Recent Environmental News of Note


Hawking: Climate Change Worse Than Terror
The Associated Press
Jan 17, 2007 9:57 AM
LONDON – Scientist Stephen Hawking described climate change Wednesday as a greater threat to the planet than terrorism.

Birds fall from sky over town
By Amanda O’Brien
January 10, 2007 01:00am
THOUSANDS of birds have fallen from the skies over Esperance and no one knows why.
Is it an illness, toxins or a natural phenomenon? A string of autopsies in Perth have shed no light on the mystery.

Climate Change vs Mother Nature: Scientists reveal that bears have stopped hibernating
21 December 2006
Bears have stopped hibernating in the mountains of northern Spain, scientists revealed yesterday, in what may be one of the strongest signals yet of how much climate change is affecting the natural world.

President Bush Lifts Alaska Oil, Gas Drilling Ban
WASHINGTON (Jan 8.) – President Bush lifted the drilling ban Tuesday for Alaska’s Bristol Bay, clearing the way for the Interior Department to open the fish-rich waters to oil and natural gas development.