Forest Service Plans Deletes Environmental Protections, Critics Say
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Knight Ridder
The Forest Service Wednesday changed the way it plans management of national forests, shortening the process by years but also eliminating the primary tool used by environmentalists to challenge logging and mining in protected forests.
Bad Weather Hampers Efforts to Rescue Stranded Sperm Whales in Australia
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A pod of 19 sperm whales were stranded on the coast of Australia's Tasmania state and most of them are dead, authorities said Monday.
David Orr, Environmental Educator and Writer, Answers Grist's Questions
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Grist Magazine
David Orr of Oberlin College has made a name for himself in the environmental community as a teacher, thinker, and writer, most recently of a book that explores the connections between the environment, the political realm, and the threat of terrorism -- "The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror."
Missouri Landfill Owner Leads Campaign to Incorporate Shingles into Asphalt
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Jack Naudi, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Few motorists spend time wondering what ingredients went into making the asphalt that helps their tires to grip the road. Dale Behnen, co-owner of Peerless Landfill Inc. near Valley Park, is a notable exception.
Madagascar's Poor See No Benefit from Conservation
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Tim Cocks, Reuters
The people of Mahatsara village do not understand why they are forbidden from burning down the wild forests of eastern Madagascar.
American Eel May Get Federal Protection
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Adam Gorlick, Associated Press
It is one of the creepier creatures on Earth -- a squirming, snakelike fish bound for no real glory beyond its role in sushi or as bait dangling from a fisherman's hook. But it is largely for that reason -- not despite it -- that Tim Watts is taking a stand to protect the American eel, a species he says is in dangerous decline.
California Farmers have until Year's End to Turn in Plans to Clean the Air
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press
The Central Valley's dairy, cotton, fruit and vegetable farms are the newest front in the fight to clean up one of the nation's dirtiest air basins.
Tidal Wave Began Beneath Indian Ocean
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Beth Gardiner, Associated Press
The chain reaction that sent enormous, deadly tidal waves crashing into the coasts of Asia and Africa on Sunday started more than six miles beneath the ocean floor off the tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
Hummer Owners Fuel Rage in Others
December 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post
Dave Breggin eats no red meat, barely waters a drought- resistant fescue lawn and has a highly energy-efficient Arapahoe County home.
Partners Approve Alpine Oil Field Development in Alaska
December 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage
ConocoPhillips and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. have given formal approval to development of two small oil and gas deposits near the Alpine oil field, in the Colville River Delta west of Prudhoe Bay.