Methane Mining Churns up Murky Water Issue
April 11, 2005 12:00 AM - By Chris Woodka, The Pueblo (CO) Chieftain
Coal deposits were the economic wellspring for the development of Las Animas County.
EarthNews Radio: PBS's "Journey to Planet Earth"
April 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
PBS is continuing to air a number of programs about science and the environment this month, including "Journey to Planet Earth."
Reef Fish Tune in to Noise when House Hunting
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
Silence is not golden for young fish who prefer to call home a reef situated in a noisy locale. Between shrimp clacking their claws, the grinding of teeth and other fishy sounds, reefs can be noisy places, and juvenile fish returning from the open ocean gravitate to the din, according to a study published in Friday's issue of the journal Science.
Report Assails U.S. Border Commissioner in Charge of Water Issues
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - George Gedda, Associated Press
Management of a U.S. commission that oversees water issues along the Mexican border has been so deficient that the agency may not be able to meet its basic mission, according to a State Department report.
Smithsonian Names New Threat to U.S. Rice
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A type of maggot that devastated some late-planted rice fields in Louisiana and Texas last year is a bug new to the United States, the Smithsonian Institution has confirmed.
Paraguay Rejects Plan to Protect Untouched Tribe
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Daniela Desantis, Reuters
Paraguay's Congress rejected Thursday a proposal to protect the last Indian tribe in South America not in the Amazon region to have avoided contact with outsiders. Indian rights organizations warned that the nomadic Ayoreos are doomed to die or be run off their land by ranchers unless their territory is turned into a reserve.
On the U.S. Chesapeake, Asian Oyster Stirs Debate
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Andy Sullivan, Reuters
The oysters piled high in Rich Harding's boat are the best he's seen in years -- plump and healthy, with no signs of the diseases that have ravaged shellfish beds on the Chesapeake Bay.
Two U.S. Senators Block EPA Chief Nomination
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Two Democratic senators Thursday said they would block the nomination of Stephen Johnson to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency until the EPA cancels a program to test pesticide exposure of children in a Florida county.
Brazil's Soldiers Learn to Love the Jungle
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Angus McSwan, Reuters
A sign saying "The tears begin here" greets the young Brazilian soldiers as they clamber down from trucks and begin a march along a track in the Amazon jungle. Weighed down by two heavy packs, two rifles and tramping along in sweltering heat, several stumble and fall on the way.
Week in Review: April 4th - 8th
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Schluter, ENN
The long-controversial plan to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain has taken an interesting turn, with newly-discovered email evidence suggesting that scientists working on the project had planned to fabricate supporting data.