Researcher Trying to Breed Tropical Fish
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A University of New England researcher is working to breed a tropical aquarium fish in captivity in an effort to take pressure off fragile ecosystems in Southeast Asia that are being damaged by unsustainable harvesting of exotic fish species.
Study Warns California Will Need 40 Percent More Water in 25 Years
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press
At current rates, California's thirst for water will jump by 40 percent over the next 25 years, with much of the water used for landscaping, a new study warns.
Outsourcing Forests to India
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Aditi Tandon, The Times of India
Farmers in Maharashtra are all set to cash in on opportunities offered by carbon credit trading, a scheme aimed at setting the wheels in motion to reduce green-house gas (GHG) emissions globally, following the signing of the Kyoto Protocol by 141 countries.
Itochu to Create 'MOTTAINAI' Brand for Environment Conservation
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International
Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. said Tuesday it will create a new brand to support Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai's "MOTTAINAI (Don't Waste Resources)" campaign.
Blackberry Fungus Enters U.S., Hits Oregon
July 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Rukmini Callimachi, Associated Press
A deadly fungus used to control the spread of unwanted varieties of blackberries overseas has landed in the United States, infecting numerous fields in Oregon, the capital of America's blackberry industry.
Saving Mali's Migratory Elephants
July 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Smithsonian Magazine
Mali's desert elephants migrate almost 300 miles in a year, as far as 35 miles in a day, all in pursuit of water. These elephants are "living on the edge, in the most extreme conditions," biologist Iain Douglas-Hamilton, founder of Save the Elephants, tells Smithsonian magazine. "Their survival depends on making good decisions."
Dumps' Gulls Face Falcon and the Showman
July 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Dana Bartholomew, Daily News
A feathery meteor flashed over the Bradley Landfill, blowing away the half-dozen sea gulls scavenging over the fresh mountain of garbage. For decades, the sea gull had ruled the roost at the Sun Valley dump -- the bane of bulldozer operators and neighbors susceptible to their rain of rotting leftovers. Nothing would dislodge them -- until Joe Suffredini unleashed his fleeting falcons.
Crews to Move 12 Million Tons of Radioactive Waste away from River in Utah
July 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Thiessen, Associated Press
The Department of Energy plans to move a 12 million ton heap of radioactive waste away from the banks of the Colorado River, a major source of drinking water for about 25 million people, officials said Monday.
Environmental Groups Sue Feds over Grazing at Glen Canyon
July 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Cyndy Cole, The Arizona Daily Sun
Two environmental groups are suing the Bureau of Land Management, the Park Service and Interior Secretary Gale Norton over grazing in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The lawsuit filed Friday has implications for ranching in northern Arizona and southern Utah, including for those who ranch in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Greenpeace Wants Halt to Deep Seas Bottom-Trawling
July 26, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters
Greenpeace issued a fresh call Monday to stop the practice of bottom-trawling, saying the international organizations that manage fish stocks were doing nothing to stop the destruction of ocean beds.