G8 to Agree Need for Climate Action but No Targets
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Gernot Heller, Reuters
The Group of Eight powers meeting in Scotland reached agreement on Thursday on the need for urgent action to combat global warming, but set no measurable targets, Germany's top negotiator said.
Agriculture Leaders Finalize Animal Tracking Plan
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Jennifer Mock, The Daily Oklahoman
The period where animal producers could comment on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Animal Identification System preliminary plan ended Wednesday. The system is meant to be a way to track any animal sold for production -- which mainly includes cattle and swine in Oklahoma -- from birth to slaughter through a tag placed on the animal.
Group Calls for Timmermeyer to Quit over C8
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr, The Charleston Gazette
A Washington-based watchdog group is calling for W. Va. Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Stephanie Timmermeyer to resign. The Environmental Working Group said this week that Timmermeyer should step down because she formerly represented DuPont Co. on issues surrounding the toxic chemical C8.
Dell's National Solar Car Race Begins Today
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
More than 180 high school students from around the nation and Mexico today embark on a 1,600-mile race in hand-built, solar-powered cars.
Reduce Your Climate Footprint: Carbonfund.org
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Carbonfund.org, a nonprofit organization, now makes it easy and affordable for individuals and businesses to remove their climate footprint. Carbonfund.org enables people to calculate their carbon emissions for home, business, commuting and air travel and then donate to offset the impact they have on the environment and climate change.
California Recycler Takes TVs for Free
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Clint Swett, The Sacramento Bee
It wasn't that long ago that getting rid of a computer monitor or television was often a cumbersome and costly ordeal. Laden with pounds of toxic lead, the cathode ray tubes that are the heart of such devices were unwelcome at garbage dumps and expensive to recycle.
Cleanup of Military Waste on Right Track
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Udy Fahys, The Salt Lake Tribune
Patches of Utah held underground tanks that refueled World War II military trucks. Whole ranges served as experiment stations for testing toxic nerve gases or rock-busting explosives. Abandoned military sites like these have been a focus of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for two decades.
Corps Cites Seattle for Filling Wetlands
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Brunner, The Seattle Times
Federal regulators have cited the city of Seattle for illegally filling wetlands and a portion of Hamm Creek in Southwest Seattle during a major construction project.
Indonesian Court Rules Mining Companies Can Operate in Protected Forests
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Thirteen mining companies will be able to operate in protected forests in Indonesia after the country's highest court Thursday rejected a petition by environmental groups claiming the practice was illegal.
Oil Industry Leaders Discuss Arctic Challenges at Meeting in Northern Norway
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press
Oil industry leaders met in Norway's far north Thursday to discuss the prospects and challenges of oil drilling in one of the world's last petroleum frontiers: the Arctic.