UN Sends Food Aid to Nicaragua's Miskito Indians
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
The United Nations said Sunday it would send emergency food aid to thousands of Miskito Indians threatened with famine in a remote corner of Nicaragua after a plague of rats plundered their crops.
Canada Doesn't See Breakthrough at Post-Kyoto Meet
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters
A major Montreal meeting charged with starting to draft a successor to the Kyoto climate change accord is unlikely to produce a breakthrough, a senior Canadian official said Monday. The conference, which runs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9, will try to find common ground between those countries that signed on to Kyoto and those that did not, including the United States, China, India and Australia.
Katrina Spurs New Debate on Energy, Fuel Economy, Offshore Drilling
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press
Hurricane Katrina has reopened a national debate on energy policy, generating new congressional support for more stringent automobile fuel economy requirements and a fresh push by the oil industry for drilling in areas now off-limits.
Scientists Study How to Clean Salty Water
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Scientists from Sandia National Laboratories have started a study to investigate how to best clean salty water to make drinking water. Working with the Bureau of Reclamation and other groups they are hoping to find new ways to improve the water situation in the West.
White House Says Bush Will Veto Changes to Mercury Emissions Rule
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Abrams, Associated Press
The Bush administration clashed with senators Monday over new rules limiting mercury emissions from power plants, with the White House threatening a presidential veto of Senate legislation that would overturn those rules.
ENN Special Report: Achieving A Healthy Lifestyle
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN
This month, ENN has delved into the multitude of sites on the web dedicated to environmentally sound lifestyles and products to come up with this special report, which offers readers a collection of our favorites. You'll find helpful articles, products, online stores, advice, and much more in this treasure trove of links.
Disney Opens New Park as Smog Casts Pall over Hong Kong
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - John Ruwitch, Reuters
Walt Disney Co. officially opened its new Hong Kong theme park on Monday, exporting a piece of the Magic Kingdom to China's doorstep in a bold bid to gain a bigger foothold in the vast Chinese market.
Rural Montana Prepares for Major Bio Defense Lab
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Adam Tanner, Reuters
Montana's Bitterroot Valley, surrounded by mountains, has long offered a respite from the modern world, an area of small-town values with rivers beloved by fishermen and a thriving log cabin business.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Approves Viscon Additive for Texas Low Emission Diesel
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
GTAT California this week announced the approval of its fuel additive Viscon by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to aid in achieving that state's new emissions mandates.
Brown Gets Greener: New Technologies Save Over 30,000 Gallons of Fuel and Reduce Emissions by 288 Metric Tons
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, today announced it has completed the installation of technology that will significantly reduce the number of miles driven by its familiar brown package cars on Sacramento roads, subsequently reducing fuel consumption and emissions.