Canada Split over Restrictions on Car Emissions
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters
The two Canadian ministers negotiating with car makers over cuts in emissions are split on what to do, with one favoring binding restrictions and the other saying he wants the talks to continue.
Umbra Schools a Student Who Needs Sturdy, Eco-Friendly Bags
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Umbra Fisk, Grist Magazine
An energetic high-school activist tells Umbra he's in desperate need of eco-friendly, reusable bags -- of the large and cheap variety -- so he and his green-leaning peers can collect used paper for their school recycling club. In spite of her New Year's resolution not to answer any more recycling questions, Umbra succumbs to her young supplicant's charm and saves the day with sage advice -- in Ask Umbra, today on the Grist Magazine website.
Bear Hunting Debate Shifts to Outlawing Traps
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Misty Edgecomb, Bangor Daily News
It seems that legislators aren't ready to let go of last fall's failed referendum proposing a ban on bear hunting with bait, dogs and traps, as more than a dozen bills proposing changes to Maine's bear hunt are on tap for the 122nd Legislature.
ConocoPhillips Reaches Clean Air Settlement Requiring $525 Million in Pollution Controls
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Sherman, Associated Press
ConocoPhillips will install $525 million in pollution controls at nine refineries and pay a $4.5 million fine to settle a federal lawsuit alleging Clean Air Act violations, the Bush administration announced Thursday.
Nordic Countries Claim Four of Top Five Spots in Environmental Sustainability Survey
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Moore, Associated Press
The Nordic countries ranked highest in environmental sustainability, a survey released Friday at the World Economic Forum reported.
Environmentalists Sue Feds To Stop Mining Companies from Dumping Mountain Tops into Valleys
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Roger Alford, Associated Press
Environmentalists have sued the federal government in an attempt to stop coal mining companies from lopping off the tops of mountains and dumping the rocks and dirt into valleys.
Endangered Condors Return to Andes Skies
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Vanessa Nichols, Associated Press
Timidly taking its first steps in the wild, the young condor perches on a rocky plateau as a hot breeze swirls upward from the barren Patagonian landscape.
Environmentalists Sue To Stop Logging of Sequoias, Other Trees at California National Monument
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Lisa Leff, Associated Press
Environmentalists sued the federal government Thursday over plans to log in central California's Giant Sequoia National Monument, home to two-thirds of the world's largest trees.
Yale Study Suggests Chemical Might Cause Hearing Loss in Whales
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A toxic chemical used to prevent barnacles from clinging to ship hulls may cause deafness in marine mammals and could lead whales to beach themselves, Yale researchers say.
ConocoPhillips Agrees to Clean-Air Settlement
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Dina Cappiello, Houston Chronicle
Houston-based ConocoPhillips, the largest petroleum refiner in the United States, agreed Thursday to spend $525 million to reduce harmful, smog-forming emissions at nine refineries, including two in Texas, and to pay a $4.5 million fine to settle federal charges that it violated air pollution laws.