Not Many Knocks Against Environment-Friendly Hardwood
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - David Bradley, Associated Press
For years, foresters have sought a fast growing, environmentally responsible hardwood with the dual tangibles of good looks for the home and sustainable growth.
U.S. Must Address Global Warming, Bush Ally Says
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, a close ally of the Bush family, broke ranks with the Bush administration Thursday and called for the United States to get serious about global warming.
Texas Geologist Helps Fix Water Problem in Nepal
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Wendy Hundley, The Dallas Morning News
Linda Smith, a research scientist at the University of Texas at Dallas, and Tai-chyi Shei, a UTD doctoral student, shows off a simple solution to arsenic found in groundwater in Nepalese villages: a filter made of gravel, sand, iron nails and shards of brick.
Right to Name New Monkey Sells for $650G
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The right to name a new species of monkey sold Thursday for $650,000 in an online auction, with the funds going to protect the Bolivian habitat where the species lives, the Web site that handled the sale said.
Week in Review: February 28th - March 4th
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Schluter, ENN
Several stories this week provide a sobering glimpse at the impact of the American way of life on human health and the environment.
Biologists Fret as Mexico Butterfly Numbers Dive
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Catherine Bremer, Reuters
A plunge in the number of monarch butterflies migrating from the United States and Canada to Mexican winter colonies has experts worried logging and pesticides are endangering the fragile insects.
House, Senate Can't Agree On Wildlife Fund
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Jessica Lowell, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
The fate of the wildlife trust fund is up in the air today following the failure of a conference committee Wednesday to reach agreement over the two different versions of the bill.
Government Sets Conditions for Importing Beluga Caviar, Proposes Coral Protections
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
The government is setting conditions for trade in beluga caviar, saying exporting countries must give the United States assurances that they can conserve populations of beluga sturgeon.
Washington Wary as New Predator Creeps Closer
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Wilson, Reuters
They're smart, adaptive, secretive and operate under cover of darkness. Alert and wary, they've now been spotted less than 3 miles from the White House.
Unusual Life Forms Found at New Hydrothermal Vents in Atlantic
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
A strange world of see-through shrimp, crabs and other life forms teems around a newly explored field of thermal vents near the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, scientists report.