Republicans Plan Vote to Overcome Democrat's Block on EPA Nominee
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
Senate Republicans will try this week to overcome a Democratic senator's block on President Bush's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Republicans on Wednesday set up a confrontation over the hold on Stephen Johnson's nomination imposed by Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del.
Bush Touts Technology to Solve Energy Problems, Admits Being Powerless to Curb Prices
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press
President Bush is not immune to being pestered about high energy costs -- even during lunch with a group of soldiers in Texas. "Why don't you lower gasoline prices, Mr. President?" one of them asked the other day. "I wish I could. If I could, I would," Bush replied.
Ivory Billed Woodpecker, Feared Extinct, Isn't
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters
The ivory-billed woodpecker, long feared extinct, has been seen in a remote part of Arkansas 60 years after the last confirmed U.S. sighting, ornithologists said Thursday.
Air Pollution Lower, Still a Threat, Report Says
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Ryan Pearson, Associated Press
Fewer Americans have had to breathe unhealthy levels of smog or microscopic soot in recent years, but air pollution remained a threat in counties where more than half the nation lives, the American Lung Association said in an annual report Thursday.
Standing Room Only at New Australian Cemetery
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
It will be standing room only for those being buried at a new Australian cemetery that aims to provide cheap, environmentally friendly burials.
Right-Wingers Running Full Court Press
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Buck Parker, Earthjustice
(By Buck Parker) The federal judiciary has the unfortunate distinction of being the target de jour of far-right extremists in Congress. While the impetus for Tom DeLay and John Cornyn’s recent spat of inflammatory proclamations against federal judges was seemingly unrelated to environmental protection, their comments reflect a larger scheme to reshape federal courts with disastrous consequences for our nation’s natural heritage.
New Environment-Friendly Technology Developed
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International
The painting industry was regarded during the bubble economy as a typical example of a dirty and dangerous industry and treated as a nuisance to the environment. But painting artisans' skills developed in the city of Higashi-Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, are going to bear fruit as new environmentally friendly technologies.
University Mulls Proposal to Grow Gilia for Developer
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Sukhjit Purewal, The Monterey County Herald
CSU-Monterey Bay may be getting into the environmental mitigation business -- for a price. The university is considering a proposal from developers to grow 150 acres of the endangered sand gilia plant on campus.
SBC California Joins the California Climate Action Registry
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
SBC California, subsidiary of telecom giant SBC, has joined a group of corporate environmental leaders as a new member of the California Climate Action Registry.
Cousteau Grandson Backs Windmill Park Plan
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The grandson of marine scientist Jacques Cousteau is backing a proposal to build an energy producing windmill park in the Atlantic Ocean, four miles south of Long Island.