Gm Lays Off 9,000 Truck Workers; Gas-Guzzler Business Plan is Crumbling, Says NRDC
October 29, 2004 04:35 PM - Natural Resources Defense Council

Just weeks after proclaiming that rising gas prices are having no effect on sales, General Motors today announced it is temporarily idling five truck plants, sidelining 9,000 workers in Arlington, Texas; Janesville, Wisconsin; Oklahoma City; and Lansing, Michigan starting immediately after the Christmas holidays.

Sardines May Prevent Toxic Gas Eruptions off the California and African Coasts
October 28, 2004 10:25 PM - Pew Institute for Ocean Science

Milky, turquoise-colored “dead zones,” sometimes as large as New Jersey, of rotting fish and caustic stench floating off the coast of southwest Africa, may be a sign of things to come for other areas along the coastlines of the eastern Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Toxic gas eruptions—bubbling up from the ocean floor to kill sea life, annoy human seaside residents, and may even intensify global warming—cause the dead zones. But the humble sardine may help to save the day, according to a study from the Pew Institute for Ocean Science.

Improved Wildlife Management Plan Brings Hope to Mozambique
October 28, 2004 09:16 PM - African Wildlife Foundation

Today, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the Mozambique Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that solidified and formalized their longstanding partnership to improve Mozambique's wildlife conservation. This is great news for Mozambique whose wildlife was decimated during the civil wars of the 1970s and 1980s and requires concerted efforts to help in its restoration and conservation.

Migratory Bird Flyway Protection Campaign
October 28, 2004 09:12 PM - Mangrove Action Project

You can help MAP match a $5,000 grant from two long time supporters.

IFC and WWF to Enhance Sustainable Forestry Trade
October 28, 2004 09:08 PM - WWF-US

The International Finance Corporation's Latin America and Caribbean Small and Medium Enterprise Facility (LAC SME Facility), and the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Latin American branch of the Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN) are teaming up to develop environmentally responsible wood trade in Latin America, with a special focus on Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Peru.

Parents Gain Right to Know About Toxic Exposures
October 28, 2004 09:02 PM - California Safe Schools

"Every parent in the Los Angeles Unified School District has gained the right to know if their children are being exposed to pesticides.", said Robina Suwol, Executive Director of California Safe Schools Coalition.

European Parliament Calls For Halt To High Intensity Naval Sonar Use
October 28, 2004 08:55 PM - Natural Resources Defense Council

Conservation groups praised a resolution approved today by the European Parliament, which calls on its twenty-five member states to stop deploying high-intensity active naval sonar until more is known about the harm it inflicts on whales and other marine life. The European Parliament is the directly elected body of the European Union, representing over 400 million citizens in Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Spain and other nations.

IFAW and NRDC Applaud EP Resolution on Saving Whales from Naval Sonar
October 28, 2004 08:51 PM - International Fund for Animal Welfare

In adopting a Resolution on the environmental effects of high-intensity active naval sonars, the European Parliament has shown its strong support for the need to regulate and reduce one of the most significant threats to whales.

IFAW and NRDC Applaud EP Resolution on Saving Whales from Naval Sonar
October 28, 2004 08:45 PM - International Fund for Animal Welfare

In adopting a Resolution on the environmental effects of high-intensity active naval sonars, the European Parliament has shown its strong support for the need to regulate and reduce one of the most significant threats to whales.

Workshops on Sequestration of Greenhouse Gas
October 28, 2004 08:39 PM - Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting

The Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting is providing two opportunities for Australians to learn more about issues surrounding both biological sequestration and geological sequestration of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.

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