EU Seeks Talks, Not Targets at U.N. Climate Meeting
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
A U.N. climate change summit is not expected to agree new targets for the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions when it convenes later this month in Canada, the European Union's environment chief said on Thursday.
Amazon Drought Relief Efforts Alleviate Danger, but Damage Could Be Long-Lasting
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Paulo Winterstein, Associated Press
Relief efforts have eased the immediate anguish of the Amazon's worst drought in decades, but the damage done to the region's economy and health could linger for years, officials said Thursday.
Sea-Based Windmills Could Blunt Eyesore Criticisms
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
A novel windmill floating on the high seas is likely to generate electricity from 2007 in a shift from land-based turbines often denounced as eyesores, Norwegian energy group Norsk Hydro said on Wednesday.
Illegal Logging Devours Honduran Forests, U.S. Group Says
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Gustavo Palencia, Reuters
Illegal logging driven by an underground timber trade that stretches from Central America to the United States and Europe is destroying the forests of Honduras, a U.S.-based environmental group said Thursday.
EU Says Only 13 Percent of Large Factories Complying with Environmental Law
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Jan Sliva, Associated Press
The European Commission said Thursday that only 13 percent of more than 45,000 large industrial and agricultural firms across Europe have obtained mandatory operating permits aimed at limiting harmful emissions.
Katrina and Rita Ripped up Huge Chunk of Louisiana's Coastal Marshes
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita tore up about 100 square miles of environmentally significant marsh in southeastern Louisiana, federal geologists said Wednesday.
U.S. Senate Backs Oil Drilling in Alaskan Refuge
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters
The U.S. Senate Thursday voted to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), narrowly rejecting a Democratic attempt to strike the plan from a budget bill.
ENN Weekly: October 31st - November 4th
November 4, 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 31st - November 4th: The high cost of grazing, the health impact of global warming, compassionate angling, and singing mice.
Initial Signatories Announced to International Cyanide Management Code
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
The initial signatories to the International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold were announced today by the International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI).
Seven Ways to Fuel Savings to Offset High Gas Prices
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
With fuel prices continuing to rise, NAPA AUTO PARTS recommends that consumers strategically invest in seven short-term maintenance tactics to achieve long-term savings from improved engine efficiency and fuel mileage.