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First-Ever National Ranking Shows Most Coastal States Failing to Protect Oceans
May 29, 2013 03:49 PM - Marine Conservation Institute
Seattle WA - Today two leading marine science and conservation organizations, the Marine Conservation Institute and Mission Blue, issued the 1st-ever quantitative, scientifically rigorous national ranking of states’ protection of their ocean waters. SeaStates:How Well Does Your State Protect Your Coastal Waters? shows that most states and territories are failing to safeguard our nation’s marine life, seafood and coasts.
Record number of Jamaican Iguanas released as part of ongoing recovery program.
World's 'most endangered lizard' making remarkable comeback.
Efforts could be futile if charcoal burning continues to destroy iguana’s dry forest habitat.
May 20, 2013 04:04 PM - International Iguana Foundation
FORT WORTH, TX - The International Iguana Foundation (IIF) today announced the release of a record 52 Jamaican Iguanas (Cyclura collei) in April. This brings the total number of iguanas to 226 that have been reintroduced to their native Hellshire Hills since 1996 as part of a recovery program aimed at restoring this species in the remnant dry forests of southern Jamaica.
Arctic Council Calls for HFC Phase Down under Montreal Protocol;
Reaffirms need for fast action to reduce black carbon, methane, and HFCs,
in addition to carbon dioxide
May 16, 2013 12:49 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Washington, D.C. — Arctic Council Ministers from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the Russian Federation, and the United States yesterday called for taking action “as soon as possible” to phase down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol and for reducing black carbon and methane emissions in the Arctic.
Awash in Waste in the Gulf of Honduras
May 13, 2013 12:29 PM - Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide
Cigarettes, plastic bags, food containers, caps, plastic bottles, and more litter the beaches in Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. Inadequate management of waste at the local level poses a regional challenge, according to a new report by the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW).
Super Pollutant Emissions Reduction Act Introduced in Congress
Targets "super" climate pollutants: black carbon, methane, ground-level ozone, and HFC coolants
May 10, 2013 11:14 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Scott Peters (D-Calif.) today introduced the Super Pollutant Emissions Reduction Act of 2013, or SUPER Act, to establish a U.S task force to reduce super climate pollutants under existing authorities. The super pollutants, also know as short-lived climate pollutants because they remain in the atmosphere for only short periods, include black carbon, a primary component of soot, tropospheric ozone, the principle component of urban smog, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), factory-made chemicals used in air conditioning, refrigeration, and insulating foams.
My Wild Kingdom App Wins FWA Mobile of the Day Award
May 6, 2013 12:15 PM - Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
OMAHA, Neb. – Mutual of Omaha’s My Wild Kingdom app has been awarded Mobile of the Day for May 6 by Favourite Website Awards (FWA). The app will be featured for 24 hours on the FWA website at http://www.thefwa.com/mobile.
Webinar focuses on using hard rock mine waste to reduce CO2 emissions
May 6, 2013 09:41 AM - Carbon Management Canada
Carbon Management Canada is hosting a webinar focusing on two carbon sequestration methods that involve waste rock from mines.
United Nations Environment Programme Improves Caribbean Marine Protected Areas
May 1, 2013 02:10 PM - UNEP
Montecristi, Dominican Republic - Senior marine resource professionals from the Bahamas, Belize, Bonaire, Columbia, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Mexico and St. Lucia are gathering to improve marine protected areas (MPAs) across the Wider Caribbean. The weeklong event is launching the first ever Caribbean Marine Protected Area Managers (CaMPAM) ‘Mentor and Peer Exchange Program’ for marine resource managers and scientists working in the region. Organized by the United Nations Caribbean Environment Programme (UNEP-CEP), the effort is financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to develop national networks of effectively managed MPAs across the Caribbean.
Community Environmental Center joins the team constructing micro-unit housing model in Manhattan
April 30, 2013 05:39 PM - Community Environmental Center
Long Island City, NY – Community Environmental Center (CEC), a Queens not-for-profit that brings energy efficiency and green building solutions to New York City’s residential buildings, has joined the team constructing innovative, space-efficient micro-units in Manhattan’s Kips Bay neighborhood, announced Richard Cherry, President of CEC, and Alphonse Lembo, Project Manager of Monadnock, which submitted the winning proposal to New York City and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
China and Montreal Protocol Team Up for Fast Climate Protection
Equivalent of 8 billion tonnes of CO2 will be eliminated in China
Bargain price less than 5 cents a tonne over 17 years
April 26, 2013 09:21 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Washington, DC – The Multilateral Fund of the Montreal Protocol will provide China $385 million over the next 17 years to completely eliminate its industrial production of HCFCs by 2030. HCFCs are industrial gases used in refrigeration, air conditioning, and insulating foams that both warm the climate and destroy the ozone layer.