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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.

29 Organizations Urge Enactment of Full Set of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Now Stalled in Congress
September 23, 2004 10:09 AM - Sustainable Energy Coalition

In a letter delivered today to the leaders of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives as well as to the key congressional tax and energy policy committees, 29 member groups of the Sustainable Energy Coalition called upon Congress "to enact the FULL SET (emphasis added) of energy efficiency and renewable energy tax incentives that have been pending before the U.S. Congress since at least the beginning of 2003." (Sustainable Energy Coalition)

Conservationists Announce Lawsuit Against WSSC for Contaminating the Anacostia River and Threatening Public Health, Groups Charge Sewer Agency is Violating Federal Law
September 24, 2004 10:18 AM - Natural Resources Defense Council

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is illegally allowing sewers to overflow into Maryland streams and rivers, polluting the Anacostia River and its tributaries and endangering area residents’ health, according to a lawsuit announced today by four conservation groups. One of the 10 largest water utilities in the nation, WSSC serves 1.6 million people in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

Future of Green Building Credit System in Jeopardy, According to Platts Report
September 24, 2004 10:14 AM - Jim Keener, Platts

The long term viability of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system is at risk, according to a recent report by Platts, the energy information division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. The LEED system, created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is designed to accelerate the development and implementation of green building practices.

Boulder Conference Features Free Public Expo
September 24, 2004 10:06 AM - Pippa Sorley, Sustainable Resources

The week-long Sustainable Resources Conference, to be held Sept. 27th through Oct. 5th, 2004 at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will feature a 4-day Expo that is free and open to the general public.

U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy Final Report: Oceans in Trouble
September 24, 2004 09:54 AM - The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy

The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy (USCOP), the federally appointed body charged with reviewing the status of America's oceans and U.S. ocean policy, released its final report today. The report follows on the heels of a similar one released last year by the independent Pew Oceans Commission. Although the makeup of the two commissions was very different, they made similar recommendations and reached a common conclusion: Our oceans are in serious trouble and urgent action is needed to address the myriad problems plaguing them. "The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy (USCOP")

IFAW and lobstermen team up to protect North Atlantic right whales by replacing 3,250 miles of dangerous lobster gear
September 21, 2004 06:19 PM - International Fund for Animal Welfare

The International Fund for Animal Welfare today kicked off a project to make Massachusetts coastal waters some of the most whale-safe in North America. (By IFAW)

Emissions trading: From comprehensive to EU adapted
September 21, 2004 06:11 PM - Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO)

The Norwegian government’s proposed system for emissions trading from 2005 to 2007 will only cover about 10 percent of Norwegian emissions. (By CICERO)

Climate policy follows the money
September 21, 2004 06:08 PM - Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO)

Economically important and influential actors mean more for climate policy choices than do public opinion and pressure from environmental organizations.(By CICERO)

Hatchery snook released in 1999 is all grown up
September 21, 2004 06:04 PM - Mote Marine Laboratory

A snook raised in Mote Marine Laboratory’s Center for Fisheries Enhancement and released when it was about 7 inches long as part of an ongoing restocking study was recently caught again as a 34-inch long snook. (By Mote Marine Laboratory)

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