Decades of Illegal Logging Blamed for High Death Toll in Philippine Storm
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Wednesday ordered the military and police to crack down on illegal logging, after flash floods and landslides triggered by rampant deforestation killed nearly 340 people this week.
U.S. Virgin Island Fishermen Voice Concerns about Proposed Ban on Fishing of Several Species
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press
Local fishermen met with federal regulators Tuesday night to discuss their concerns about proposed bans on the fishing of several popular species.
Christmas Complaints Miss the Point
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, an op/ed
It started over a month ago -- even before Halloween. The television commercials, the flyers in the mail, the decorations in the mall. Christmas is now a two-month event -- one long blowout sale.
Japanese Aid to Smaller Nations Coincides with Whaling Votes
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Hugh Dellios, Chicago Tribune
The only whales seen in Nicaragua are the ones that wash up occasionally on the Pacific beaches. The country has no whaling fleet, no tradition of whaling and certainly no market for whale blubber.
Justice Department to Fight Hanford Initiative in Court
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Shannon Dininny, Associated Press
The government plans to ask a judge to overturn a Washington state initiative that bars the Energy Department from sending radioactive waste from other states to the Hanford nuclear site until waste already there is cleaned up.
Builders Turn More Toward Environmentally-Friendly Products as Costs Fall
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Will Shanley, The Denver Post
Construction companies, Bob Vila-types and architecture firms for years shied away from environmentally friendly products, citing high costs as a deterrent.
Environmentalists See Trouble for Air, Wildlife in Bush's Second Term
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
Environmentalists see some of their worst fears playing out as President Bush moves to cement a second-term agenda that includes getting more timber, oil and gas from public lands and relying on the market rather than regulation to curb pollution.
South Asia Stares at Looming Water Crisis
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Sugita Katyal, Reuters
It's been 10 years since farmer Bhairu Singh saw water in the well on his rocky patch of land in western India.
Seattle Nonprofit Offers Solo Drivers Payment to Ditch Cars
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Karen Gaudette, The Seattle Times
Cranky after creeping through the Kirkland Crawl? Morose over the Mercer Mess? Burning to take a bus to Bellevue rather than brave the 520 bridge another day?
Chemicals Approved to Battle Soybean Rust in Virginia
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Greg Edwards, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va.
The Environmental Protection Agency has granted Virginia emergency exemptions to use six agricultural chemicals in the battle against soybean rust.