Earthwatch Teams Find New Species in Cameroon Rainforest
October 20, 2004 09:40 PM - Earthwatch Institute

Rainforests around the world are disappearing at an alarming rate, before scientists can discover all of the species they contain and how they may be valuable to medicine or agriculture. Volunteers from Earthwatch Institute working in Cameroon Rainforests have helped discover 50 endemic plant and fungus species and varieties new to science, a boon to the conservation of these forests.

Pesticides in Schools Focus of National Summit
October 20, 2004 09:39 PM - Pennsylvania IPM Program

Representatives from schools, health groups, and state and national agencies met recently in Washington D.C. to further a nationwide school pesticide reform initiative.

Pesticides in Schools Focus of National Summit
October 20, 2004 09:35 PM - Pennsylvania IPM Program

Representatives from schools, health groups, and state and national agencies met recently in Washington D.C. to further a nationwide school pesticide reform initiative.

World Sales of Solar Cells Jump 32 Percent
October 19, 2004 04:16 PM - Viviana Jimenez, Earth Policy Institute

World production of solar cells which convert sunlight directly into electricity soared to 742 megawatts (MW) in 2003, a jump of 32 percent in just one year.

Audubon State Of The Birds Report
October 19, 2004 04:15 PM - The National Audubon Society

The National Audubon Society has released the first national State of the Birds report documenting the health and abundance of North America's birds. Appearing in the October issue of Audubon Magazine, The State of the Birds paints a disturbing picture. Almost 30 percent of North America's bird species are in significant decline.

Student Activists Deliver Clean Energy Declaration
October 19, 2004 04:13 PM - The Energy Action Coalition

Citizen activists across North America from the Energy Action Coalition will declare Independence from Dirty Energy as part of an international day of action with over 240 demonstrations across the US and Canada. At the doorstep of Ford's Corporate Headquarters in Dearborn, students will present over 6,000 signatures calling on CEO Bill Ford Jr. to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to protect the health, safety, and security of all Americans. The activists will be joined by the Statue of Liberty, wearing a military-grade gas mask, and backed by colorful banners and posters reading Declare Independence from Oil: Demand Zero Emission Cars.

World Land Trust Helps Purchase and Protect its Seventh Habitat Reserve in Ecuador
October 19, 2004 04:08 PM - World Land Trust

Working through local partner Jocotoco Foundation (FundaciĆ³n Jocotoco) in Ecuador, the World Land Trust has helped purchase a further two square mile area of high quality deciduous forest in the Tumbesian region of south west Ecuador. This purchase has been made possible by supporters of the World Land Trust in the UK, and the American Bird Conservancy (and an especially generous donor) and the Western Alliance for Nature (WAN) Foundation in the US.

Bad Blood? WWF Reveals EU Lawmakers' Chemical Contamination
October 19, 2004 12:06 PM - World Wildlife Fund. US

Ministers from 13 European Union countries are contaminated with dozens of industrial chemicals according to results of blood tests released today by World Wildlife Fund. Fourteen Environment and Health Ministers were tested in June 2004 for a variety of chemicals that can negatively impact wildlife and human health.

Salt Isl. Overlook Protected for Westbrook, CT
October 15, 2004 01:54 PM - The Trust for Public Land (TPL)

The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national non-profit conservation organization, announced it has conveyed seven acres of land, known as the Salt Island Overlook, to the Town of Westbrook for permanent conservation.

Promoter or Polluter: Rate Greatest E-Waster
October 19, 2004 11:55 AM - The Computer TakeBack Campaign (CTBC)

On Monday, the Computer TakeBack Campaign (CTBC) released new findings from its latest research that reveal that Sony’s policies could leave Minnesotans with mountains of Sony products to collect and recycle, and cost taxpayers millions of dollars in hidden subsidies. Scrap from obsolete electronics like TVs and computers called e-waste is toxic and is the fastest growing waste stream in the U.S. Sony is one of the companies that are contributing to the ever-growing piles of electronic waste.

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