Environment Agency Says EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose 1.3 Percent in 2003
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press
Greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union rose 1.3 percent in 2003, the bloc's environment agency said Tuesday, in a setback to efforts to fight global warming.
Kenya Reclaims Famed Game Park from Poachers
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - C. Bryson Hull, Reuters
Michael Kipkeu sounds more like a soldier than a game warden when he talks about keeping watch over Kenya's biggest national park, Tsavo East.
Valero and Sunoco in Consent Decree with US, Will Reduce Harmful Emissions by 44,000 Tons Annually
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced comprehensive Clean Air Act settlements with petroleum refiners Valero and Sunoco that are expected to reduce harmful air emissions by more than 44,000 tons per year from 18 refineries in eight states.
On Beyond Organic: Certified Organic Restaurants
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks
Many chefs and restaurants try to feature local, natural or organic food on their menus. But how many are fully organic and certified by the government?
Scientific Whaling Program Weak on Science -- An ENN Commentary
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation
I'm no economist, but from my understanding of the basics, when supply overshoots demand, prices will drop and producers will generally lower production accordingly. Well, simple economics apparently doesn't apply to whaling.
Japan Loses Commericial Whaling Vote
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Jon Herskovitz, Reuters
Japan lashed out at anti-whaling nations on Tuesday after its proposal to resume limited commercial hunting was voted down by an international commission and its "scientific" harvesting heavily criticised.
WHO Starts Drive against Environmental Cancer Risk
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday launched a drive to raise awareness of the risk of cancer, particularly to smokers, posed by uranium occurring naturally in the environment.
Taiwan's Aboriginals Try to Preserve Traditional Life in Face of Urban Encroachment
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Annie Huang, Associated Press
In a valley of pristine bamboo and cypress trees, Yasa T'iehmu painstakingly adds tufts of red and yellow flowers to his painting of a slender, nude aboriginal woman.
Senate Approves Weaker, Voluntary Climate Change Plan
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore and Tom Doggett, Reuters
An ambitious bipartisan plan to slow U.S. greenhouse gases with an emissions trading program collapsed in the Senate Tuesday after a key Republican threw his support behind a weaker, voluntary plan.
Tom Chappell Grows Tom's of Maine Into a National Company
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Grimaldi, The Providence Journal
Fair-trade coffee, tropical-flavored lip gloss, natural cotton clothing, organic grapes, whitening gel toothpaste ... each year, the list of products created by companies with socially conscious policies or using sustainable-growth methods grows.