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.

Looking for an Alternative Christmas Gift? - The World Land Trust Has the Solution
November 19, 2004 11:00 AM - World Land Trust

If you are looking for an alternative Christmas gift, then why not consider Christmas gifts that benefit charities? The World Land Trust offers an alternative to Christmas gift giving of the traditional kind - an environmentally friendly gift that doesn't cost the Earth - but saves it.

IFAW Welcomes Historic Ban on Hunting with Dogs in UK
November 19, 2004 10:59 AM - The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Animal welfare campaigners are today celebrating a historic victory in the fight to improve animal welfare worldwide after the final vote to ban hunting in the British Parliament. The ban will come into force in February 2005.

Conservationists Launch Consumer Campaign Against Maker of Kleenex and Scott Tissue Products
November 19, 2004 10:58 AM - Natural Resources Defense Council

Calling on the maker of Kleenex and Scott tissue products to stop destroying ancient forests, Greenpeace Canada and NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) today launched an international campaign against Kimberly-Clark for its primary role in destroying Canada's boreal forest. The groups want the company, the world's leading tissue product manufacturer, to use significantly more post-consumer recycled paper or agricultural residues in its products.

FEMA Violates Endangered Species Act
November 19, 2004 10:56 AM - The National Wildlife Federation

A federal judge today found the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) in violation of the Endangered Species Act because it has ignored the impacts of its activities on threatened chinook salmon in Puget Sound. The judge agreed that FEMA’s flood insurance program helps fuel development and floodplain damage in some of the most sensitive and important salmon habitat in the region. The ruling came in response to a lawsuit brought by National Wildlife Federation and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

Russia's Ratification of Kyoto Climate Treaty 'Historic' Says Kofi Annan
November 19, 2004 10:55 AM - UN Environment Programme

In a move underlining the vital links between the environment and global peace, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Andrey Denisov today formally handed over the accession papers on ratification of the Kyoto Protocol to Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Give the Gift of Life to Animals Around the World
November 19, 2004 10:53 AM - IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare)

Designed for animal lovers, last minute shoppers and hard-to-buy-for people alike, IFAW’s gift guide makes it easy to give the gift of helping animals. Gifts of $25 to $500 purchased on behalf of your loved one will directly benefit animals. Choices include: protecting elephants from poachers in Asia and Africa, rehabilitating penguins hurt by oils spills, saving orphaned bear cubs in Russia, protecting Canadian baby seals and aiding the “Doctor Dog” program in China, which uses contact with dogs as a supplement to medical and behavioral care for kids and adults with amazing results.

Coalition Reacts to Wilderness Protection in Lincoln County Bill
November 19, 2004 10:20 AM - The Nevada Wilderness Coalition

The Nevada Wilderness Coalition reacted today to the final passage in the House of the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004, a bipartisan omnibus public lands bill supported by the entire Nevada Congressional delegation. The bill designates 14 new wilderness areas totaling about 768,000 acres of wilderness, while releasing over a quarter of a million acres from interim protection as Wilderness Study Areas.

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