Sunday, January 16, 2005

ENN: Environmental News Network [[Today's News Full Story ]]

ENN: Environmental News Network [[Today's News Full Story ]]
Urban Sprawl, a major issue in Rochester, New York ( http://rochesterenvironment.com/urban.htm ) is wreaking havoc on the environment.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

R News: As It Happens, Where It Happens

R News: As It Happens, Where It Happens: "USDA Rids Auburn Of Crow Problem"
Of course, it's not as much fun for some as blasting away at crows while drinking beer, but the attempt by the US Department of Agriculture in Auburn, NY to rid itself of crows seems a far more sensible and humane way of ridding a community of pests. Each year, a tavern in Syracuse, NY sponsors a crow shoot for its patrons to rid the a city of crows by blasting away at the forest crows (because shooting crows in the city is illegal) which has absolutely no effect on the city crows--which is the alleged problem.

The New York Times > International > Asia Pacific > China Promotes Another Boom: Nuclear Power

The New York Times > International > Asia Pacific > China Promotes Another Boom: Nuclear Power
Energy: In the future we are going to have to have a predominance of clean and safe energy. Nuclear energy, in terms of global warming is clean, but it is not safe. Given China's secrecy in the beginning of the SARS breakout in their country, where the numbers of SARA cases advanced rapidly without knowledge from the outside world, how responsible do you think China will be if their are any accidents in their nuclear plants? The New York Times > International > Asia Pacific > China Promotes Another Boom: Nuclear Power By 2010, planners predict a quadrupling of nuclear output to 16 billion kilowatt-hours and a doubling of that figure by 2015. And with commercial nuclear energy programs dead or stagnant in the United States and most of Europe, Western and other developers of nuclear plant technology are lining up to sell reactors and other equipment to the Chinese, whose purchasing decisions alone will determine in many instances who survives in the business. --The New York Times > International News