New Analysis Points To Pollution As The Largest Cause of Death in Low- and Middle-Income Countries; Global Alliance Urges Higher Priority For Comprehensive Approach to Pollution in SDGs.
June 13, 2014 10:59 AM - Global Alliance on Health and Pollution

June 13, 2014, New York, NY-- The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) has released a new analysis of data that points to pollution as the largest factor in disease and death in the developing world, killing more than 8.4 million people each year. But pollution has a low priority in the current draft of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the U.N.'s new plan for development assistance for the next 15 years.

New analysis shows combined sources of pollution top killer, yet SDGs cut from health priorities
June 10, 2014 09:41 AM - GAHP – The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution

New York, NY - GAHP, Global Alliance on Health and Pollution, to release new analysis showing combined sources of pollution are the top cause of death in the developing world, killing more than 10 million per year, yet the draft of the new Sustainable Development Goals on Health downplays the issue.

New economic study shows carbon tax” refunded to households would create jobs
June 9, 2014 12:54 PM - Citizens Climate Lobby

June 9, 2014 – As recent reports on the impact of climate change underscore the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a new study finds that a tax on carbon can reduce those emissions while also adding jobs to the economy.

Why New U.S Power Plant Rules Still Need the Montreal Protocol
June 4, 2014 10:52 AM - National Council for Science and the Environment

NEW YORK, June 4, 2014 -- President Obama’s proposed rules issued this week to reduce climate pollution from existing power plants is a critical strategy in the battle to protect the global climate. When finalized next year, and after the expected legal challenges, the rules will spur the innovation by states and companies needed to go further in the future.

June 2, 2014 10:16 AM - The Scrubba

Scrubba Wash Bag Donates to School in Bangladesh

Conserving our natural and cultural heritage in U.S. grasslands and savannas
May 30, 2014 12:35 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 12 scientific advisors — 17 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.

Blue Ocean Institute Has Changed its Name to The Safina Center at Stony Brook University
May 29, 2014 09:31 AM - The Safina Center at Stony Brook University

STONY BROOK, NY, May 29, 2014 - Blue Ocean Institute, established in 2003 by conservation pioneer Dr. Carl Safina, has changed its name to The Safina Center at Stony Brook University.

China Announces Aggressive Action to Cut HFCs
May 28, 2014 05:14 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Washington, DC, 28 May 2014 - China announced an aggressive target for reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by the equivalent of 0.28 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2015.  The State Council released the HFC target to the public on 26 May 2014.  It appeared on 15 May 2014 in the 2014-2015 Energy Conservation, Emissions Reduction and Low Carbon Development Action Plan.

Campaign Launched to End Slaughter of Dolphins in Peru
May 13, 2014 09:24 AM - Blue Voice

Lima, Peru May 13, 2014 - An international effort to end the brutal slaughter of dolphins in Peru was announced today by a coalition of marine conservation organizations. The campaign is aimed at fishing practices that rely on killing dolphins to use as shark bait.

Fast HFC Phase-Down Could Avoid 200 Billion Tonnes of CO2-eq by 2050
May 12, 2014 11:52 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Fast action under Montreal Protocol can eliminate climate threat from one of the six main greenhouse gases

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