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1,700 Square Miles of Habitat Proposed for Protection for Rare Rockfish in Puget Sound
August 7, 2013 03:20 PM - Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The National Marine Fisheries Service proposed Tuesday to protect 1,700 square miles of habitat in Puget Sound for endangered rockfish. Often brightly colored and capable of living more than 100 years, rockfish have seen their populations badly depleted by decades of overfishing. The government analysis preceding this proposal is the first study to identify important rockfish habitat in Puget Sound.
U.S. Navy Ships Participate in Marine Mammal Studies
August 7, 2013 03:16 PM - Defense Media Activity-Navy
Independent researchers working in coordination with the Navy ships USS Dewey (DDG 105) and USS Cape St. George (CG 71) conducted ground-breaking marine mammal behavioral response studies (BRSs) on the Navy’s Southern California Offshore Range in July.
Volunteers from across the globe help create new great ape reserves
in South West Cameroon
July 29, 2013 08:49 AM - African Conservation Foundation
Volunteers from all over the world are working hand in hand with Cameroonian conservationists to save Cross River gorillas and chimpanzees from extinction. In total six new protected areas will be established to protect vital habitat.
Damage from Methane Release by Arctic Permafrost Could Cost $60 Trillion
World's poorest would bear 80% of costs
July 26, 2013 11:40 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Washington DC – Warming caused by methane released by thawing Arctic permafrost could cost the world more than $60 trillion in damages, according to a new study published yesterday in Nature, nearly equal to the 2012 global GDP of $70 trillion. The study estimates that the release of methane trapped in East Siberian Arctic Shelf over a decade could push global temperatures over the 2°C guardrail, beyond which impact could be come unmanageable, 15 years earlier that the current 2050 date, or as soon as 2035.
Vice President Biden Keeps HFCs at Top of US Geo-Political Agenda During India Visit
July 25, 2013 12:52 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Montreal Protocol HFC amendment presents biggest near-term mitigation opportunity Avoids 0.5°C of warming by end of century
Wildfires Causing Melting in Low-Lying Himalayan Glaciers
Wildfires Responsible for More Warming Than Previously Thought
July 19, 2013 11:52 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Washington DC – A new study by Indian glaciologists suggests black carbon from forest fires may affect the “reflectance” or albedo of glaciers in a manner that reduces their mass balance. The report indicates that the change in reflectance in 2009 was higher than in any other year from 2000 to 2012 and could only be explained by the extensive forest fires that year, the number of which was significantly higher than any other year between 2001 and 2010.
US Strong Launches New Jersey Efforts
Campaign Works for Extreme Weather Relief & Protection
July 18, 2013 02:39 PM - Us Strong
Bradley Beach, NJ - US Strong has launched a New Jersey campaign to generate support for extreme weather relief and protection. The campaign is working to build support for a national “Extreme Weather Relief and Protection Fund”—a dedicated fund that can be accessed by vulnerable communities to prepare for extreme weather, and used for relief from extreme weather disasters.
ELECTED OFFICIALS AND THE NATIONAL GRID FOUNDATION CELEBRATE THE ECOHOUSE AT QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN
July 18, 2013 10:31 AM - Community Environmental Center
Assemblyman Ron Kim, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and NYC Councilman Peter Koo join the National Grid Foundation at Queens Botanical Garden to cheer on the Community Environmental Center's EcoHouse
The US-China Agree to Further Climate Cuts
July 11, 2013 01:22 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
With Presidential Backing, Working Group Gets Fast Start Five new joint climate initiatives, plus efforts to implement HFC agreement
Air Pollution Shorting Lives in China, Europe
July 11, 2013 10:19 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Also causing climate change and damaging crops Prime target for sustainable development, climate protection