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.”

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.

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