New Report Marks Launch of Campaign to Protect Woodland Caribou
October 4, 2004 11:51 AM - Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)

A new report by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) concludes that woodland caribou, a key indicator of a healthy boreal forest, require immediate protection if they are to survive. The report reviews the status of woodland caribou across Canada, and describes a new campaign to protect critical wild areas and to change industrial activities where woodland caribou live.

EERC Project Generating Electricity with Biomass is First of its kind in the U.S.
October 3, 2004 01:57 PM - Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC)

The University of North Dakota (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) has successfully generated electricity from biomass with an exciting, cost- effective gasification technology in a diesel engine. Biomass includes forest residues, wood chips, sawdust, and agricultural by-products.

New Study Says Bush Administration Puts Sea Turtles at Risk Of Extinction
October 1, 2004 11:40 AM - The Sea Turtle Restoration Project

New rules that have reopened US waters to longline fishing for swordfish and tuna have been corrupted by faulty science and political influence, says a new study released today by the Sea Turtle Restoration Project. The report, Techno-Fixing Sea Turtles: How the Bush Administration's Manipulation of Science is Driving the Leatherback Sea Turtle Towards Extinction, documents how an admittedly flawed and incomplete report by government scientists has provided the basis to reopen the hotly contested fisheries which have been closed as a result of recent lawsuits by the Sea Turtle Restoration Project and other conservation groups.

Russian Ministers' Approval of Kyoto Climate Treaty Isolates US Inaction on Global Warming says World Wildlife Fund
October 1, 2004 11:35 AM - World Wildlife Fund US

Russian ministers today approved ratification of the Kyoto Protocol to curb global warming leaving the United States isolated in its continued inaction on the problem, according to World Wildlife Fund.

Protected Status Sought for Black-Footed Albatross
October 1, 2004 11:33 AM - Turtle Island Restoration Network

In an effort to head off the extinction of the black-footed albatross, environmentalists filed a petition with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to list the species under the Endangered Species Act. The recent reopening of the Hawaii-based longline fishery for swordfish will likely result in the drowning deaths of several thousand black-footed albatross each year.

Russian Ministers' Approval of Kyoto Climate Treaty Isolates US Inaction on Global Warming says World Wildlife Fund
October 1, 2004 11:31 AM - World Wildlife Fund US

Russian ministers today approved ratification of the Kyoto Protocol to curb global warming leaving the United States isolated in its continued inaction on the problem, according to World Wildlife Fund.

Statement by Klaus Toepfer, UNEP Executive Director, In Response to News that Russian Government Has Endorsed Kyoto Protocol
October 1, 2004 11:28 AM - UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Klaus Toepfer, UNEP Executive Director, said: "Russian ratification of the Kyoto Protocol is the final step needed to bring this crucial treaty on climate change into force."

Sunflowers to Protect Peaches
September 30, 2004 10:06 AM - University of California, Davis

If University of California Integrated Pest Management Advisor Walt Bentley has his way, sunflowers will offer a ray of hope in the battle against the Oriental fruit moth.

Asian Species at Risk from Global Trade - WWF
September 30, 2004 09:09 AM - World Wildlife Fund US

Overexploitation and uncontrolled trade are ravaging Asia's forests, rivers and seas according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The warning comes ahead of the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) which begins in Bangkok on Saturday It is the first time that the CITES meeting is being held in Southeast Asia and three Asian species -- ramin, a tropical hardwood, humphead wrasse, a giant coral reef fish, and the Irrawaddy dolphin are high on the agenda for discussion.

WRI Report Says Human Activities Threaten Bulk of Caribbean Coral Reefs
September 30, 2004 09:05 AM - World Resources Institute

Nearly two-thirds of coral reefs in the Caribbean are threatened by human activities, according to a new report by scientists at the World Resources Institute (WRI). Additionally, coral reefs are a vital component of coastal defense against the ravages of storms and hurricanes like Frances and Ivan.

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