Corals Proposed for Endangered Listing for First Time
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The government is proposing to list two types of corals as endangered species, the first such listing for any coral.
Calif. AG Sues Over Giant Sequoia Plan
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press
California's attorney general sued the Bush administration Thursday over its management plan for the Giant Sequoia National Monument, home to two-thirds of the world's largest trees.
Brazil Approves Law to Legalize Genetically Modified Crops
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Clendenning, Associated Press
Brazilian agribusiness won a key victory after lawmakers cleared the way for rules to permit genetically modified crops and allow Monsanto Co. to sell its popular modified soy seed in Latin America's largest nation, the country's agriculture minister said Thursday.
Cooking Linked to Possible Climate Changes
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
The major source of potentially climate-changing soot in the air over south Asia is home cooking fires, according to a team of Indian and American researchers.
Clean-up To Begin at Canada Mine Near Olympic Site
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Allan Dowd, Reuters
British Columbia launched a $22 million project Thursday to clean the water flowing from a former mine that is one of North America's worst sources of heavy metal pollution.
Forests Could Be Key to Curbing Global Warming
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Effective control of forest fires may prove crucial in the fight against global warming since blazes from Alaska to Indonesia spew out vast amounts of heat-trapping gases, Canadian foresters said on Thursday.
The Week in Review in Business and Industry, February 28-March 4
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
This week in the world of business and industry, we saw the effects of sport and recreation -- a multi-billion dollar industry in the US -- on the environment.
Rescuers Struggle to Save Trapped Whales in Russian Far East
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Rescuers armed with fuel-powered saws hacked through the ice near Russia's far eastern territories Wednesday in a desperate bid to save the lives of three whales thrashing about in confined holes in the freezing Sea of Okhotsk, Russian media reported.
'Clear Skies' Bill Decried in N.C.
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Wade Rawlins, The News & Observer
Federal legislation would undermine North Carolina's efforts to reduce pollution blowing across the mountains from other states, businesspeople and lawmakers from Western North Carolina said Tuesday. They urged the state's congressional delegation to oppose it.
Mystery Squid Helps Prove Ocean Research
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Kaczor, Associated Press
It took only a minute for scientists to discover a new deep-sea species with an experimental infrared camera built in Southern California and light-emitting artificial lure.