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Environment

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Govt of Canada Continues to Support Efforts to Mitigate Wildfire Risk

PR – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development on behalf of Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources today announced additional funds of up to $10.8 million from the Mountain Pine Beetle Program for continued efforts to reduce wildfire risk to Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) affected First Nation Communities.

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Astrium wins Chilean Optical Earth Observation System

PR – In the presence of the Chilean Minister of Defence, José Goñi, Astrium signed a contract for the development of the SSOT system (“Sistema satelital para Observación de la Tierra”). SSOT comprises one high resolution Earth observation satellite and associated ground segment, a complete partnering and training programme and the satellite launch planned for early

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Keeping an Eye on the Ozone Layer

PR – Operating well beyond its planned lifetime of two years, Canada’s SCISAT celebrates its fifth birthday today in service to science and Canada. Since its launch in 2003, SCISAT has been operated by the CSA team, which continues to make a significant contribution to the capture and analysis of critical atmospheric data. SCISAT provides

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Transport Remains Main Source of Health-damaging Pollutants

PR – The report shows that road transport remains the single main source of nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs), and the second-most important source of fine particulate emissions (PM10 and PM2.5) in the EU-27. This report contains essential data that helps understand the evolution of air pollutant emissions

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

New Book Explores Sustainable Coastal Management

PR – An ecological approach to managing coastlines and oceans is required to ensure their resources are sustained, according to a book released this week. Ecological Economics of the Oceans and Coasts is edited by Associate Professor Bruce Glavovic, from the School of People, Environment and Planning, and Professor Murray Patterson from the New Zealand

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Action Heats Up for U.S. Geothermal Developers

PR – Vulcan Power Co. has closed on $145 million in financing to develop geothermal energy projects, the latest in a string of deals to produce steam energy in the western United States.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

GIS Project Aimed at Keeping the Blue Ridge Parkway a Scenic Byway

PR — As the Blue Ridge Parkway approaches its 75th anniversary, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is drawing on the GIS (geographic information systems) expertise of students at Warren Wilson College to help it propose a plan to manage secondary road access to the Blue Ridge Parkway over the next 20 years. The proposal

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Linking Sustainability with Climate

PR – The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research will set up an Institute for Climate Research and Sustainability Studies in Potsdam. The aim of this new leading-edge Institution with the name IASS (Institute for Advanced Studies Climate, Earth System and Sustainability Sciences) will be the linking of climate research with the investigation of

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Bonn Biodiversity Mayors Conference Resonates Worldwide

PR – Just a few weeks after the Mayors Conference – Local Action for Biodiversity in Bonn, Germany the impact has already reached Ghana, Africa. The Mayors Conference was held in parallel to the UN Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Besides the success of officially bringing the important role of

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

SNH to Map the Secrets Beneath the Waves of Scotland’s loneliest island reserve

PR – The undersea world surrounding Scotland’s most remote National Nature Reserve (NNR) is about to be explored and charted for the first time next week (beginning 15th July) in a marine survey being conducted by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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