How Do Our Gardens Grow? Researchers Find a Clue
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Ronald Kotulak, Chicago Tribune
How do flowers know to bend toward the sun, plant shoots to grow up, roots to grow down and strawberry seeds to grow red, luscious fruit? Figuring out the exact chemical and genetic steps that command plant cells to grow or divide in response to light or gravity has been one of the longest-standing puzzles of biology.
Water Quality in Rivers, Lakes Worsening, EU Report Finds
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The quality of water in Europe's rivers and lakes used for swimming and water sports has worsened over the past year, with one in 10 not up to standards, the European Union head office said Thursday.
Biotech Food Debate Spices Up U.S. Scientist Meeting
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Carey Gillam, Reuters
Critics of biotech foods spoke of stomach lesions and dead lab rats while backers of the technology cited increased crop production and hopes for healthier foods in a debate before a group of U.S. scientists Thursday.
Study Says Raw Sewage Killing Coral Reefs
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press
Coral reefs are far more likely to develop disease and die when exposed to bacteria and nutrients in raw sewage than coral in unpolluted areas, according to a study published last month in the Puerto Rico-based Caribbean Journal of Science.
Global Warming Will Increase World Hunger
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Philip Pullella, Reuters
Global warming is likely to significantly diminish food production in many countries and greatly increase the number of hungry people, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Thursday.
ENN Weekly: May 23rd - 27th
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN
ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy themes of the week. In the news May 23 - 27: Making water from hog waste, coral reefs in jeopardy, President Bush visits EPA headquarters, insights into the mysterious lives of plants, and more.
Inside the World of Nonprofit Finance
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Though nonprofits provide critical services to society there is little understanding of the way in which the nonprofit sector is hamstrung by irrational financial rules the for-profit sector doesn't encounter, according to a new article in the Spring 2005 edition of the Nonprofit Quarterly.
Greenpeace Castigates Singapore Timber Giant for Action in China
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International
The environmental group Greenpeace International made new accusations Thursday against Singapore-based Asia Pulp & Paper, alleging the timber giant is cutting trees from natural forests in southern China to compensate for a raw material shortage at a paper mill.
Conference Explores Benefits of 'Green' Construction Methods
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Melissa Followell, The Bradenton Herald
Preserving resources for energy and environmental reasons took the forefront at Wednesday's Green Trends conference at the Chelsea Center in Sarasota. As more people move to Manatee and Sarasota counties, and demand for resources grows, conservation techniques are very important to the area's future.
Wildflower Feared Extinct Found in California
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Justin M. Norton, Associated Press
A flower long thought to be extinct was rediscovered in a California state park -- more than six decades after it was last seen, scientists said Wednesday.