Oiled Birds Wash Up on Newfoundland Beaches
December 1, 2004 11:53 AM - International Fund for Animal Welfare

Hundreds of dead and dying oiled birds are washing up on the beaches of Newfoundland, but the oil in their feathers is not from the Terra Nova spill, indicating some ships crews are dumping their bilge oil near the spill to cover up their illegal actions.

Shark Finning is Caused by Longline Fishing
December 1, 2004 11:50 AM - Robert Ovetz, PhD

On a recent trip to Bangkok, I make a visit to the Shark Fin Soup restaurant to take a look look at my first bowl.

Power Companies Fail To Chart Clear Course To Combat Climate Change
December 1, 2004 11:49 AM - WWF-US

Despite their role as the biggest contributors to climate change, a new report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) reveals that the planet's largest power companies are failing to make use of available technologies to address the threat that climate change poses to the environment. Ranking Power, a new WWF report, documents the overall failure of major power sector companies around the world to significantly invest in renewable and efficient energy in order to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Almost two thirds of the companies evaluated received a score of less than one out of a possible ten for their response to global warming, with more than 90% rating below three. Rankings are based on the companies' current use of available technologies to reduce CO2 emissions, as well as clear commitments they have made for future improvements.

UN Report: Shut Down Fisheries to Save Sea Turtles
November 30, 2004 09:32 AM - The Sea Turtle Restoration Project

A new report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has repeated the recommendation of an earlier panel of experts that immediate attention be given to the plight of critically endangered Pacific leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles. Among recommendations to address the threat of extinction of leatherback and loggerheads, the report recommended that fisheries posing the greatest threats should be closed, fishing capacity and effort reduced and financial support be directed towards developing countries to support conservation efforts. The FAO is meeting from 29 November to 2 December in Bangkok, Thailand to consider these recommendations.

WWF Applauds First Global Forum to End Sea Turtle Bycatch Fatalities
November 30, 2004 09:28 AM - WWF-US

As government, fishing industry and conservation leaders meet in Bangkok for the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Technical Consultation on Sea Turtle Conservation and Fisheries, from November 29 to December 2, 2004, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) called on participants today to combine eastern and western Pacific resources to reverse the dramatic decline of the loggerhead turtles and the near-extinction of giant leatherbacks.

Guide Offers Strategies to Careers that Make a Difference
November 30, 2004 09:26 AM - Island Press

How can you make a real difference in the world and make a good living at the same time? The ECO Guide to Careers That Make a Difference: Environmental Work for a Sustainable World (www.islandpress.org/books/detail.html?SKU=1-55963-967-9) provides the answer.

Use of Key Chemical in Treatment of Commodity Crop Exports Spotlighted at International Ozone Layer Conference
November 29, 2004 09:39 AM - UN Environment Programme

An international conference on protecting the ozone layer has ended with Governments agreeing to a global survey of the amounts of a key chemical being used in so-called quarantine and pre-shipment.

WWF, TRAFFIC Applaud New York City Law as First of Its Kind To Crack Down on Illegal Sales of Endangered Species
November 24, 2004 02:56 PM - WWF-US

New York City today became the first municipality in the United States to approve a law making it illegal to buy or sell products containing, or advertised as containing, endangered species.

Support African Sea Turtle Conservation and Win an iPod
November 24, 2004 02:55 PM - SEATURTLE.ORG

SEATURTLE.ORG has announced a new fund raiser to support sea turtle research and conservation in Africa. The goal is to raise $10,000, and one lucky contributor will walk away with a brand new iPod Photo.

Paul Hawken Endorses Eurosif Transparency Guidelines
November 23, 2004 04:21 PM - Natural Capital Institute

In response to the recent release of the European Social Investment Forum's official SRI Transparency Guidelines (www.eurosif.org/transparency-guidelines-retail), Natural Capital Institute’s Director, Paul Hawken, spoke strongly in support of the organization’s initiative, calling it “an important and timely move.”

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