Gaza Settlers Stoke Ecological Fears over Beach Villas
June 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Megan Goldin, Reuters
Standing on a sand dune, his hand shading his eyes from the bright glare of the Mediterranean sun, park ranger Yair Farjun prepares for battle as he surveys Israel's last untouched coastal reserve. His fight is a bloodless one -- to ensure the survival of sea turtles, snakes and desert mammals whose habitat is being threatened by the relocation of thousands of Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip to the nearby Nitzanim coastline in Israel.
Reform Badly Needed in Fisheries Department
June 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation
(By Dr. David Suzuki) The Economist magazine is not exactly known for having a particularly green image. So when the magazine turns its gaze to issues of environmental conservation, you can bet that there is either a serious environmental problem or a real political mess somewhere. In the case of Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), it's both.
Sales of Hybrid, Diesel Cars Projected to Soar by 2012
June 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Gregory J. Wilcox, Daily News, Los Angeles
In response to rising fuel prices, sales of new vehicles sporting hybrid-electric or "clean" diesel-powered engines are expected to increase dramatically over the next seven years, according to a report from J.D. Power-LMC Automotive Forecasting Services.
Illinois Institute of Technology Professor Develops 'Clean Energy Technology'
June 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Patrice M. Jones, Chicago Tribune
Said Al-Hallaj, a Jordanian-born research associate professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, is quietly toiling away in his university lab. He says that he and other scientists are slowly perfecting new technologies that will push to the forefront a message for "clean energy technology" that is too often drowned out among the current wave of "shortsighted, reactionary solutions."
Activists Want Fish off California Aquarium Menu
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
An animal rights group has called on one of the largest aquariums in the United States to stop serving fish to its visitors, likening the practice to grilling up "poodle burgers at a dog show."
Abandoned Walrus Pup Finds New Home
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press
Word spread fast in the northwest Alaska village of Kivalina: a baby walrus was sitting on the beach, alone, apparently abandoned. But there was no way such a young walrus could survive on its own in the region's harsh conditions.
NOAA Scientists Say Reports Altered
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Many scientists at NOAA Fisheries, the federal agency responsible for balancing hydroelectric dams against endangered salmon, say they know of cases where scientific findings were altered at the request of commercial interests, according to a survey released Tuesday by two watchdog groups.
Nuclear Project Could Solve Energy Woes, Scientist Says
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters
If scientists succeed in building an experimental nuclear fusion reactor and making it work it could solve the world's energy problems for the next 1,000 years or more, a leading scientist said on Tuesday.
G8 Leaders' Cars to Use Eco-Fuel Made from Straw
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters
When leaders of the world's major industrialized nations meet next week, their cars will run on a blend that contains a fuel made from straw, which its Canadian makers say can help in the battle against climate change.
Sanctuary for Donkeys, the Backbone of Ethiopia
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Anthony Mitchell, Associated Press
In a country where only half the population can afford or find medical treatment, a high-tech donkey clinic with its very own ambulance service may seem excessive. But not to the Ethiopian farmers who rely on these sure-footed, stoic beasts of burden.