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Iceland to resume commercial whaling despite international ban
19 Oct 2006 at 2:10pm
Iceland plans to resume commercial whaling for the first time in nearly 20 years, despite an international moratorium. Through August 2007, the government will permit whalers to harpoon 30 minke whales and nine endangered fin whales. Iceland’s Fisheries Ministry says there are 43,600 minkes and 25,800 fin whales off of …

How the legendary ski town is going green
19 Oct 2006 at 2:10pm
This summer, shortly after Vail Resorts announced that it was buying gobs of wind-energy credits to offset the gobs of energy consumed by its ski operations, the town of Vail followed suit. (Wait, there’s a town of Vail? Who knew?) Timothy Sprinkle talks with the town’s environmental health chief to …

E.U. launches action plan for reducing energy use
19 Oct 2006 at 2:10pm
The European Union has adopted an action plan for reducing energy use 20 percent by 2020, saying increased efficiency could save it $125 billion by that year. Under the plan, the 25-nation bloc will expand building energy-efficiency rules to apply to smaller structures, and develop binding minimum efficiency requirements for …

An interview with environmental scientist and evangelical leader Calvin DeWitt
19 Oct 2006 at 2:10pm
No one has worked longer at the intersection of environmental science, evangelical ethics, and practical activism than Calvin DeWitt. A professor of environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, DeWitt has been one of the prime movers behind almost every significant environmental collaboration between evangelicals, scientists, and politicians, including the …

Scientists worry about declining numbers of honeybees and other pollinators
19 Oct 2006 at 2:10pm
Researchers are warning of a significant population decline in species that together pollinate three-quarters of all flowering North American plants, including more than 90 commercial crops. A study released yesterday by the National Research Council indicates a “demonstrably downward” trend in populations of birds, bees, bats, and other pollinating species. …

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