25 Organizations Urge Senate to Restore Renewable Energy Funding
September 17, 2004 01:23 PM - Sustainable Energy Coalition

In a letter delivered today to the members of the U.S. Senate Appropriation Committee's Subcommittee on Energy & Water, twenty-five member groups of the Sustainable Energy Coalition requested restoration of funding for key renewable energy programs in the U.S. Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2005 budget.

Can Congo's Endangered Species and National Parks Be Protected During Times of War?
September 17, 2004 12:42 PM - UNESCO

The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) has announced that it is renewing its commitment to support the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) efforts to protect biodiversity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Governments Urged to Back Global Inventory of Key Ozone- Damaging Pesticide
September 16, 2004 07:28 PM - UNEP

Countries are today being urged to re-double efforts to assess the quantities of an ozone-damaging chemical being used to kill pests on shipments of rice, maize, nuts and other big commodity export crops.

UNEP and Iraqi Environment Ministry to Assess Key Polluted Sites
September 16, 2004 07:26 PM - UNEP

Environmental "hot spots" in Iraq are to be investigated as part of a long-term plan to clean up the country after well over a decade of instability and conflict, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.

Illegal Ivory Trade on the Rise, Global Analysis Finds
September 16, 2004 07:18 PM - World Wildlife Fund US

Demand in Africa and Asia continues to drive an increase in illegal trade of elephant ivory, an analysis of global seizure records finds.

Wilson College Farm Provides Fresh Produce Using IPM, Alternative Sources of Energy
September 16, 2004 07:16 PM - Pennsylvania IPM Program

Why should someone living in the heart of Pennsylvania's farmland have to buy produce trucked in from California? Thanks to Fulton Farm at Wilson College, many people don't have to.

Humbug Marsh Protection Completed, Trust for Public Land conveys key wildlife property to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
September 16, 2004 07:02 PM - Trust for Public Land

U.S. Congressman John Dingell, the Trust for Public Land, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today the sale of Humbug Marsh, 410 acres of marsh and upland located along the Detroit River.

Public officials and worker health and safety advocates call on state to clean up its occupational health track record
September 16, 2004 06:59 PM - Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition

Experts on worker and community health will be speakers at "Silicon Valley: Protecting Our Workforce," a symposium that will examine how California's Occupational Safety and Health Administration can strengthen its administrative and enforcement policies to protect worker health.

The Rainforest Alliance Unveils Its First Line of Certified Sustainable Chocolate with a Gourmet Tasting in New York
September 15, 2004 07:36 PM - Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance, an international conservation organization that certifies tropical agricultural and other products for environmental and social responsibility, is unveiling the first line of certified chocolate and marking the occasion with a gourmet tasting featuring the work of renowned pastry chefs.

Keynote Speakers Announced for Western Fuels Symposium
September 15, 2004 07:34 PM - EERC

The University of North Dakota's Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) announced today that Mark R. Maddox, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT); and Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) have been invited to speak at the upcoming Western Fuels Symposium - 19th International Conference on Lignite, Brown, and Subbituminous Coals.

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