets on the back of bicycles, scores of Vietnamese villagers dutifully deliver their home-bred poultry to be injected with bird flu vaccine.
U.S. Government Investigators Urge More Federal Involvement in Wind Farms
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press
A government report urged federal officials to be more active in weighing the impact of wind power windmill farms on the deaths of birds and bats, saying local and state regulators sometimes lack the necessary expertise.
China Releases Endangered Sturgeons Implanted with Microchips in Migration Study
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press
More than 1,000 endangered Chinese sturgeons implanted with micro chips have been released into the Yangtze River as part of a project to study their migration habits, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
Waste Company Scraps Landfill Plan along Voting Rights Trail
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Phillip Rawls, Associated Press
The nation's largest trash hauler has scrapped plans to develop a landfill along the historic trail that commemorates the 1965 Voting Rights marches, a decision applauded by opponents.
Firms Pressure Russia To Adopt Kyoto Mechanisms
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Two top Russian firms, power monopoly UES and services group Sistema, pressed the government on Monday to pass laws needed to implement the Kyoto Protocol, saying a lack of clarity was endangering environmental projects.
Bush Administration Proposes New Fishing Rules Aimed at Overfishing
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
The Bush administration proposed new guidelines Monday that it said would prevent overfishing, part of a plan for managing the nation's marine resources.
Congressman Calls for Investigation of Logging in Tree Reserve
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press
An Oregon congressman called Monday for an investigation into how the Forest Service allowed 16 acres inside a rare tree reserve to be logged as part of a salvage harvest following a 2002 fire.
On Beyond Organic Radio: The 'Eat Local' Movement
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks
The American meal travels an average of 2,000 miles from farm to plate, according to a recent study by the Worldwatch Institute. This grossly inefficient food supply system has fostered unhealthy expectations -- the attitude that any food should be available any time of year and at a unrealistically low cost.
Army Corps Opens Tracts of Wetlands to Development
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Myers, Duluth News-Tribune
Despite continued government pledges to protect wetlands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has opened thousands of acres of wetlands to development in recent months across the United States.