EarthTalk: What is 'Acid Rain' and What Causes It?
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
"Acid rain," also known as acid precipitation and acid deposition, is a broad term used to describe the nitric and sulfuric acids that fall to Earth during rain, snow or fog.
Biodiesel To Be Distributed for Boaters Through Port Everglades
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Turnbell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
More South Florida boaters may soon be turning to vegetables to run their engines. By mid-April, TransMontaigne, one of the largest fuel terminal operators at Port Everglades, will begin offering biodiesel products.
Time Ticking on Nuclear Waste Decision
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Manor, Chicago Tribune
As the U.S. extends the life of its nuclear plants far into the future, a potentially critical question remains: Where will the reactors' intensely radioactive waste be stored for thousands of years to come?
Nesting Begins for Endangered Parrots
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Ian James, Associated Press
Raucous squawking erupts from cages filled with dozens of parrots -- a hopeful sound from a species on the brink of extinction. The last chance of survival for the Puerto Rican parrot may lie in forest aviaries where these captive birds began their nesting in January under close observation.
The New Environmentalism -- An ENN Commentary
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Norman L. Dean, Friends of the Earth
Environmentalism is dead. That is the opinion of commentators Michael Shellenberger, a political strategist, and Ted Nordhaus, a pollster...
African Countries Sign Treaty to Protect Rain Forest
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Bryan Mealer, Associated Press
Seven Central African countries signed a landmark treaty Saturday to establish cross-border partnerships to help save the world's second largest rain forest.
Mitsubishi Motors, Heavy Eye Joint Development of Fuel-Cell Car
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. are considering joint development of an environment-friendly fuel-cell vehicle as part of the struggling automaker's revival effort under the heavy machinery maker's leadership, sources familiar with the matter said Monday.
Researchers Probe Antarctica's Shifting Ice, 'Not Sure What's Going On'
February 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Researchers Probe Antarctica's Shifting Ice, 'Not Sure What's Going On'
Scientists looking southward from the tip of South America, over steel-gray waters toward icy Antarctica, see only questions on the horizon about the fate of the planet.
Biologists Planning to Study Pelicans
February 4, 2005 12:00 AM - James MacPherson, Associated Press
Pelican nesting grounds will be off-limits to the public this year at a refuge in central North Dakota while biologists plan their most extensive study ever of the big birds.
Scientists Worry About Red Tide, Manatees
February 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
An unseasonable outbreak of red tide has scientists worried that migrating manatees may swim into the potentially deadly algae.