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

PLANTING TREES WITH THE FOREST MAN OF INDIA - ECOTOURISM PROJECT
July 10, 2013 01:35 PM - Greener Pastures

Greener Pastures, a sustainable travel company based in Northeast India, has successfully concluded its first responsible tourism project, a fundraiser to assist the forest man of India in planting trees.

Conserving our natural and cultural heritage in U.S. grasslands and savannas
July 8, 2013 03:47 PM - Prairie Biotic Research, Inc.

Prairie Biotic Research, Inc. (PBR) is an all-volunteer, scientific, 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 2000.  We are five board members and 11 scientific advisors — 16 field biologists keenly interested in biodiversity and its conservation, and in assisting others who share our interest in nature to find essential funding for their basic field research. 

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