Environment

  • January 9, 2004   BY Admin 

    A study published Thursday in the journal Science found that farm-raised salmon contain significantly more cancer-causing pollutants than those caught in the wild. Continue reading

  • December 24, 2003   BY Admin 

    A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked new Bush administration changes to the Clean Air Act after numerous states and cities argued the new rules would harm the environment and public health. Continue reading

  • December 17, 2003  

    The presence of salmon in the waterways of the Pacific Northwest has been increasing in recent years, but the Bush administration and some scientists disagree over who can take the credit. Lee Hochberg reports that what the president says is a success, others call a fish story. Continue reading

  • December 11, 2003  

    Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt became head of the Environmental Protection Agency in November. Since then, the agency has released two controversial proposals aimed at reducing emissions from power plants. Margaret Warner discusses these and other issues with the new administrator. Continue reading

  • November 19, 2003  

    Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham discusses the initial findings of a U.S.-Canadian task force that has been investigating the massive electricity blackout on August 14. He also explains how measures in the energy bill being considered in the Senate would help prevent future blackouts. Continue reading

  • November 17, 2003  

    The House and Senate are nearing completion of a comprehensive energy bill. Two members of the energy conference committee, Reps. Joe Barton (R-Texas) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.), present drastically different viewpoints of the bill. Continue reading

  • November 7, 2003  

    Some Native Americans who live on the dozen Indian reservations in eastern San Diego County have not received the same attention as other Californians for their suffering. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles visited the devastated San Pasqual Reservation, where one third of the residents’ homes were devoured by flames. Continue reading

  • October 31, 2003  

    Cooler temperatures and dense fog brought encouragement to Californians after a week of wildfires that have killed 20 people, destroyed more than 2,800 homes and burned nearly 750,000 acres. Jeffrey Kaye reports from the Cedar Fire outside San Diego, which has consumed 275,000 acres. Continue reading

  • October 30, 2003  

    The Senate is poised to pass a bill which would approve more extensive logging on more than 20 million acres of federal forests. The House of Representatives is considering legislation that would devote a record $2.9 billion for firefighting and proactive programs to reduce fire risks. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • October 30, 2003  

    More temperate temperatures and some light rain moved into the San Bernadino Mountains and eastern San Diego County, but firefighters face flames fanned by winds that are still gusting to 40 miles per hour. Spencer Michels reports from California, and Ray Suarez follows up in a conversation with Jerry Williams and Jim Purpura. Continue reading