UI Research Working Out Methods to Help Officials Map Wildland Fire Hazard
September 28, 2004 10:12 AM - University of Idaho

Local governments and citizens in areas at risk of wildfire stand to benefit from a University of Idaho project to map fire hazard.

UI Wildfire Researchers Study Landscapes Before, During and After Major Fires
September 28, 2004 10:10 AM - University of Idaho

University of Idaho wildfire researchers play an important role in a national effort to better understand how and why major fires affect landscapes.

Oil Prices: A Warning Of Energy Storms On The Horizon
September 28, 2004 10:09 AM - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

With oil prices spiking to almost a record $50 per barrel yesterday, the public has received another reminder of energy challenges confronting the United States. Pump prices for gasoline are again on the rise, heating oil prices are at record levels, and natural gas and electricity prices are poised to increase again. These price increases and the higher energy bills that result will put further pressure on the economy, imperiling the recovery. But individually at least, consumers have the power to protect their budgets from escalating prices by embracing energy-efficient measures and taking cost-cutting actions.

Fun and Fall Color Highlight Upcoming Weekends at Arbor Day Farm
September 28, 2004 10:08 AM - Arbor Day Foundation

Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, NE is alive with activity in the coming months, from a bumper apple crop, to spectacular fall colors, to the many discoveries at the Farm’s Tree Adventure. This year’s activities also include such special offerings as reenactments from pioneer times, art exhibits, and gardening and planting advice.

World's Top Environmentalists Arrive in Beijing For 20th Anniversary of Prestigious UNEP Sasakawa Prize
September 26, 2004 10:15 AM - UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

A dozen laureates of one of the world's most prestigious environmental awards — the United Nations Environment Programme Sasakawa Prize — will share their fears and hopes for our environmental future in Beijing on 27 and 28 September.

San Antonio Water System Partners with Audubon Texas to Open Urban Nature Center, Audubon Center at Mitchell Lake Will Serve San Antonio's Southside Community
September 26, 2004 10:10 AM - National Audubon Society

Mitchell Lake Wildlife Refuge, long a destination for tens of thousands of migratory birds, is now a little friendlier to a different kind of visitor – people.

With Splashes of Colour, Children Urged To Express Their Fears and Hopes for World's Cities
September 26, 2004 10:01 AM - UN Environment Piogramme (UNEP)

The majesty and misery of the world's cities will be at the heart of this year's International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment, sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE) and Bayer AG, a German-based chemical and health-care company. The painting competition, the 14th of its kind, has been held since 1990 and has received over 160,000 entries from children in more than 150 countries.

Climate Strategies of the Oil Companies Shaped by Domestic Climate Policy
September 26, 2004 09:53 AM - Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO)

Over the last ten years, the oil industry has faced significant environmental challenges. A new book focuses on the environmental strategies of the oil companies.

Energy Dept. Delays Cost Consumers Billions In Higher Energy Bills
September 26, 2004 09:39 AM - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Each year's delay in setting three new Department of Energy appliance efficiency standards costs consumers and businesses billions of dollars in higher energy bills, according to a major new study released today. Each year of delay increases annual energy use by 3.3 million megawatt hours of electricity and by 11 billion cubic feet of natural gas -- enough electricity to power about 330,000 typical U.S. homes and natural gas to heat about 170,000 homes.

Government Rule Cutting Wildlife Experts out of Pesticide Reviews Illegal, Says Coalition of Conservation and Fishing Groups
September 24, 2004 10:42 AM - Natural Resources Defense Council

The government's recent decision to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to determine whether a pesticide harms endangered species without consulting with federal wildlife agencies weakens protection for those species and endangers the health of farm workers and the public, according to a lawsuit filed today by a coalition of conservation and fishing groups. The lawsuit was filed today in federal district court in Seattle. "Natural Resources Defense Council"

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