In Latin America, a New Gold Rush Runs into Opposition over Strip Mines, Cyanide
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press
A surge in world gold prices is attracting U.S. and Canadian companies eager for another crack at the Latin American lodes that once enriched the Old World. But their modern-day methods -- strip mines and cyanide-based refining -- are meeting fierce resistance.
Sheep and Insects to Help Kill Exotic Weeds in Arizona Forests
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Ananda Shorey, Associated Press
Three of Arizona's national forests will soon be providing a smorgasbord for weevils, flies, moths, beetles and sheep. The critters are expected to be sent in as early as this summer to munch on dangerous and invasive weeds that are harming endangered and threatened native plants and wildlife.
Alternatives to Ozone-Depleting Chemicals also Contributing to Climate Change, U.N. Says
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Bradley S. Klapper, Associated Press
Alternatives to ozone-depleting chemicals in products like pesticides and aerosols are also contributing to climate change, according to a U.N. report released Monday.
U.N. Meeting Tackles 'Silent Humanitarian Crisis'
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press
A high-level U.N. meeting is trying to tackle what a senior U.N. official called the world's "silent humanitarian crisis" -- dirty water, poor sanitation and slums.
Adobe House Designed To Be Self-Sufficient
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Rosalie Rayburn, Albuquerque Journal
A Los Angeles entrepreneur who divides his time between Taos and the West Coast has created what he calls a prototype for sustainable-energy homes of the future.
Neighbors Challenge Tyson Food Poultry Plant's Air Quality
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Gillian May-Lian Wee, The Charlotte (NC) Observer
Ralph Moorefield lives in a pretty brick house in Harmony that befits the town's name. But he complains that a stench from a nearby poultry plant makes it hard to breathe.
Gas Situation Actually Has a Bright Side
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Alejandro Bodipo-Memba, Detroit Free Press
Gas prices are near record high levels and they are not likely to fall significantly anytime soon.
Tampa Firm Snags Deal for County's Computer Castoffs
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Richard Mullins, Tampa Tribune
Corey Hockensmith stands as the last line of defense to keep Tampa Bay's obsolete electronics from the landfill.
States Look to National Guard as Last Resort in Coming Fire Season
April 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Melanthia Mitchell, Associated Press
The Northwest faces what could be one of its worst wildfire seasons in years, but military duty in Iraq means forestry officials might not be able to call on their states' National Guard units as much as they'd like.
Engineers Redesign Roads to Save Moose
April 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Trudy Tynan, Associated Press
At night on a dark country road, all that the headlights catch are the shadowy legs the size of tree trunks rising out of the pavement. Standing six feet at the shoulder, weighing up to 1,000 pounds, with massive antlers more than five feet across, moose tower over automobiles and have no fear of them.