Scientists Lead Sea Expedition from Land
July 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Richard C. Lewis, Associated Press
The ship with all the gadgets and underwater rovers is in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, but for the first time, the team of scientists directing the expedition is not on board. They're sitting inside a room thousands of miles away.
Scarce, Degraded Land is Spark for Africa Conflict
July 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
On a continent where a man's worth is often measured by his cattle, rivalry for the beasts and the degraded land they graze on is sparking lethal conflicts across Africa. Observers say the violence is rooted in increasingly parched soil which has been battered by overgrazing, erosion, population growth and global warming, exacerbating struggles among human communities with ancient and blood-stained histories.
Lawmakers Near Agreement on Broad Energy Bill
July 26, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press
House and Senate negotiators are awaiting completion of an $11.5 billion tax package before giving final approval to an sweeping compromise energy bill that Congress hopes to send to President Bush by week's end.
Now Streaming Live: Pacific Walruses
July 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Timothy Inklebarger, Associated Pre
Wallowing and snorting as they jockey for position on the rocks, the two-ton walruses may not be the prettiest of Internet reality show stars. But two cameras installed at the Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary off Alaska's southwest coast are giving scientists and Web surfers alike the chance to follow the drama of the Bering Sea mammals' everyday lives.
Queen Elizabeth to Use Water to Help Power Windsor Castle
July 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Queen Elizabeth II plans to use water from the River Thames to help power Windsor Castle in the Royal family's latest environmental project, Buckingham Palace announced Monday.
Brothers, Town Officials Envision Nature Park in Abandoned Area
July 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Gregory Seay, The Hartford Courant
Scuba divers, dozens of them in black wet and dry suits, cluster like penguins on the stony promontory at the edge of the watery north quarry. Sean P. Hayes -- who with his two older brothers shares an ambitious plan to revive the quarry, starting next spring, as a multi-activity water-nature park -- uses color drawings to describe their multimillion-dollar vision to visitors.
Lightly Polluted Sites Seek Developers
July 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Voorhis, The Wichita Eagle
The vacant warehouses and former machine shops that litter the Wichita area can, and occasionally do, bloom again. But that rebirth is made harder by the fear that buyers will have to pay to clean up spilled oil, dry cleaning fluid or other pollutants.
Wal-Mart Hopes 'Green' Store Brings Greenbacks
July 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Emily Kaiser, Reuters
Welcome to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s experimental environmentally friendly store in this northern suburb of Dallas, where the world's biggest -- and notoriously cost-conscious -- retailer is trying to determine whether being green can also be profitable.
PNM Resources Seeks LEED Certification for New Building
July 26, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
PNM Resources is seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for a new Information Technology office building now under construction.
Genetics Leave Felines Without Sweet Tooth
July 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Elias, Associated Press
Cats are notoriously finicky eaters, as millions of pet owners can attest. Now, there's a scientific theory explaining, at least in part, why cats have such snobby eating habits: genetics.