World's Top Environmentalists Arrive in Beijing For 20th Anniversary of Prestigious UNEP Sasakawa Prize
September 26, 2004 10:15 AM - UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

A dozen laureates of one of the world's most prestigious environmental awards — the United Nations Environment Programme Sasakawa Prize — will share their fears and hopes for our environmental future in Beijing on 27 and 28 September.

San Antonio Water System Partners with Audubon Texas to Open Urban Nature Center, Audubon Center at Mitchell Lake Will Serve San Antonio's Southside Community
September 26, 2004 10:10 AM - National Audubon Society

Mitchell Lake Wildlife Refuge, long a destination for tens of thousands of migratory birds, is now a little friendlier to a different kind of visitor — people.

With Splashes of Colour, Children Urged To Express Their Fears and Hopes for World's Cities
September 26, 2004 10:01 AM - UN Environment Piogramme (UNEP)

The majesty and misery of the world's cities will be at the heart of this year's International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment, sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE) and Bayer AG, a German-based chemical and health-care company. The painting competition, the 14th of its kind, has been held since 1990 and has received over 160,000 entries from children in more than 150 countries.

Climate Strategies of the Oil Companies Shaped by Domestic Climate Policy
September 26, 2004 09:53 AM - Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO)

Over the last ten years, the oil industry has faced significant environmental challenges. A new book focuses on the environmental strategies of the oil companies.

Energy Dept. Delays Cost Consumers Billions In Higher Energy Bills
September 26, 2004 09:39 AM - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Each year's delay in setting three new Department of Energy appliance efficiency standards costs consumers and businesses billions of dollars in higher energy bills, according to a major new study released today. Each year of delay increases annual energy use by 3.3 million megawatt hours of electricity and by 11 billion cubic feet of natural gas -- enough electricity to power about 330,000 typical U.S. homes and natural gas to heat about 170,000 homes.

Government Rule Cutting Wildlife Experts out of Pesticide Reviews Illegal, Says Coalition of Conservation and Fishing Groups
September 24, 2004 10:42 AM - Natural Resources Defense Council

The government's recent decision to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to determine whether a pesticide harms endangered species without consulting with federal wildlife agencies weakens protection for those species and endangers the health of farm workers and the public, according to a lawsuit filed today by a coalition of conservation and fishing groups. The lawsuit was filed today in federal district court in Seattle. "Natural Resources Defense Council"

Tracking "Montserrat" The Marine Turtle By Satellite
September 24, 2004 10:30 AM - Dr. Brendan Godley, University of Exeterin Cornwall

Ground-breaking work to investigate the migratory movements of marine turtles in the UK Overseas Territories began on the Caribbean Emerald Isle of Montserrat this week. Staff from Government of Montserrat (GoM) attached a satellite transmitter to Montserrat, a 150kg green turtle, which will enable her migratory movements to be logged from space and followed live on the internet at Since leaving Montserrat's shores she has already passed through the waters of St. Kitts and Nevis but where will she stop? Attractive colour photos of the attachment and release are available. In addition a map of the route is available for publication.

Research on Ice
September 23, 2004 06:20 PM - Nadine Slimak, Mote Marine Laboratory

Mote Marine Laboratory researchers often travel the globe to far-flung places searching for answers to marine science's most pressing questions. But none of those places is as cold and remote as Barrow, Alaska, where Dr. Dana Wetzel and Dr. John Reynolds are searching for contaminants that might threaten a people's health and traditional way of life.

Wolverine Takes A Road Trip
September 23, 2004 06:11 PM - Wildlife Conservation Society

Scientists from the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) may have referred to the wolverine they were tracking as simply "M304," but "Lance Armstrong" may be more descriptive as the young male embarked on a six-week journey that covered some 550 miles within three western states. The results of the study are published in the latest issue of the journal Northwest Science.

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)
September 23, 2004 06:07 PM - World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)

Teams from the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) are fanning out across the Caribbean, the first step in addressing the overwhelming animal need there following a series of monster hurricanes.

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