Promoter or Polluter: Rate Greatest E-Waster
October 19, 2004 11:55 AM - The Computer TakeBack Campaign (CTBC)

On Monday, the Computer TakeBack Campaign (CTBC) released new findings from its latest research that reveal that Sony’s policies could leave Minnesotans with mountains of Sony products to collect and recycle, and cost taxpayers millions of dollars in hidden subsidies. Scrap from obsolete electronics like TVs and computers called e-waste is toxic and is the fastest growing waste stream in the U.S. Sony is one of the companies that are contributing to the ever-growing piles of electronic waste.

Celebrities Join California Safe Schools (Non-Profit) at Environmental Celebration
October 18, 2004 12:57 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, joined California Safe Schools (CSS) a national children’s environmental health non-profit, for an celebration at Aldama Elementary where Green Flag Awards were presented to four Los Angeles Unified Schools, out of only twelve in the nation, and three innovative safety messages in the CSS "Kids Get More than Calcium with Milk" Safety Campaign with Driftwood Dairy were unveiled.

Climate Comedy Caps Tour
October 15, 2004 01:44 PM - Center for Environmental Economic Development (CEED) and Human Nature

Concluding a two-year national tour, "What's Funny About Climate Change" is opening in New York City.

WWF: Big Wins for Conservation at CITES
October 14, 2004 06:41 PM - World Wildlife Fund

This year's meeting of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) has achieved significant results for conservation, with the adoption of better trade controls to protect African elephants, great white sharks and other threatened species.

Thirty Business And Environmental Groups Congratulate Russian President
October 14, 2004 06:31 PM - Sustainable Energy Coalition

In a letter sent today, 30 environmental and sustainable energy business organizations congratulated Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin for his decision to seek approval of the Kyoto Protocol by the Russian Parliament. In a second letter, the groups urged U.S. President George Bush to "follow the example set by President Putin and lead the way for the United States to re-engage the international community" in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions contributing to global climate change.

ICMA Workshop on Improving Water Resources through Collaboration
October 14, 2004 11:03 AM - International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

Local government officials and representatives of community watershed and other nonprofit organizations are invited to attend Collaborative Decision Making for Improved Water Resources, December 6-7, 2004, at the University of New Orleans Downtown Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sponsored by ICMA and made possible through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the workshop will focus on consensus building and collaborative problem-solving techniques.

Women Environmentalists Demand End to Gender Apartheid
October 14, 2004 09:43 AM - UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Unravelling the impact of toxic chemicals on women and girls and pinpointing their role in the environmental recovery of war-torn zones are among the recommendations made today at the close of a landmark UN Environment Programme (UNEP) conference called WAVE.

Global Warming Hits the Front Pages
October 14, 2004 09:42 AM - World Land Trust

Fears over accelerating carbon dioxide (CO2) levels have led to speculation about runaway climate change. Predictions based on Met Office models and research on polar ice caps indicate possible temperature increases as high as 10 deg C over a 50 year period. Within a few years we will know if catastrophic climate change is occurring much sooner than scientists feared.

The Short Path to Oil Independence
October 14, 2004 09:41 AM - Earth Policy Institute

With the price of oil above $50 a barrel, with political instability in the Middle East on the rise, and with little slack in the world oil economy, we need a new energy strategy. Fortunately, the outline of a new strategy is emerging with two new technologies. These technologies—gas-electric hybrid engines and advanced-design wind turbines—offer a way to wean ourselves from imported oil. If over the next decade we convert the U.S. automobile fleet to gas-electric hybrids with the efficiency of today's Toyota Prius, we could cut our gasoline use in half. No change in the number of vehicles, no change in miles driven—just doing it more efficiently.

A Coalition of Labor and Environmental Advocates Endorse Policy Package for a Smarter, Cleaner, Stronger America
October 13, 2004 09:18 AM - Redefining Progress

A coalition of labor and environmental advocates are hailing the findings of a new report that clearly demonstrates how smarter environmental policies can lead to significant job creation. The report “Smarter, Cleaner, Stronger: Secure Jobs, Clean Environment, and Less Foreign Oil” details for the first time on a national and a state-by-state basis, the economic benefits that will result from energy policies that stimulate the development of clean energy technologies.

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