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Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

Argo reaches its goal of 3000 active floats

Argo is a global array of 3,000 free-drifting profiling floats that measures the temperature and salinity of the upper 2000 m of the ocean. This allows, for the first time, continuous monitoring of the temperature, salinity, and velocity of the upper ocean, with all data being relayed and made publicly available within hours after collection.

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Conference: US/EU-Baltic Symposium “Ocean Observations, Ecosystem-Based Management & Forecasting”

We welcome your participation in the third US/EU-Baltic International Symposium (May 27-29, 2008) and encourage personal interaction to promote the exchange of scientific and technical information. Our program will include notable speakers and a cross section of papers from more than 20 countries, including the nine countries that border the Baltic Sea, other EU countries,

Friday, November 30th, 2007

MDIP and MEDAG to merge – Funding commitments made for the future

PR – At a recent meeting held at Defra in London, MEDAG and MDIP sponsors were asked to :   Consider a proposal to merge the activities of the Marine Environmental Data Action Group (MEDAG) and the Marine Data Information Partnership (MDIP) Consider and offer sponsorship funding to support proposals for activities for MEDAG and

Monday, November 26th, 2007

EPA Unveils New Tools to Understand Air Quality

PR — Ever used your computer to "fly" through the mountains, or zoom in on a satellite picture of your house? Now you can use the same technology to learn more about emissions and air quality across the country and where you live.

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Soil research vital for water resources management: Soz

GOVT INDIA – Addressing the Consultative Committee Meeting of the Ministry of Water Resources on the subject “The Role and Functions of Central Soil and Material Research Station (CSMRS)” on Wednesday, Prof. Saifuddin Soz, the Union Minister for Water Resources, said that CSMRS plays a vital role in research in the area of Geo-technical Engineering,

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Tender: Improving the sustainability of ESA operations

The European Space Agency (ESA) has published a call for tenders for a study on sustainability and space activities: improving the sustainability of ESA operations. The first step of this activity will be to produce a standard assessment of the current impact of ESA operations on the environment along the lines of the ISO 14000

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

5th Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe

On the second day of the Fifth Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE), delegates discussed implementing sustainable forest management, using wood as a source of bioenergy and the links between forests and water resource protection. Participants heard statements from MCFPE signatory countries and observer countries and organizations. Signatory States then adopted

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Survey Finds Architects Designing Green to Address Demand for Lower Building Operating Costs

PR— Autodesk, Inc. and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announced the results of the 2007 Autodesk/AIA Green Index, an annual survey that measures how AIA member architects in the United States are practicing sustainable design, as well as their opinions about the green building movement. The index shows that green building has taken

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

UK Report: The 50 things that will save the planet

What are the ideas, products, policies, agreements and techno fixes that could avert environmental disaster for our planet? We asked a group of 25 leading environmentalists to reveal their thoughts on the best of the best. Find out what tops the poll in this exclusive, and sometimes surprising, run-down of planet-saving measures. Read Full Report

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Landscape Architects Release Report on Sustainable Site Characteristics

PR – A report released today will help usher sustainable landscape design into mainstream use. Featuring over 200 recommendations for designing and building sustainable landscapes, the report is part of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, a partnership between the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas

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