Top Stories

Farmers, Conservationists Embrace No-Till Crops in Wake of High Fuel Prices
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Wilde, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

High fuel prices aren't keeping farmers from tilling fields this fall, but more producers are abandoning plows and V-rippers.

Consumers Seek Politically Correct Products
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Karen Rives, The News & Observer

Beth LeGrande doesn't seek out politically correct retailers, but she was pleased to learn that Home Depot, her paint supplier, is eliminating products that contain wood from endangered forests.

Romney Doubts Seen Delaying Emissions Pact
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Beth Daley and Scott Helman, The Boston Globe

A group of Northeast states has postponed the announcement of a landmark agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants after Governor Mitt Romney raised objections to the pact late last week, two government sources familiar with the agreement said.

Bid for Second Phase of Kyoto Faces Major Battle
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Ministers face a battle when they meet next week to start talks on a new climate change treaty, European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said on Monday.

EU Destroying Forests of Poor Countries, WWF Says
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

EU countries are helping destroy major forests in poorer countries through massive imports of illegal timber, the conservation group WWF said on Tuesday.

Sustainable Gulf Reconstruction -- A Guest Commentary
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Tensie Whelan, Rainforest Alliance

As some hurricane victims return home while others still languish in trailer parks and temporary hotels, the debate over rebuilding hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast communities has been joined, though without much of a blueprint.

China City on Alert for Possible Water Contamination
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Fifteen hospitals are on standby in one of China's biggest and coldest cities to take in contamination victims after water supplies were halted for fear of contamination from a chemical factory blast.

Along the Hurricane-Stricken Gulf Coast This Thanksgiving, There's Not a Lot To Be Thankful For
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Debbie Shifter faces the daunting task of whipping up Thanksgiving dinner for 18 in the tiny kitchen of her trailer provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Shifter, who lives in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, had to drive 45 minutes to find a store that survived Hurricane Katrina.

India Says It Busts Major Tiger Poaching Ring
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Heath Kelly, Reuters

Indian police have busted a tiger poaching ring responsible for killing at least 10 animals in one of its premier wildlife parks, an officer said on Tuesday. Four poachers living in the forests surrounding the Ranthambhore reserve had confessed to killing 10 tigers and a leopard, police superintendent Alok Vasisth said.

EU Presses U.S. on Gas Emissions, Global Warming
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Marcin Grajewski, Reuters

The European Union ramped up pressure on the United States on Tuesday to do more to control greenhouse gas emissions blamed for climate change, saying U.S. reliance on new technology was not working.

First | Previous | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | Next | Last