Brazil Amazon Deforestation Jumps, Data Shows
December 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Axel Bugge, Reuters
An area of Amazon jungle larger than the U.S. state of New Jersey has been destroyed this year and work on a new highway is mainly to blame, environmental group Friends of the Earth and the government said Wednesday.
ENN Publisher Jerry Kay Chats with Joe Sibilia, Founder and CEO of Meadowbrook Lane Capital, and CEO of CSR Newswire
December 2, 2004 12:00 AM - ENN Radio
Joe Sibilia is founder and current CEO of Meadowbrook Lane Capital, a self-described socially responsible/sustainable investment bank specializing in turning values into valuation.
Language in Spending Bill Raises Concern about Gas Terminal Approvals
December 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Josef Hebert, Associated Press
A provision slipped with little notice into a massive spending bill may help the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission overcome local and state opposition in the approval of liquefied natural gas import terminals.
Groups Alarmed Over Delta Water Plan
December 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press
A proposed change in how the federal government measures water for fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin river delta has environmental groups alarmed and California officials concerned about potential harm to wildlife habitat.
Ancient Angola Elephant Route to be Demined
December 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
An ancient but now lethal migration route for elephants is to be demined in Angola, paving the way for swelling herds in neighbouring Botswana and Zambia to expand their range, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Homing Pigeons Sense Magnetic Fields, and Other Stories
December 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Kathleen M. Wong, California Academy of Sciences
Homing pigeons can read the Earth's magnetic field, an ability that may help them find their way back to the roost. The findings, by Cordula Mora and colleagues at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, bolster the idea that the birds can map their locations by sensing subtle variations in the planet's magnetic fields, much the way people read map coordinates.
Notes from Anna: Waiting for the Aurora
December 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Anna Seluyanova, ENN
What do you do with short days and long evenings, once winter begins in the North? Now that December is here, I decided to search across America for new ways to discover beauty under scarce winter light.
Urine Trouble: On Cat-Pee Stains and Dry Cleaning
December 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Umbra Fisk, Grist Magazine
Your (once-)beloved feline has urinated on your comforter, which is marked -- gasp! -- "dry clean only." All good enviros know that dry cleaning is a toxic affair, but then, all be-nosed persons know that cat pee isn't a smell one can simply live with. Today in Grist: Getting the cat-pee smell out of your washables.
Plant Suspends Fertilizer Operations Near Las Cruces, N.M.
December 2, 2004 12:00 AM - T.S. HopkinS, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M.
Recurring concerns by Mesquite residents over possible ground water contamination and unhealthy air from a nearby chemical company have drawn a suspension order from the New Mexico Environment Department, according to a letter the department sent to State Rep. Joseph Cervantes.
Pennsylvania Denies Company's Request to Resume Washington County Mining
December 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Citing the threat of immediate environmental harm, the state Environmental Hearing Board has denied a mining company's request to resume longwall mining under a tributary of Maple Creek in Washington County.