Company Proposes Massive Development for Maine's North Woods
April 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Jerry Harkavy, Associated Press
One of the nation's biggest landowners has filed a plan to develop nearly 1,000 camp lots and two resorts in the North Woods of Maine, an area where Henry David Thoreau roamed 150 years ago.
Shipper's Waste Dumping Draws Big Fine
April 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Craig Welch, The Seattle Times
Owners of one of the world's largest cargo-shipping businesses -- a company for which the Port of Tacoma last year built a 171-acre terminal -- agreed yesterday to pay $25 million in fines for secretly dumping oil into the oceans and repeatedly doctoring log books to cover it up.
Rolls-Royce in Venture to Develop Fuel Cell-Based Power System
April 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Siti Rahil, Kyodo News International
Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce plc signed an agreement Wednesday with a Singapore consortium that includes several Singapore government-linked entities to jointly invest US$100 million in a new venture to develop a commercially viable power system based on fuel cell technology.
Study Suggests Salmon Thrived Above Klamath Dams
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
Based on a review of historical and archaeological evidence, a group of federal biologists has concluded that salmon definitely spawned in waters far above a series of hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River that have blocked fish since 1917.
Scientists Artificially Inseminate Whale
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
After bringing in a parade of males and watching for years as nature never took its course, scientists at Mystic Aquarium have performed what is believed to be the first artificial insemination of a beluga whale.
Ask Umbra: As the World Learns
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Umbra Fisk, Grist Magazine
A new-to-the-movement greenie wonders how enviro sage Umbra Fisk is able to keep well-informed on the major issues. Fisk suggests some great green resources and asks readers for their own faves in Ask Umbra, on the Grist Magazine website.
Yucca Mountain E-mails Not Likely to Discredit Project, DOE Concluded
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press
Energy Department officials concluded last month that e-mails by Yucca Mountain workers talking about making up data "are not likely to discredit or bring into question" key scientific conclusions about the proposed nuclear waste dump site, according to internal department documents.
Federal, State Officials Sign 50-Year Plan to Protect Colorado River
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ritter, Associated Press
Water officials from California, Arizona and Nevada joined the federal government Monday in enacting a 50-year plan to protect the lower Colorado River and ensure states are able to get enough water and power from it.
On Beyond Organic: A World Without Water
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks
In "Dune," the science fiction classic, intergalactic conspiracies, wars and murder were all a result of a lack of water. In this age of international economic growth and prosperity, access to water is an increasingly serious problem both in developing nations and here in the United States as well.
Panamanian Shipping Company to Pay $25 Million for Dumping Waste around U.S.
April 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Greg Risling, Associated Press
A Panamanian shipping line has pleaded guilty to more than two dozen counts of illegal waste dumping around the United States and was ordered to pay $25 million (euro19.4 million) in one of the largest fines ever imposed on an ocean polluter.