Estimates Put Wolf Numbers Up in Rockies
September 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press
The number of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies has increased to more than 900 since last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimated Tuesday. According to the agency's mid-year estimate, 912 wolves now roam the three-state region, compared to 835 in December, said Ed Bangs, Fish and Wildlife's wolf recovery coordinator in Helena, Mont.
Don't Rush Tsunami Rebuilding, U.N. Envoy Cautions
September 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Simon Gardner, Reuters
Tens of thousands of Sri Lankan tsunami survivors are still living in basic shelters and shacks over eight months on and frustration is mounting, but rebuilding communities takes time and must not be rushed, a senior UN envoy said on Tuesday.
E.U. Parliament Backs Strict Waste Management Rules for European Mines and Quarries
September 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The European Parliament on Tuesday backed new rules meant to curb pollution from mines and quarries, and to prevent waste from those sites from seeping into nearby rivers, lakes or water reservoirs.
Water Crisis Looms as Himalayan Glaciers Melt
September 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Sugita Katyal, Reuters
Imagine a world without drinking water. It's a scary thought, but scientists say the 40 percent of humanity living in South Asia and China could well be living with little drinking water within 50 years as global warming melts Himalayan glaciers, the region's main water source.
It’s Time for a New Vision -- A Guest Commentary
September 7, 2005 12:00 AM - James Quigley, Center for Sustainable Energy
The calamity in the Gulf Coast will have staggering implications in the US economy for months and possibly years to come. Some climate experts are warning that Hurricane Katrina is a prelude to more aberrant climate disruptions ahead.
Brazil Likely To Build More Nuclear Plants, Minister Says
September 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press
Brazil's Minister of Science and Technology said Tuesday he believed the country would approve plans to build more nuclear reactors later this year, drawing howls of protest from environmental groups.
Few Choices To Rid New Orleans of Poisoned Water
September 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Loney, Reuters
The potentially toxic brew of chemicals and human waste in the New Orleans floodwaters will have to be pumped into the Mississippi River or Lake Pontchartrain, raising the specter of an environmental disaster on the heels of Hurricane Katrina, experts say.
Indonesian Orangutans Under Siege, Green Groups Say
September 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Hundreds of orangutans are killed or captured every year on the Indonesian part of Borneo island as part of an illegal trade that is driving the primates towards extinction, green groups said on Tuesday.
Grass Hailed as Potential Source of Clean Energy
September 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters
A tall, decorative plant that can be grown in Europe and the United States could provide a significant amount of energy without contributing to global warming, scientists said on Tuesday. Field trials of the grass called Miscanthus in Illinois showed it could be very effective as an economically and environmentally sustainable energy crop.
Chicago Opens a Rare 'Green' School
September 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Babwin, Associated Press
Youngsters at Tarkington elementary started their first day of classes Tuesday at a school where flowering plants grow on the roof. It's one of the nation's small but growing number of environmentally friendly schools, a stand-out because it sits in a major city better known for towers of steel and concrete.