Massachusetts Man Promotes Vegetable Oil Fuels for Autos
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Martin, Chicago Tribune
From the rear of an abandoned rubber factory, under the shadow of Mount Tom, Justin Carven says he has figured out a way for Americans to save money on gas, curb air pollution and reduce their dependence on foreign oil.
U.S. Officials Seek Comments on Bull Trout
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe Rojas-Burke, The Oregonian
Bush administration officials Wednesday said they will reconsider a decision last year that removed 90 percent of the proposed critical habitat for threatened bull trout across the Columbia and Klamath river basins.
Day of Reckoning Nears for Japan on Whaling Body
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Elaine Lies, Reuters
Japan may leave the International Whaling Commission if the organisation fails to allow limited hunting of whales for commercial purposes, officials said ahead of meetings of the group opening at the end of May.
Chesapeake Bay Grasses Recover in North
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Gretchen Parker, Associated Press
The underwater grasses that are crucial to filtering polluted Chesapeake Bay waters are recovering in the upper portion of the estuary, while other vast tracts continue to struggle, scientists reported Thursday.
Senate Advances Energy Bill, Including Federal Authority Over LNG Sites
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press
Governors, mayors and local officials would have little chance to block construction of a liquefied natural gas facility under an energy bill that advanced Thursday from a Senate committee.
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.