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.”

EERC Awarded $2.3 Million Mercury Research Project
November 23, 2004 09:19 AM - Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC)

The University of North Dakota (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) has been selected to lead a $2.3 million project at TXU Energy's Big Brown Station near Fairfield, Texas, to test promising control technologies for removing mercury from coal-fired power plants burning Texas lignites.

Resources Institute Competition in Mexico
November 23, 2004 09:18 AM - World Resource Institute (WRI)

A company that sells Mexico's first organic chicken, another that restores previously unusable land for aquaculture, a third that helps replenish water supplies, and a fourth that uses sustainable technology in the production of tortillas have been announced as winners of the World Resource Institute's (WRI) New Ventures Investor Forum in Mexico.

Gifts That Get Around
November 22, 2004 11:25 AM - The Green Guide

It's time to unglue the kids (and yourself) from the computer and television and get outside. Whether you prefer the sports of winter or those of summer, consider these great new ways to storm the outdoors without exacting a mighty toll on Mother Nature.

Poison, Protection, and Children
November 22, 2004 11:24 AM - Robina Suwol & Ashley Posner,Esq. - California Safe Schools ( Non-profit)

They call it CHEERS. The "Children’s Environmental Exposure Research Study" is a cooperative agreement between the Environmental Protection Agency and the American Chemical Council. The Chemical Council will provide $2.1 million of the $9 million dollar study—the rest coming from our federal government.

Purchase Would Expand Chicago's Haas Park
November 22, 2004 11:22 AM - The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national non-profit conservation organization, announced today that it is purchasing the unused Worldwide Distributors warehouse on Fullerton Avenue with eyes on turning the property over to the Chicago Park District so the adjacent Haas Park can be expanded.

New Recreation Lands for Torrington, CT
November 22, 2004 11:21 AM - The Trust for Public Land

The City of Torrington has today officially purchased the Machuga property, 36 acres of open space which will be preserved for the enjoyment of the city's residents. The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national non-profit conservation organization, worked with the city to complete the purchase. The site consists of open fields, forested wetlands, and several perennial and intermittent streams that drain into the Still River and surrounding wetlands. The city may designate part of the property as active open space, where playing fields will be developed, while the majority of the property will be used as passive open space for hiking, bird watching, and environmental education. The city purchased the property for $349,000.

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