Top Stories

Birds Vs. Windmills Battle Heads to Calif. Courts
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Carolyn Abate, Reuters

The wind farm at Altamont Pass produces clean electricity for tens of thousands of homes. The windmills also kill a large number of migratory birds passing through the region east of San Francisco.

Nerve Agent Destruction Halted in Indiana after 500-Gallon Wastewater Spill
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Army contractors halted operations Saturday at a western Indiana complex built to destroy a deadly nerve agent after nearly 500 gallons of caustic wastewater spilled in a contained area.

International Albatross Plan Proposes New Colonies
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

With almost all of the world's remaining short-tailed albatrosses breeding on a steep slope of a Japanese volcanic island that is subject to eruptions, mudslides and erosion, an international team of scientists has a proposal to help the endangered birds -- lure them to a safer island.

Missouri Team Mounts Tiny Cameras Atop Deer
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Salter, Associated Press

Between hunters and cars, the fall is a hard time for deer. Now, a University of Missouri researcher is gaining insight into the world of the graceful animal through tiny cameras mounted on their heads.

South Africa Takes Aim at 'Canned Hunting'
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

South Africa plans to stamp out operators who allow the "canned hunting" of lions and other game raised by humans and shot in small spaces, part of an effort to clean up the multimillion-dollar hunting industry.

Japan Wants All Nations in Post-Kyoto Deal
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Elaine Lies, Reuters

Japan, whose former capital gave its name to the Kyoto Protocol, wants all nations -- including the United States and especially China -- to be bound by the next framework aimed at fighting global warming, Environment Minister Yuriko Koike said on Friday.

Animal Rights Group Baits Anglers with Ethics Pledge
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Doug O'Harra, Anchorage Daily News

The animal rights group PETA wants fishermen to promise they will follow a federal "Code of Angling Ethics" before they can legally hook salmon, trout and halibut in Alaska.

U.S. Forest Agency To Try Out 'Green' Logging Standards
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Forest Service is set to begin auditing public federal lands, following private timber companies that have been getting "green" certifications to boost sales among consumers who want to be assured the lumber they buy is not harming the forests that produce them.

McDonald's Brews a Java War
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Jenn Abelson, Boston Globe

McDonald's Corp. is giving a jolt to the New England coffee market. Starting next week, the fast-food chain will replace its brew in all 600 New England stores with Newman's Own Organics Blend produced by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. in Waterbury, Vt.

Intel's New Process To Reduce Water Use at Microchip Plant Several Years Away
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Davis, Albuquerque Journal

Intel's Community Environmental Working Group hosted a presentation on technology that has the potential to reduce water use at the microchip plant by up to 80 percent and virtually eliminate harmful solvents.

First | Previous | 1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | Next | Last