Tsunami Survivors Grow Saplings to Remember the Dead and Protect from Waves
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Rajesh Mahapatra, Associated Press
As day breaks Sunday near the southern Indian coast, Idambai Duraiswamy carries a pot of water to an enclosure of saplings near the sea and pours it over a budding coconut plant that stands as a memorial to her 4-year-old daughter killed by the tsunami.
China's Giant Pandas Get Broadband
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Calling all tech-savvy pandas -- China's biggest nature reserve in the foggy mountains of southwest Sichuan province is now wired for broadband.
Roll out the Welcome Mat for Birds -- Then Clean It
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Dean Fosdick, Associated Press
Ah, spring. The run has begun on potting soil and fertilizers at garden stores, seed packets are arriving daily in the mail and the first of the migrating songbirds and hummingbirds are setting up shop around the yard.
World's Biggest Iceberg Begins Moving after Blocking Food Supplies for Antarctic Stations, Penguins
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The world's biggest iceberg has begun moving again, nearly three months after it ran aground, threatening penguin breeding colonies and blocking ships supplying food and fuel to Antarctic research stations, officials said Monday.
The Color of Water
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter H. Gleick, The Pacific Institute
(By Peter H. Gleick) Our country is polarized over very basic issues: taxes; the size and role of government; religion and secular priorities. Yet at a time when...
Windmills Blow Ill for Birds
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Manor, Chicago Tribune
As Illinois pushes for clean energy from the wind, questions remain about the environmental effects of the giant wind turbines now emerging on the state's farmlands.
Farmers Forced to Find Alternatives to Traditional Crops for Livelihood
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Linda McNatt, The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot
Virginia and North Carolina farmers are struggling as two of their major cash crops -- tobacco and peanuts -- disappear from the landscape due to declining markets and low prices.
Farmers Feel Bite as Rising Fuel Prices Push Fertilizer Costs Up
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Clayton, Omaha (NE) World-Herald
Farmers applying fertilizer in advance of planting this year have encountered sticker shock.
Ford Motor Co. to Prepare Climate Risk Report
April 4, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com
As a result of a shareholder resolution filed with the Ford Motor Co., the country's second largest automaker has announced it will issue a first-of-its-kind comprehensive report later this year.
Monterey Aquarium Releases White Shark
April 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Fordahl, Associated Press
A great white shark that survived far longer than any other in captivity was returned to the wild Thursday because it was growing too large and had begun preying on other fish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.