Starbucks Teams with Aid Agencies to Support Sustainable-Coffee Farmers
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com
Seeking to improve the livelihoods of small-scale coffee farmers while conserving the environment, the U.S. government, working through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has joined forces with Conservation International (CI) and Starbucks Coffee Company to create the Conservation Coffee Alliance.
CITES Allows Swaziland to Export and Hunt Rhinos
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters
A U.N. conference gave tiny Swaziland the green light on Tuesday to export some of its white rhinos and bring in trophy hunters occasionally to shoot the massive animals.
Hungary Wants Romania to Stop Gold Mine Development
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Hungary's parliament said Tuesday that the European Union should ensure that Romania halts the development of a gold and silver mine that is regarded as a serious environmental threat.
CITES Accepts Protection Plan for Jaws Shark
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
A U.N. conference endorsed a proposal on Tuesday to slap controls on trade in the ocean's most feared predator, the great white shark of Jaws fame.
Cameroonians Kept in Limbo over Oil-Rich Peninsula
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Tansa Musa, Reuters
The Cameroonians of the Bakassi Peninsula have learned like many other communities that the prospect of oil can be more of a curse than a blessing.
Wildlife Delegates Reject Japan's Proposal to Restart Commercial Whaling
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Daniel Lovering, Associated Press
A Japanese proposal to allow commercial trade in minke whales, protected under a global treaty, was firmly rejected by delegates at an international wildlife meeting Tuesday, conservationists said.
Thais Face Jumbo Dilemma in Conserving Elephants
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Sasithorn Simaporn, Reuters
Elephants kicking soccer balls, painting flowers with their trunks, or twirling a hula-hoop are a common sight in Thailand, where the sacred warrior beasts perform in tourist shows or peddle fruits on the streets of Bangkok.
U.S. to Look into "Vanished" Iraqi Nuclear Gear
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Irwin Arieff, Reuters
The United States will investigate a report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency that equipment and materials that could be used to make nuclear arms have vanished from Iraq, a U.S. diplomat said Tuesday.
Soldiers Recover More Than 170 Bodies in Flooded Indian State
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Wasbir Hussain, Associated Press
Soldiers pulled bodies from mud and debris Tuesday after flash flood waters receded in northeastern India's Assam state, where flooding killed 171 people in six days.
Artic Cat Displays New Cleaner Snowmobiles During Interior Secretary's Tour
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Elisa L. Rineheart, Grand Forks Herald, N.D.
Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton visited Arctic Cat here Tuesday as part of a regional tour to check the progress of snowmobile manufacturers in complying with EPA's stricter environmental standards.