Environment’s Critical Role in Defeating Poverty, Disease and Hunger Outlined in UN Millennium Project Report
January 18, 2005 11:28 PM - UN Environment Programme

Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), today hailed a report from the Millennium Project as a milestone in underlining the vital link between environment and defeating poverty.

Duane M. Rumbaugh, Research Pioneer, Joins Great Ape Trust of Iowa
January 18, 2005 11:27 PM - Great Ape Trust of Iowa

A pioneer in comparative psychology and the study of primate learning, intelligence, and language, Duane M. Rumbaugh, has joined Great Ape Trust of Iowa to coordinate academic and community relations for the facility dedicated to the cognitive research, conservation and welfare of great apes.

Midwest Region Hit Hard by Natural Gas Prices: Energy Efficiency Policies Needed
January 18, 2005 11:13 PM - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

According to a new study released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), investment in a modestly aggressive energy efficiency campaign could produce billions of dollars in annual net cost savings for residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the Midwest.

Marine Experts Lay Course of Action for Saving Rare Sea Turtle
January 18, 2005 05:18 PM - Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC)

The world’s leading sea turtle experts gathered this weekend on St Catherines Island, Georgia, to develop a strategy for saving critically endangered leatherback turtles in the Atlantic Ocean. The four-day retreat was hosted by the St Catherines Island Foundation and the nonprofit Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC).

Addressing Today's Challenges: Nonprofits Find Solutions on the Web
January 18, 2005 09:07 AM - Throwplace.com

Many nonprofits remain concerned about resources as funding continues to be squeezed by new laws and budget constraints, and diverted to recent natural disaster relief. As contributions fail to keep pace with increases in basics like health care and housing costs, many community assistance groups are not able to keep up with the rising number of people seeking help. Throwplace.com offers an alternative solution to these challenges facing todays over-stressed nonprofits by providing an online resource for the donation of goods available to charities and their communities.

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

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