White Rhino Caught in the Cross Hairs at CITES
October 7, 2004 04:35 PM - IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)

The white rhino may again be the target of trophy hunters, pending an imminent decision at the CITES conference to reduce international trade protection for the critically threatened species.

27 Business and Environmental Organizations Send White House Funding Recommendations For Fiscal Year 2006 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs, Urge Doubling of Budget over the Next Five Years
October 7, 2004 10:47 AM - Sustainable Energy Coalition

Twenty-seven of the member groups of the Sustainable Energy Coalition (SEC) today sent officials in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and other federal agencies a detailed set of recommendations for funding energy efficiency and renewable energy programs in Fiscal Year 2006 (FY06).

Old Growth Forest Conserved in Idaho
October 6, 2004 03:03 PM - The Trust For Public Land

The Trust For Public Land (TPL) today announced that more than 23,000 acres of land have been protected and a 107-acre old growth timber grove has been preserved in Idaho's scenic St. Joe River Basin as part of a continuing partnership between TPL, Potlatch Corporation, and the Idaho Department of Lands.

WRI's Green Power Group Wins National Award for Building Corporate Renewable Energy Markets
October 5, 2004 03:57 PM - The World Resources Institute (WRI)

The World Resources Institute (WRI) and its Green Power Market Development Group today received the 2004 National Green Power Pilot Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Center for Resource Solutions.

Learners Go Online to Study Development Issues
October 5, 2004 03:46 PM - Imperial College London

We are currently registering individuals from around the world who are wanting to take courses of study by distance learning, up to Masters' level, in the critically important field of development and sustainability.

Coast Protected
October 5, 2004 03:44 PM - The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land, a national conservation organization, today announced that it has permanently protected another 49 acres along Tenmile Creek on the Oregon coast.

Celebrities Join California Safe Schools Environmental Celebration
October 5, 2004 03:43 PM - California Safe Schools

Carter Jenkins of Nickelodeons "Unfabulous"and Joy Loren of ABC's New series "Desperate Housewives", and internationally celebrated illustrator Michael Bruza, will join California Safe Schools (CSS) www.calisafe.org a national children's environmental health nonprofit, to present Green Flag Awards to four Los Angeles Unified Schools, out of only twelve in the nation, and unveil three new safety messages in the CSS "Kids Get More than Calcium with Milk" Safety Campaign with Driftwood Dairy.

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.

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