Balkans May Be Bird Flu Gateway to Wider Europe
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Winfrey, Reuters
Birds heading south for the winter from Siberia may carry a deadly strain of avian flu to the Balkan peninsula and mingle with other flocks from northern Europe, experts said on Thursday.
Global Coalition Meeting in Nigeria Unveils New Initiative To Save Falling Fish Stocks
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Dulue Mbachu, Associated Press
Some of the world's biggest international agencies are launching a global initiative to help developing countries manage dwindling fish stocks by curbing illegal fishing and halting the deterioration of marine ecosystems, the World Bank said Thursday.
Scientists Try to Harness Wave Energy
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
As the price of a barrel of oil continues to surge, scientists are turning to the ocean as a possible source of alternative energy. The potential for harnessing the power of waves has drawn serious study by Oregon State University, federal and state agencies, and communities along the Oregon Coast.
ENN Weekly: August 22nd - 26th
August 26, 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 August 22nd - 26th: Dirty air, rebounding wetlands, falling fish stocks, cloned kittens and much more.
California Tomato Farmers Dabble in Sustainable Agriculture
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Wasserman, The Sacramento Bee
California's Central Valley growers want to make the humble tomato, the main ingredient of ketchup, pizza and spaghetti sauce, into a dominant new player in a growing movement to curb the use of pesticides and fertilizers on U.S. farms.
Cummins, Scania Form Joint Venture to Produce Next-Generation Fuel Systems
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Cummins Inc. and Scania CV AB announced today that the companies have signed a joint venture agreement to produce next-generation fuel systems for heavy-duty on-highway trucks.
Weather Forecasting Getting More Complex
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
The outlook for predicting the weather is improving. Beginning this month the complex computer programs used by forecasters are getting more data on temperatures, water vapor and gases in the air and on how the ground affects the weather, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday.
Scientists Present Rare Woodpecker Audio
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Scientists publicly presented recordings Wednesday purportedly of the ivory-billed woodpecker and said the tape indicated there might be more than one of the rare bird in an eastern Arkansas swamp.
Federal Judge Allows Global Warming Lawsuit To Go Forward
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - David Kravets, Associated Press
Environmental groups and four U.S. cities can sue federal development agencies on allegations the overseas projects they back financially contribute to global warming, a judge has ruled.
Japan Scrubs Iraq Marshland Donor Conference amid Constitution Negotiations
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Hans Greimel, Associated Press
A donors conference to coordinate the revival of southern Iraq's once-lush marshlands has been canceled because of the ongoing stalemate in Baghdad over the country's constitution.