Agreement on a Global Early-Warning System Should be Key Outcome of Disaster Reduction Conference
January 17, 2005 10:47 AM - UN Environment Programme

Making operational a tsunami early-warning system in the Indian Ocean must be one of the key outcomes of an international disaster reduction conference beginning next week in Japan, the head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said today.

Forbes Woods Project Reaches Milestones (MA)
January 17, 2005 10:34 AM - The Trust for Public Land (TPL)

Milton, Massachusetts: The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national nonprofit conservation organization, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) said today that they have completed the draft Forbes Woods Management Plan for the ongoing stewardship of the Milton, Massachusetts property.

Scientists Chart Course to Save Lake Naivasha
January 17, 2005 10:24 AM - Earthwatch Institute

UN disaster reduction strategy an unmitigated failure

The poor need economic development, not more UN agencies if they are to be able to cope with disasters.

Environmental Education Foundation Backs U.S. Surgeon Generals
January 15, 2005 03:51 AM - Environmental Education Foundation

EEF backs US Surgeon General's warning on Radon

A Different Pattern in the Arctic than the Rest of the World
January 14, 2005 10:01 AM - Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO)

"We were getting some numbers of changes in the Arctic that just didn't seem to fit into this slower pattern that we were seeing on the rest of the planet," explains Robert Corell, who chaired the "Arctic Climate Impact Assessment" (ACIA). These anomalies provided the point of departure for the four-year project.

$2.7M from Santa Fe Southern Railway for Railyard Park and Plaza
January 14, 2005 10:00 AM - Trust for Public Land (TPL)

Santa Fe Southern Railway, Inc. (SFSR) announced today a donation of $2.7 million to the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to help create a community park and plaza on the Santa Fe Railyard in downtown Santa Fe. The $2.7 million donation will allow for Railyard Park and Plaza design work to continue and for the first phases of construction to begin. This substantial gift moves the Trust for Public Land one step closer to the greater fundraising goal for the project.

IFAW Rescues and Rehabilitates Hundreds of Animals Affected by Major Oil Spill in Veracruz, Mexico
January 14, 2005 09:58 AM - International Fund for Animal Welfare

A team of wildlife experts from IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – are currently rescuing and rehabilitating animals affected by a major oil spill near Veracruz Mexico. The spill occurred on December 22 after an explosion at a pumping station spilled approximately five thousand barrels of oil into the Coatzacoalcos River causing widespread damage to marine habitat and wildlife.

Crop Scouting Program a Success
January 14, 2005 09:55 AM - Pennsylvania IPM Program

Vegetable growers in northeastern Pennsylvania had higher yields and better quality crops last summer, thanks to a Penn State Cooperative Extension scouting program.<

Major Caribbean Earthquakes and Tsunamis a Real Risk
January 13, 2005 09:52 AM - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

A dozen major earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater have occurred in the Caribbean near Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the island of Hispaniola, shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic, in the past 500 years, and several have generated tsunamis. The most recent major earthquake, a magnitude 8.1 in 1946, resulted in a tsunami that killed a reported 1,600 people.

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