Consensus Agreement on Air Conditioner Efficiency Standards Reached; Will Avoid Need for Twenty-Five Power Plants
November 15, 2004 04:00 PM - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Air conditioner manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates announced today that they have reached an agreement on consensus federal equipment efficiency standards for air conditioners and heat pumps used in many commercial buildings that, if enacted by federal regulators and Congress, will avoid the need for 25 new power plants.

USGBC Honors Green Building Leaders
November 13, 2004 11:59 AM - U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) honored 2004’s most influential green building proponents yesterday with its annual Leadership Awards at the USGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held this year in Portland, OR. The USGBC recognized those companies and individuals who signify vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green building design and construction.

45 Acres Protected for Confluence Greenway (MO)
November 13, 2004 11:57 AM - Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land (TPL), the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Confluence Greenway collaboration continued their ongoing efforts to create a regional greenway along the Mississippi River Corridor with Tuesday's purchase of an additional 45 acres on Chouteau Island.

Eat Well Guide Helps Families Eat Healthy for the Holidays
November 12, 2004 11:32 AM - Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (GRACE)

Consumers looking to buy meat, poultry, dairy and eggs from sustainable family farmers can now turn to the Eat Well Guide (, a free online directory officially re-launched today by the Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (GRACE), the advocacy group behind the award-winning internet film The Meatrix (

Protecting Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises from the Harmful Effects of Man-Made Ocean Noise
November 12, 2004 11:25 AM - The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Delegates from 16 countries meeting in Majorca, Spain this week adopted a resolution recognizing man-made ocean noise as a dangerous pollutant which can disturb, injure and even kill whales and other marine species.

Agreement Will Protect 730 Acres on South Table Mt. (CO)
November 12, 2004 11:23 AM - Trust for Public Land (TPL)

Coors Brewing Company today announced that it has entered into a contract to sell its land holdings on South Table Mountain in Golden, Colo. to the Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national non-profit land conservation organization. It is anticipated TPL will purchase the property, which totals about 730 acres, from Coors and will then convey the land to the Jefferson County Open Space Program for permanent public protection and enjoyment. Coors also intends to make charitable donations as a part of the overall transaction to TPL to support its ongoing conservation programs across the state and to Jeffco Open Space Foundation, Inc. for the future protection of the South Table Mountain property.

Environmental/Business Coalition Warns That White House is Out-Of-Touch and Irresponsible for its Continued "Do-Nothing" Climate Change Policy and Rejection Of Limits on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
November 11, 2004 06:50 PM - The Sustainable Energy Coalition

The Sustainable Energy Coalition today sharply criticized recent comments by senior White House officials rejecting any limits on greenhouse gas emissions. The criticism was in response to statements made following President Bush's re-election, by James Connaughton, chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, White House science adviser John Marburger, and Mike Leavitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Adopt an Endangered Sea Turtle as a Holiday Gift!
November 11, 2004 06:43 PM - Caribbean Conservation Corporation

Every year it gets harder to find unique and meaningful holiday gifts. This year, the nonprofit Sea Turtle Survival League is offering something special for everyone on your gift list. Whether for a conservation-minded mom, computer savvy dads or for children who already have more toys than they can fit in their closets, adopting an endangered sea turtle from the Sea Turtle Survival League shows the people in your life you care about them and the protection of our environment.

Using IPM to Evaluate Manure in Farm Facilities
November 11, 2004 06:37 PM - Pennsylvania IPM Program

Fall brings the annual clean out of poultry and other livestock facilities prior to winter or the housing of the next herd or flock. Sound integrated pest management (IPM) practices can be applied both in the barn and out in the field to prevent the spread of insect pests, says a Penn State extension educator. IPM aims to manage pests — such as insects, diseases, weeds and animals — by combining physical, biological and chemical tactics that are safe, profitable and environmentally compatible.

Groups Sue EPA For Failing to Protect Children from Rat Poisons
November 11, 2004 06:36 PM - Natural Resources Defense Council

The Environmental Protection Agency has failed to protect children from exposure to chemical rat poisons, according to a lawsuit filed today by West Harlem Environmental Action (WEACT) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The groups filed the lawsuit in federal district court in New York City.

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