International Experts Tackle Sustainability Issues in Floral Sector
June 6, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
"Flower Power" took on a whole new meaning Friday as an international panel of experts gathered to discuss advances in addressing environmental and social issues in the floral industry, and to launch a new American eco-label for sustainably produced floral products.
Rescuers Herd 74 Whales Back to Sea off Australia's West Coast
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM -
Dozens of volunteers in wet suits and wooly hats braved chilly seas Thursday to push scores of false killer whales that had beached themselves on Australia's western coast back out to sea.
Red Tide Continues Southward Expansion
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Jay Lindsay, Associated Press
One of New England's worst "red tides" in decades continued its southward expansion this week, rounding Cape Cod and forcing the closure of some of the region's most prolific shellfish beds.
A Call for Action to Save Forests through Cooperation -- An ENN Commentary
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Claude Martin & Ian Johnson
Nobody can get through the day without using a product that comes from a forest. With approximately 1.5 billion of the world's rural poor directly depending on forests for subsistence, a huge proportion of the world's population depends on forests for basic needs like food and fuel-wood.
Commission Reports on Effects of Depleted Uranium on Bosnia's Environment
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Samir Krilic, Associated Press
A parliamentary commission to report on the effects of depleted uranium on Bosnia's environment said Thursday it needed more experts, funding and modern equipment to complete its investigation.
Brazil Police Arrest 78 Officials and Businessmen in Crackdown on Illegal Logging
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press
Federal police staged a massive crackdown on illegal logging, arresting 48 environmental officials, including a ranking official in one Amazon state.
Experts Are Listening to Grand Canyon
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Michelle Roberts, Associated Press
Mounted at about ear level on tripods, microphones are capturing the sound of quiet at the Grand Canyon. The four microphones are attached to sound level meters and computers that will later screen out all manmade sounds, such as the chatter of hikers, the rumble of cars and the buzz of sightseeing planes and helicopters.
San Francisco Hosts World Environment Day -- 'Green Cities: Where the Future Lives'
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
For the first time in its 33-year history, World Environment Day celebrations are underway in the United States. Five days of planned events kicked off Thursday in San Francisco with a gathering of mayors from around the world.
China Reports More Cities Suffering Acid Rain, Rivers and Lakes Polluted
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe McDonald, Associated Press
More of China's cities are suffering from acid rain and its major rivers and lakes are heavily polluted, the government said Thursday in a report that highlighted the environmental costs of surging economic growth.
State-Sought Ethanol Waivers Rejected by EPA
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
Motorists in California, New York and Connecticut will have to continue using corn-based ethanol in their gasoline to cut air pollution at an extra cost of up to 8 cents a gallon.