Ecotourism Conference to Be a Carbon-Neutral Gathering
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Trotter, Bangor Daily News
When interested parties from across the country come to town this September for the first U.S.-focused national ecotourism conference, organizers of the event want to make sure they set an example.
ExxonMobil Faces Shareholder Resolutions on Climate Change
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com
Several leading U.S. and European institutional investors, representing nearly $400 billion in invested assets, have announced their support for new shareholder resolutions requesting greater analysis and disclosure from ExxonMobil Corp. about its policies and strategies for managing the significant financial risks posed by global climate change.
Worldwide Coastal Cleanup Bags 4,000 Tons of Debris
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press
Cigarettes and food wrappers were the most common types of trash plucked from beaches in a worldwide coastal cleanup last year, statistics show.
Indonesia Eyes Quick Tsunami Warning by End of 2006
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Dean Yates and Achmad Sukarsono, Reuters
Indonesia hopes to have an early warning system able to issue tsunami alerts within five minutes on quake-prone Sumatra by the end of next year, and an integrated network covering the country by 2010, a senior official said.
India Tiger Body Calls for Tough Anti-Poaching Steps
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Kamil Zaheer, Reuters
India's new tiger task force, set up to review the country's dwindling big cat population, called on Thursday for tougher measures to control poaching of the national animal.
Disposable and Reusable Diapers Have Same Environmental Impact
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael McDonough, Associated Press
Disposable diapers, most of which end up in landfill sites in Britain, have the same environmental impact as reusable diapers, when the effect of laundering the cotton version is taken into account, Britain's environmental watchdog said Thursday.
Cornell to Launch Five-Year Study on Coyotes
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - William Kates, Associated Press
For many people, their closest encounter with a coyote is hearing its howl curdle the night from afar. But coyote sightings are now on the increase across New York, meaning greater potential for attacks, say Cornell University researchers, who are launching a five-year study of why the once-wary creatures are becoming more aggressive toward humans.
New Monkey Species Found in Tanzania
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters
Two separate teams of researchers working hundreds of miles apart have discovered a new species of monkey in Tanzania. The highland mangabey is the first new species of monkey identified in 20 years and conservationists immediately said the find showed how important it was to preserve African forests.
World's Biodiversity Declining at an Alarming Rate
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Phil Couvrette, Associated Press
The world's biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate, threatening human well-being and future development and requiring important efforts and new thinking on conservation, a sweeping international report released on Thursday says.
EPA Does About-Face, Won't Allow Partial Treatment at Sewage Plants in Storms
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it will not allow sewage treatment plants to skip a process for killing some disease-causing micro-organisms after heavy rains or snow melts. The decision reverses a plan proposed in November 2003.