SmartWood Program Certifies First U.S. National Park
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com
The Rainforest Alliance's SmartWood program has awarded the first Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification of a national park to Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller (MBR) National Historical Park, making it only the second U.S. federal land to receive such certification.
Deadly Tsunami Reached Around the Globe
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
Last year's Sumatra tsunami focused its death and destruction on the lands around the Indian Ocean, but the great wave traveled around the world and was recorded as far away as Peru and northeastern Canada.
NEXRAD Waterfowl: Conservation at the Speed of Light
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Craig Springer, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The next generation of wildlife biologists is using a tool to help manage waterfowl, and migratory birds in general. It's the same tool you might rely on hoping to see tomorrow's sky will be dark, blustery and gray. It's NEXRAD Doppler radar.
Showcase Your Video on ENN TV, Powered by Flimp™
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - the Environmental News Network
Powered by ENN's ground-breaking FLIMP technology, ENN TV will bring environmental news, messages, and stories to audiences via the web beginning September 15. For environmentally focused businesses and non-profit organizations, ENN TV will offer a powerful means of reaching out to the public through a revolutionary new medium.
Fire and Water Sweep Through Europe in Summer of Extreme Weather
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Danica Kirka, Associated Press
Fire and floods have engulfed Europe this summer, as a relentless drought in Spain and Portugal transformed swaths of woodland into a massive tinderbox and torrential rains carved a trail of destruction through alpine valleys and Balkan villages.
Balkans May Be Bird Flu Gateway to Wider Europe
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Winfrey, Reuters
Birds heading south for the winter from Siberia may carry a deadly strain of avian flu to the Balkan peninsula and mingle with other flocks from northern Europe, experts said on Thursday.
Global Coalition Meeting in Nigeria Unveils New Initiative To Save Falling Fish Stocks
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Dulue Mbachu, Associated Press
Some of the world's biggest international agencies are launching a global initiative to help developing countries manage dwindling fish stocks by curbing illegal fishing and halting the deterioration of marine ecosystems, the World Bank said Thursday.
Scientists Try to Harness Wave Energy
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
As the price of a barrel of oil continues to surge, scientists are turning to the ocean as a possible source of alternative energy. The potential for harnessing the power of waves has drawn serious study by Oregon State University, federal and state agencies, and communities along the Oregon Coast.
ENN Weekly: August 22nd - 26th
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN
ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy stories of the week. In the news August 22nd - 26th: Dirty air, rebounding wetlands, falling fish stocks, cloned kittens and much more.
California Tomato Farmers Dabble in Sustainable Agriculture
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Wasserman, The Sacramento Bee
California's Central Valley growers want to make the humble tomato, the main ingredient of ketchup, pizza and spaghetti sauce, into a dominant new player in a growing movement to curb the use of pesticides and fertilizers on U.S. farms.