Canadian Province Renewable Energy Gold Mine
October 27, 2004 03:19 PM - Center for Environmental Economic Development and David Suzuki Foundation

Renewable energy initiatives can add over $9 billion and create 25,000 new jobs by 2010 to the Canadian Province of Ontario, according to a new report from the David Suzuki Foundation.

President Bush Entangled in Tuna/Dolphin Issue
October 27, 2004 09:27 AM - David Phillips and Mark J. Palmer

The Bush Administration's record of warping, suppressing, and ignoring science that undermines their pro-business political agenda keeps worsening. In no issue is this more explicit than the recent federal court decision from a lawsuit filed by Earth Island Institute and nine other environmental groups against the Administration's attempts to weaken the "Dolphin Safe" tuna label.

Prakriti Foundation Begins Conservation Work On Endangered Capped Langur
October 27, 2004 09:26 AM - The Prakriti Foundation

Capped Langur (Trachypithecus pileatus) is a globally endangered primate that is found mostly in Bangladesh and some parts of India and Myanmar. Its beautiful orange red colour with greyish back, long tail, large sparkling eyes and shy nature easily attracts attention. Most naturalists will fall in love with this beautiful primate at first sight. The animal is arboreal and lives on tall Sal trees (Shorea robusta) and survive on leaves and some fruits.

Meeting the Global waste Challenge: Basel Convention Conference to Focus on Priorities, Partnerships and Resources
October 26, 2004 04:30 PM - UN Environment Programme

Ministers and senior officials are meeting here this week to discuss how to invigorate national efforts to achieve the goals of the Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal.

Plan to update Critical Conservation Information in the Illinois Natural Areas Inventory
October 26, 2004 04:28 PM - The Nature Conservancy in Illinois

New plans are underway to update the Illinois Natural Areas Inventory, which identifies and classifies the state’s vanishing natural heritage. Its pioneering implementation, beginning in 1978, made it a profound agent of change, driving decisions at multiple levels of Illinois government.

1,600 Acres on St. Mary's River Preserved (FL)
October 26, 2004 04:26 PM - The Trust for Public Land (TPL)

The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national conservation organization, today announced that is has permanently conserved a 1,632-acre site on the St. Mary's River in Northeast Baker County.

"O" Matters To Los Angeles
October 25, 2004 06:34 PM - Natural Resources Defense Council

More than 10,000 tons of trash — from cigarette butts to syringes — washes up on public beaches every year, particularly early in the rainy season and after major storms such as those last week. Proposition O on the city's crowded November ballot will provide $500 million to reduce polluted stormwater runoff that contaminates Los Angeles' rivers, lakes and beaches.

Funds OK'd for Pupukea-Paumalu Natural Area (HI)
October 25, 2004 06:31 PM - The Trust for Public Land

Guided by the leadership of U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has granted $2 Million in federal funds from the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program toward the effort to purchase and protect the 1,129-acre Püpükea-Paumalü property on O‘ahu’s North Shore. The Trust for Public Land, a non-profit group spearheading the effort, announced the grant today and praised Senator Inouye for securing the funds. Once the planned site of a large development above Sunset Beach, the property remains in open space today after development plans fell through in the face of stiff community opposition and economic changes.

International Judges Join Competition For Fishing Gear that Reduces Wildlife Deaths
October 25, 2004 06:29 PM - World Wildlife Fund, US

Several new distinguished fisheries experts from around the world have joined the panel of judges for the International Smart Gear Competition, an unprecedented coalition of fishermen, scientists and conservation groups looking for fishing gear designs that reduce wildlife deaths.

American Senators on Svalbard
October 25, 2004 06:28 PM - Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO)

"Recently I had the pleasure of guiding a prestigious delegation of American senators who visited Svalbard to learn about climate change in the Arctic. In terms of priority, climate cannot measure up to the war against terror or the economy, but on Svalbard the senators confirmed that climate issues are being taken seriously and that there is increasing domestic pressure to change the course of American climate policy," writes CICERO Director PÃ¥l Prestrud.

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