Crocodile Blood May Yield Powerful New Antibiotics
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters
Scientists in Australia's tropical north are collecting blood from crocodiles in the hope of developing a powerful antibiotic for humans, after tests showed that the reptile's immune system kills the HIV virus.
A Natural Way To Say Thanks
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Jennifer Frazer, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
Bill and Earleen Weaver have reason to be proud. They've turned an eroding farm choked with weeds west of Pine Bluffs into a property at the cutting edge of conservation in the county in only three years.
Experts Say Man, Nature Threaten Asia's Cultural Landmarks
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Chawadee Nualkhair, Reuters
From India's Taj Mahal to Cambodia's Angkor Wat, Asia's cultural landmarks are threatened by man and nature and more must be done to protect them, experts said on Monday. Earthquakes, floods, civil strife and looting loom large as potential threats, while the more mundane ravages wreaked by tourists could turn ancient attractions into victims of their own popularity.
Fast-Food Chains to Use 100% Renewable Energy
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com
The Holland, Inc., owner of Burgerville and Noodlin' restaurants throughout Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington, has committed to use renewable wind power to provide 100% of its electricity needs, both at its chain stores and also at its corporate headquarters in Vancouver.
Car Exhaust Polluting Puget Sound, Study Reveals
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Mud and sand at the bottom of Puget Sound is increasingly tainted by pollution from vehicle exhaust, not heavy industry, a state Department of Ecology study says. The research, which compiled 12 years of sediment test results, showed that toxic metals associated with industrial pollution declined while chemicals tied to vehicle exhaust increased.
Madagascar: Animation Meets Reality -- A Guest Commentary
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Mia MacDonald
In early July, as members of the G-8 met in Scotland and singers convened for the Live 8 concerts seeking to make poverty in Africa history, moviegoers were flocking to see DreamWorks SKG's latest cartoon hit, Madagascar.
University of Wisconsin Records Show High Monkey Deaths
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press
A study at the University of Wisconsin led to an unusual number of deaths and illnesses of rhesus monkeys in 2001 and 2002, internal school records show. The UW memos were released Monday by the Primate Freedom Project, a group critical of animal research, which obtained them through an open records request.
Innovative Environment-Friendly Products: Trex Backyard Decking
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
Today's product feature shows that the successful environment-friendly product can have advantages over its traditional counterparts above and beyond simply helping the green cause.
American Electronic Waste Contaminates China and India
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press
Waste from computers, televisions and other devices used in the United States is polluting the environment and exposing workers to toxic chemicals in regions of China and India where discarded electronics are dismantled, according to a study released Wednesday.
Web Shoppers Destroying Endangered Wildlife, Report Says
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters
Internet shoppers in search of the exotic have sparked a booming trade that is threatening the existence of many endangered species, a report on Tuesday said. A snapshot survey of the World Wide Web by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) found hundreds of live primates and thousands of rare animal products being offered for sale.