Intergovernmental World Nature Organization (WNO) founded
May 9, 2014 03:42 PM - World Nature Organization

  • Environmental protection: WNO Treaty enters into force
  • WNO as a new permanent negotiation platform for old challenges

Dolphin Defender Award to be Presented to Stefan Austermuhle of Peruvian Marine Conservation Group Mundo Azul
May 8, 2014 05:39 PM - Blue Voice

26 International Conservation Organizations Support the Award and Announce Campaign Against Slaughter of Dolphins in Peru

Global initiative to boost awareness of forest issues through journalism, big data analysis
May 8, 2014 03:38 PM - MONGABAY.ORG

MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA -- Mongabay is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Forest Reporting Network. The program aims to improve land use practices by increasing awareness of and transparency around forest-related issues around the world through high-quality, data-driven reporting.

Lifetime of environmental awareness leads Julie Ann Wrigley to action, investment, philanthropy
May 7, 2014 05:24 PM - The ASU Foundation for A New American University

ASU to honor conservationist with naming of Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Cutting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Central Strategy in Abu Dhabi Climate Ascent
May 6, 2014 09:06 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Washington, DC, 6 May 2014 - The message was clear coming out of the May 4 & 5 Abu Dhabi Ascent in the United Arab Emirates: time is running out to take necessary action to prevent the worst predicted impacts of climate change, but real solutions exist to fight back. Attended by more than 100 ministers, the ascent is part of the U.N. Secretary-General's effort to build momentum for a strong climate treaty by the end of next year, by highlighting concrete mitigation actions, including actions to reduce both carbon dioxide and short lived climate pollutants, including hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), black carbon, and methane.

New National Climate Assessment Cries Out for Fast Climate Mitigation
May 6, 2014 12:34 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Climate Impacts Costing U.S. $100 Billion A Year Fast mitigation essential

Focus Fusion Launches Campaign To Empower the World: Clean Energy For All
May 6, 2014 05:01 AM - The Focus Fusion Society

On May 6th, 2014 the Focus Fusion Society will be launching the largest clean energy campaign to date on the IndieGoGo platform. The crowd funding will be used to assist physics research group Lawrenceville Plasma Physics (LPP) to crack the final science challenge in the way of break-even fusion. Getting more energy out of fusion than is put in is considered the "Holy Grail" of fusion research and it has eluded mainstream government-funded groups for decades. LPP has taken an unconventional approach and their results to date have been leading the field. An independent review conducted by a team including a former head of the US Fusion program, Dr. Robert L. Hirsch, stated that LPP's "... approach to fusion power has considerable merit and that a much higher level of investment is warranted, based on their considerable progress to date."

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Appoints Wildlife Conservation Society Leader as President
April 30, 2014 05:58 PM - Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

(Millbrook, NY) Dr. Joshua R. Ginsberg has been named the next President of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; he will assume the position in September of 2014. Located in New York’s Hudson Valley, the Cary Institute is one of the world’s largest, most influential independent ecological research centers. Areas of expertise include freshwater ecosystems, disease ecology, invasive species, urban ecology, and biogeochemistry.

Navy and EC&R Sign Agreement to Protect Boardman Airspace
April 30, 2014 05:46 PM - Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division

Washington, DC--Officials from the Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy, and E.ON Climate and Renewables (EC&R) Development, LLC (EC&R), signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) April 25, 2014, to avoid adverse impacts on Navy flight training from proposed wind turbines near Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility (NWSTF) Boardman in Oregon.  The agreement ensures the continuation of the critical training mission in the vicinity of NWSTF Boardman and is the second such agreement between the Navy and EC&R.

From Ball Lightning: a new discovery to provide clean energy for homes, buildings and vehicles
April 23, 2014 06:32 PM - Electron Power Systems, Inc.

A new discovery based on ball lightning will lead to clean energy for homes, buildings and vehicles.  During ball lightning experiments Electron Power Systems, Inc. discovered a new, self-stable plasma toroid (or ring) that needs no external magnetic fields for confinement.  All other plasma toroids to date need external magnetic fields to confine them, and the magnetic fields are normally large and costly.

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