Japan Sees Hurdles Remaining in U.S. Beef Talks
October 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Aya Takada, Reuters
Japan, cautiously seeking ways to resume U.S. beef imports, sees hurdles remaining even if it abandons its demand that the United States test all cattle for mad cow disease, which Washington has rejected, before restarting trade.
Legislation Could Block Cape Cod, Mass.-area Wind Farm
October 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Beth Daley, The Boston Globe
The controversial wind farm proposed off Cape Cod could be blocked indefinitely by last-minute language that a Virginia senator is trying to insert in a US defense bill.
Supreme Court Takes up Pollution Suit Against Manufacturer Cooper Industries
October 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Patty Reinert, Houston Chronicle
Companies responsible for hazardous waste cleanups have long argued over who should pay. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court used a Texas case to consider whether one polluter can force another to share the cost of a voluntary cleanup.
New Study Examines Business Impacts of Energy and Climate Choices
October 6, 2004 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com
Energy demand could double or triple by 2050, as population rises and developing countries expand their economies and overcome poverty, according to a new study.
Officials Warn Gold Panners in Filthy Manila River
October 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Oliver Teves, Associated Press
Philippine officials on Tuesday warned scores of people searching for gold in a filthy suburban Manila river that they face a better chance of getting sick than finding the precious metal.
Pulp Fiction of Family Farmers?
October 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks
Hurricanes are just the most recent blow to Florida's family-run citrus farmers.
Save the Trees, Save the Apes, Expert Says
October 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
A U.N. meeting on endangered species could help secure the survival one of humanity's closest living relatives, the orangutan, by saving its forest home from loggers, a leading expert said on Tuesday.
In South Carolina, "Beach Kudzu" Threatens Dunes and Native Plants
October 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Jacob Jordan, Associated Press
A seemingly harmless plant brought to South Carolina's coast in the 1990s to help control erosion has turned mean, overtaking dunes, squeezing out other plants, and garnering a notorious nickname: beach kudzu.
Internet Is a Key Battleground in Wildlife Crime Fight
October 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Darren Schuettler, Reuters
Why trawl through a sweaty illegal wildlife market in Asia when you can shop for rare animals and exotic plants on the Internet?
Hundreds of Sunken Vessels Block Access to Iraq's Seaports, Pollute Waters
October 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Diana Elias, Associated Press
The routes into Iraq's two deep water ports are lined with more than 300 sunken ships, blocking the channel and polluting the waters, the U.N. Development Program (UNDP) said Tuesday.