Bush Says New EPA Chief will Put Science at Heart of Environmental Policy
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
President Bush, in a rare visit to the Environmental Protection Agency, pledged Monday that science would be at the heart of the nation's air, water and land policies.
Australia Working to Prevent Resumption of Commercial Whaling
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Australian officials are working to prevent a resumption of commercial whaling and halt Japan's scientific research whaling, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday.
Miners, Environmentalists Stand at the Ready as Interest in Coal Reignites
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Scott Barker, The Knoxville News-Sentinel
With the comeback of Tennessee's coal industry comes renewed resistance. Environmental activists have geared up in opposition to mountaintop mining, which allows companies to slice off the tops of some of the oldest mountains on earth.
Greenpeace Slams High-Tech Firms for 'E-Waste' in China
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International
The international environmental group Greenpeace slammed American and Japanese electronics giants on Monday for making computers or phones with parts that harm the health of Chinese people who recycle them.
On-Ramp to the Hydrogen Highway
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will advocate that California invest $54 million in public money to help build a network of up to 100 hydrogen fueling stations statewide within five years, according to new details of his "Hydrogen Highway" plan.
Alcoa Recognized at Industrial Energy Technology Conference
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Alcoa was recognized for energy conservation and environmental stewardship when it was named a recipient of an Energy Award during the Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC) held recently in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Bonaire Teens Reconstruct Skeleton of Whale Impaled by Cruise Ship
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - George Desalvo, Associated Press
It wasn't until the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam docked in Bonaire that the captain discovered why it was making headway so slowly. "The bow of your vessel has impaled a whale," the port captain said.
Taiwan President Marks Anniversary by Recycling Paper as Poll Ratings Drop
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian marked the beginning of his sixth year in office Friday by rolling up his sleeves and collecting paper for a recyling project in a Taipei suburb, as opinion polls showed a significant slide in his popularity.
Brazil Losing Fight to Save the Amazon
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Maria Pia Palermo, Reuters
In the heart of what is known in Brazil's Amazon as the "arc of deforestation" it is clear that the fight to save the jungle is being lost.
Farallon Islands Form Teeming Wildlife Haven West of San Francisco
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press
Less than 30 miles from San Francisco, an archipelago of rocky islands rises out of the Pacific Ocean, forming a largely undisturbed wildlife haven that biologists call California's Galapagos.