EarthTalk: Sunbathing and Skin Cancer
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), incidences of skin cancer in the United States have reached epidemic proportions, with one in five Americans now developing the disease in their lifetime.
Florida Approves a Deal to Avert Oil Drilling off the Coast
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
After a 15-year legal battle, Gov. Jeb Bush and the Cabinet approved a $12.5 million deal Wednesday to prevent oil drilling in Florida's coastal waters.
Schwarzenegger Unveils California Plan to Fight Global Warming
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press
Declaring climate change to be an indisputable threat, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled a plan Wednesday to combat global warming by setting goals for reducing California's emissions of greenhouse gases.
Western Drought Further Jeopardizing Endangered Wildlife
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Ananda Shorey, Associated Press
Green and black spotted frogs loiter beneath the surface of a concrete pond's glassy water, their bumpy heads occasionally breaking through into the desert air. A rancher transported the threatened Chiricahua leopard frogs to the artificial pond here because they were dying in a nearby reservoir that was being reduced to dried, cracked mud by years of drought.
Federal Judge Finds Phosphorus Discharges Violate Everglades Cleanup Settlement
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Curt Anderson, Associated Press
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Florida and the U.S. government violated the 1992 Everglades cleanup settlement by allowing excessive discharges of phosphorus into the vast wetlands and failing to meet a stormwater treatment deadline.
Wet Winter Triggered California Landslide, Expert Says
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press
Accumulated rainfall from an unusually wet winter most likely triggered Wednesday's landslide that destroyed 18 luxury hillside homes in Orange County's Laguna Beach, scientists say.
Government Investigating Engine Stalling in Toyota Prius
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press
The Toyota Prius, the gas-electric hybrid sedan that has generated waiting lists of environmentally conscious consumers, is the subject of a government investigation into reports that the engine can stall without warning.
Brewery Supplements Profits with Energy Savings
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post
Every day is casual-dress day at New Belgium Brewing Co., where employees with titles such as "vibe writer" and "sustainability goddess" are encouraged to ride bicycles to work. Yet behind the Fort Collins brewery's neo-hippie veneer is a sophisticated and aggressive campaign to save energy and supplement the profits from selling beer.
Entrepreneur Focuses on Environment
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Jason Stein, The Wisconsin State Journal
Consultant Sonya Newenhouse owns two Madison businesses and most of a third but no car. Newenhouse is one of the new breed of eco-entrepreneurs who have made a business out of helping consumers and companies do better for the environment.
Dell to Increase Commitment to Used Computer Recovery
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
There is no question that the short shelf-life of the typical computer and computer monitor is harming the environment.