Montana to Fight Spread of Noxious Weeds
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Bob Anez, Associated Press
They infest a portion of Montana the size of Florida and Arkansas combined, and go by names like tansy ragwort, yellow toadflax and houndstongue. One species, knapweed, takes an estimated $42 million economic toll on the state every year.
U.S. Proposes Allowing Fish Farming up to 200 Miles off Coasts
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
The Bush administration, seeking to tap into one of the world's fastest-growing food industries, wants to allow fish farming up to 200 miles off the nation's coasts. Citing pilot projects off New Hampshire, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, the administration said Tuesday it was sending a bill to Congress to establish regulations for fish farming, known as aquaculture.
Families to Donate Land to Park District
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Denis Cuff, Contra Costa Times
Weston Cook wanted to leave the city behind and build a country home with plenty of elbow room for his children to roam. He and four other families bought 216 acres south of Brentwood five years ago, but hit a wall of opposition as conservationists and wildlife regulators balked at letting five homes sprawl over so much prime habitat for rare frogs, salamanders and other grassland survivors.
World Scientists Say Humans Causing Global Warming
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters
Scientists, including from the United States and China, threw down the gauntlet to world leaders on Tuesday saying mankind was the major source of global warming and urging action, one month ahead of a G8 summit.
Borneo Lowland Forests Face Extinction
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
The lowland tropical rain forests in Indonesian Borneo could disappear in five years due to rampant logging and forest fires, endangering the survival of many exotic species, an international conservation group said on Tuesday.
Whales are Big Business in Cape Cod's Waters
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe Heitz, Cape Cod Times
The whales have returned from their winter respites in warmer waters. And with them comes the return of whale watching -- a seasonal draw that's become an important part of the local tourism industry.
Bamboo Fabric May Be 'Next Big Thing' in Textiles
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Caroline Fossi, The Post and Courier
As the U.S. textile market struggles in the face of foreign competition, a fledgling South Carolina clothing company is hoping to weave its own niche in the industry. To do so, it's pinning its hopes on a nontraditional material: bamboo.
Suncor Energy Releases 2005 Report on Sustainability
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Suncor Energy Inc. today released its 2005 Report on Sustainability — a comprehensive review of the company’s social, economic and environmental performance in 2003 and 2004.
US Investors Support Global Warming Resolution with General Motors
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Today several leading U.S. institutional investors, representing more than $400 billion in invested assets, announced their support for a shareholder resolution requesting that General Motors assess and disclose its strategies for facing the significant financial risks posed by global climate change.
Scientists, Politicians Gather in Sweden to Discuss Antarctic Environment
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Tommy Grandell, Associated Press
More than 300 scientists, experts and government representatives gathered in Stockholm on Monday to discuss the environmental issues facing the South Pole, and the effects global warming and increased tourism may have on the icy continent.`