Kimpton Hotels Partners With TPL, Benefits Conservation Work
October 20, 2004 09:53 PM - The Trust for Public Land

A night's rest at a Kimpton Hotel will not only refresh you, it will help save land and create new parks.

Living Planet Report 2004 Points To Increasing Ecological Overshoot, Offers Paths To Reverse Trends
October 20, 2004 09:48 PM - Global Footprint Network

WWF International releases its Living Planet Report 2004, confirming that ecological overshoot has become a reality: humanity is now consuming 20 percent more resources than the Earth can regenerate, causing rapid declines in wild animal populations. Using the Ecological Footprint, a detailed measure of human demand on the planet’s ecological assets, the report conveys vital information for reversing the trends.

NM State Park Expanded by 380 Acres
October 20, 2004 09:43 PM - Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit land conservation organization, announced today the successful addition of over 380 acres of land to Coyote Creek State Park in Mora County, New Mexico. The land, which will increase the park to nearly five times its original size, was the number one acquisition priority for the State Parks Division of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department.

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.

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