Moscow Chokes, Drivers Fume in Mammoth Traffic Jams
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Oliver Bullough, Reuters
Malkhaz Katamadze nudged his black Volga forward, stopped and sighed. He is one of the 3 million people who drive into Moscow every day and, like everyone else, he spends hours in traffic jams.
Half of Coral Reefs Could Be Destroyed
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Nearly half of the world's coral reefs may be lost in the next 40 years unless urgent measures are taken to protect them against the threat of climate change, according to a new report released Tuesday by the World Conservation Union.
Prince Charles Says World Should Give Climate Change Greater Priority
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Jill Lawless, Associated Press
The world must make dealing with the consequences of climate change a greater priority, Prince Charles said in an interview broadcast Thursday. The heir to the British throne, a keen organic farmer, told the British Broadcasting Corp. that society had a responsibility to future generations to tackle an issue that was "the greatest challenge to face man."
ENN Weekly: October 24th - 28th
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN
ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy stories of the week. In the news October 24th - 28th: A bird ban in Europe, new steps toward opening the ANWR, Wal-Mart greens up, and Prince Charles speaks up.
Auto Club: Gas Prices Fall -- More Declines Expected
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Lower demand and increased imports from abroad have combined to send gasoline prices lower this week with steeper declines expected in the coming weeks, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch.
McDonald's to Sell Fair Trade Certified Coffee
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM -
McDonald's has announced it will serve Fair Trade certified coffee in 658 of its restaurants in New England and Albany, N.Y. Starting Nov. 1, participating locations will be switching 100% of their coffee products over to Fair Trade certified organic coffee from Newman's Own Organics, roasted by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.
New Jersey Coalition Files Order to Stop Unregulated Waste Facilities at Rail Yards
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
A coalition of 10 New Jersey local governments, municipal associations and trade groups today requested the Federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) to rule against allowing unregulated waste facilities at rail yards to continue disregarding state environmental laws.
Officials Meet To Discuss Venezuelan Nuclear Energy Options
October 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Venezuelan officials are meeting with delegates from other Latin American countries this week to discuss nuclear energy and the feasibility of starting a peaceful nuclear program in Venezuela, the energy ministry said Wednesday.
Panel Doesn't Have Stomach for Foie Gras
October 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Gary Washburn, Chicago Tribune
After hearing a Hollywood actress compare the production of a delicacy made from the livers of geese and ducks to abuses at a notorious Iraqi prison, a City Council committee on Tuesday advanced a measure that would make Chicago a foie gras-free zone.
Honda Bets on Natural Gas Cars
October 27, 2005 12:00 AM - James Hannah, Associated Press
Selling cars powered by natural gas to American drivers is no small challenge for Honda Motor Co. Natural-gas stations are few and far between, and until recently the vehicles were nearly as expensive to fuel up as their gasoline-powered counterparts.