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Environment

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Chairman and CEO of Nation’s Largest Wind and Solar Energy Company Calls for Urgent Action

PR – Calling the recent Senate debate over legislation to curb carbon dioxide emissions a “missed opportunity,” the Chairman and CEO of the nation’s largest producer of wind and solar power urged prompt action to address the threat of global climate change in a speech today at the 2008 Florida Summit on Global Climate Change

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

EEA Reports on Progress in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions in 2006

PR – Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union decreased slightly between 2005 and 2006 according to the official inventory report prepared by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Overall emissions within the EU-27 fell by 14 million tonnes (0.3 %) and now stand 7.7 % below 1990 levels. Total emissions in the European Union

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Reports Highlight Environmental Trends and Call for Action on Better Data

PR — The State of the Nation’s Ecosystems 2008 report released today by the Heinz Center provides authoritative documentation of key environmental trends. A companion report calls for bold federal and state action to strengthen and integrate the nation’s environmental monitoring.  The State of the Nation’s Ecosystems 2008 shows that the acreage burned every year

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Call For nputs to UNFF Online Forum on Forests and Biodiversity Conservation – Protected Areas

PR – The UNFF Secretariat is currently hosting a webforum on “Forests and Biodiversity Conservation, including Protected Areas”. You are invited to participate in this online discussion and share your experiences, lessons learnt or any other element useful for a better understanding of this important issue.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Earth Observation Highlighted at UN Biological Diversity Conference

PR – Addressing the global issue of biodiversity loss, participants from all over the world recently gathered in Germany to attend the UN’s Convention of Biological Diversity Conference of Parties. During the conference, data from Earth observation satellites was highlighted as playing a crucial role in the conservation of biological diversity and sustainable development.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

GE, Schlumberger Sign Alliance Agreement to Advance a Total Carbon Solution

PR – GE Energy has signed a carbon sequestration alliance agreement with Schlumberger Carbon Services to accelerate the use of “cleaner coal” technology.

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Arctic Explorer Delivers Unique Snow-depth Data for CryoSat

PR – Following a formidable 106-day trek across the Arctic, which ended with the two Arctic Arc expedition members relying on Envisat images to guide them safely through disintegrating sea-ice, intrepid polar explorer Alain Hubert recently visited ESA to handover a unique set of snow-depth measurements.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

IUCN Red List 2008 for Birds: Climate Change and Continental Drift

PR — Climate change has become firmly established as an accelerant to many of the factors which have put one in eight of the world’s birds at risk of extinction, today’s publication of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Speciesä assessment for birds has found.

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Call for Inputs to UNFF Online Forum

The UNFF Secretariat is currently hosting a webforum on "Reversing the loss of forest cover, preventing forest degradation in all types of forests and combating desertification, including low forest cover countries". You are invited to participate in this online discussion and share your experiences, lessons learnt or any other element useful for a better understanding

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Solar Energy Key to Energy Security and Environmental Issues

PR – The Energy & Power Systems practice at Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce its 2008 Quarterly Analyst Briefing Presentation on the North American solar energy market to be held on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. PDT.

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