States Leading the Way with New Energy-Saving Standards
January 13, 2005 09:48 AM - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

From light bulbs to ice-makers to "energy vampires," new state-level appliance energy efficiency standards could save consumers and businesses billions of dollars, improve electric system reliability, cut pollution, and ease pressure on high energy prices, according to a report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP).

Svalbard's Marine Mammals in a Warmer, Wetter, Wilder Arctic
January 13, 2005 09:47 AM - Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO)

The climate of the Arctic is changing, and it is expected that this change will continue to take place in the coming decades at an increasing rate.

Eco-Certification can be a Valuable Complement to Conservation Efforts
January 12, 2005 09:05 AM - Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

This month, the world’s largest whitefish fishery, the pollock fishery in the eastern Bering Sea, enters its fifth year of involvement with the international Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) seafood certification and eco-labeling program. It was in January 2001 that the At-sea Processors Association (APA) voluntarily applied to have the fishery measured against the MSC’s strict environmental standard by a team of independent experts. The team would determine whether the fishery should be certified as “sustainable and well-managed” making its products eligible to carry a globally recognized eco-label assuring buyers it is from a responsibly-managed source.

ACEEE Will Advise Senate Energy Committee on Critical Role of Energy
January 12, 2005 08:59 AM - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) will present recommendations on the critical role that energy efficiency should play in natural gas policy at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee natural gas policy conference to be held on January 24.

The Changing Arctic: Indigenous Perspectives
January 12, 2005 08:58 AM - Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO)

Indigenous and other local perspectives have a great deal to offer to studies of climate change. The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) has made extensive use of information from these sources.

Apple Put on Notice at MacWorld Expo for Poisonous Products
January 12, 2005 08:56 AM - Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition

After successfully pressuring Dell Computers to support proper recycling of discarded toxic electronics bearing their brand name, the Computer TakeBack Campaign (CTBC) has set its sights on Apple Computers, maker of the popular iPod, as its next corporate target.

IFAW Launches Tsunami Disaster Relief Operation for Livestock and Companion Animals in Asia
January 12, 2005 08:32 AM - International Fund for Animal Welfare

IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare — has launched a relief operation in Southern Asia to help animals and people affected by the recent disaster. IFAW teams are helping local people in tsunami-devastated coastal fishing communities protect their abandoned livestock, and companion animals, by providing food, temporary shelters and vaccinating animals against diseases.

"Green Reconstruction" Vital in the Aftermath of the Tsunami - WWF
January 10, 2005 04:29 PM - WWF-US

In the aftermath of the tsunami disaster, WWF, the global conservation organization, is calling on governments to support the devastated communities by ensuring that efforts to rebuild their livelihoods are environmentally sustainable. The call comes as a UN conference on the vulnerability of small island developing states gets underway in Mauritius in the Indian Ocean — the area severely impacted by the tsunami.

White House, Pentagon, Industry Secretly Colluded To Skew National Academy Of Sciences Perchlorate Report, Documents Show
January 10, 2005 04:28 PM - Natural Resources Defense Council

The White House, the Defense Department, and defense contractors collaborated in a backroom campaign to manipulate a federal report on health threats posed by perchlorate, a toxic rocket fuel ingredient, according to documents recently obtained by NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council). The chemical, which has been found in water and food supplies nationally, attacks the thyroid gland, and is especially harmful to fetuses and infants. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is officially releasing the report tomorrow. (Click here for an overview of the campaign and to see key documents.)

ABIH Awards Certification Maintenance Points for Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs) and Certified Associate Industrial Hygienists (CIAHs) for Attendance at EEF Web Events
January 10, 2005 11:01 AM - The Environmental Education Foundation's (EEF)

The Environmental Education Foundation's (EEF) webcast training course entitled "Mold Awareness and Water Intrusion - Developing an Operation and Maintenance Plan" is being hailed as one of the best "how to" trainings in the industry. The American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) recognizes the value of the course by awarding certification maintenance (CM) points to Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs) and Certified Associate Industrial Hygienists (CIAHs) who successfully pass the course.

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