Penn State Part of International Research Program
November 10, 2004 11:01 AM - Pennsylvania IPM Program

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is one of several partners in an international collaborative research program that is working to reduce agricultural losses from pests and increase farm income while protecting the environment in developing countries.

Report Shows U.S. Companies Moving Forward with Carbon Reductions
November 10, 2004 11:00 AM - GreenBiz.com

According to an independent study, many U.S. corporations are moving ahead with greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction programs in the absence of federal requirements to do so and despite the U.S. staying out of the Kyoto Protocol.

New Scientific Consensus: Arctic is Warming At Unprecedented Rate, Burning Of Fossil Fuels is Culprit
November 10, 2004 10:58 AM - Natural Resources Defense Council

The Arctic is warming rapidly, with the loss of polar ice projected to accelerate global warming as well as contribute to sea level rise and flooding, according to a comprehensive four-year scientific study of the region conducted by an international team of 300 scientists that was officially released today.

Personal Intervention Web Site Offers an Environmental Tool to Reduce Our Addiction to Destructive Technologies and Relationships
November 10, 2004 10:55 AM - Project NatureConnect

A new confrontational web site at Project NatureConnect notes that out of fear or self-loathing, most criminals deny that they are guilty of their crimes. The site says that normally most of us experience the same denial with respect to our abusive trespasses of nature, the natural systems around and within us.

More Tooth Decay in Poor Children; Fluoridation No Help
November 10, 2004 10:48 AM - New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.

Caries experience may be associated with income,” reports the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Low income, not fluoridation deficiency, predicts more cavities is revealed in newly-released statistics posted 10/25/04 on the CDC’s website (1).

Polluters to Face Even Less Resistance from EPA in Second Bush Term; Enforcement Will Shift to States, Citizen Lawsuits, Says NRDC and EIP
November 9, 2004 07:04 PM - Natural Resources Defense Council

The reelection of President George Bush means that polluters will enjoy four more years of lax enforcement of the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to experts from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC). The good news, the groups say, is that at least some state attorneys general and citizen enforcers will step in to tackle the worst cases when the EPA fails to act.

Scientific Assessment Confirms Arctic in Crisis from Global Warming
November 8, 2004 08:11 PM - WWF-US

The scientific findings announced today by the Arctic Climate Impacts Assessment depict an Arctic already in crisis due to human-induced global warming with worldwide ramifications, according to World Wildlife Fund.

Confronting People in Denial: An Environmental Intervention and Psychology Tool to Further Responsible Relationships.
November 8, 2004 08:10 PM - Project NatureConnect

Whole-thinking people recognize that if you take a section out of the side of a ball, you make both the section and the ball dysfunctional. Neither ball nor section will roll with the same perfection of the ball when it was whole. Similarly, although people are part of nature, our society is excessively separated from nature. We live extremely disconnected from the perfection beauty and recuperative powers of that ball of nature we call our planetary home, Earth. On average, we spend over 95 percent of our time indoors. Is it any wonder that we suffer our dysfunctions?

MAP Co-Founder, Pisit Charnsnoh Wins The Rolex Award!
November 5, 2004 09:36 AM - Mangrove Action Project

Herds of dugongs, or sea cows, once grazed extensive seagrass meadows along Thailand's southern coastline. Today the large, shy, slow-moving marine mammals that some people believe to be the fabled mermaids of sailors' tales are rarely seen here - only about 200 frequent the warm waters around the Thai peninsula.

Federal Judge Again Halts Dredging in the Snake River
November 4, 2004 02:23 PM - National Wildlife Federation

In a victory for clean water, salmon, and taxpayers, a federal court today ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the second time in as many years to delay a risky $2.7 million project to dredge the lower Snake River. The court found that significant legal flaws and serious risks of harm to imperiled salmon and steelhead precluded the Corps from dredging during the winter of 2004-05 as planned.

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