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Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Central Basin Launches the First-Ever Blog From a California Water District

PR – Central Basin Municipal Water District has launched what may be the first blog ever offered by a water district, providing first-hand insights into the highly political and ever-changing California water industry.

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Scientists Complete First Ever Global Mapping of Human Effects on Our Ocean

PR — Overfishing, pollution, climate change and other human activities are threatening nearly every area of our ocean, and heavily affecting more than 40% of our ocean according to a study co-authored by Dr Dennis Heinemann, Senior Scientist at Ocean Conservancy. The study is being published today in the journal Science. By overlaying maps of

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

First Datasets for National Biomass and Carbon Dataset Now Available

PR — Scientists at the Woods Hole Research Center working to produce the “National Biomass and Carbon Dataset” for the year 2000 (NBCD2000) are releasing data from nine project mapping zones. All NBCD2000 data products are being made available for download on a zone-by-zone basis and free of charge from the NBCD2000 project website located

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

UNH-NOAA Ocean Mapping Expedition Yields New Insights into Arctic Depths

PR – New Arctic sea floor data released today by the University of New Hampshire and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggests that the foot of the continental slope off Alaska is more than 100 nautical miles farther from the U.S. coast than previously assumed. The data, gathered during a recent mapping expedition to

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Onset Computer Corporation Announces Free White Paper on Green Roof Monitoring

PR – Onset Computer Corporation, the “HOBO®” data logger company, today announced a free, white paper entitled, “Monitoring Green Roof Performance with Weather Stations.”

Friday, February 8th, 2008

California High-Speed Rail Authority to Study Zero Greenhouse Gas Emission

PR – The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board yesterday authorized a study to determine the feasibility of achieving zero greenhouse gas emissions for the power needs of the 700-mile electric high-speed train system. The study, timed to be completed by June of this year, will focus on costs, potential location of facilities and partnerships with

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Banro and CARE International to Partner for Sustainable Community in DR Congo

PR — Banro Corporation is pleased to announce that it has formed a partnership with CARE to promote sustainable development at the communities near its operations in South Kivu and Maniema provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the "DRC"). The partnership will significantly enhance and provide a comprehensive framework for the activities of

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Satellite Data to Deliver ‘State-of-the-Art’ Air Quality Information

PR – The European Environment Agency has finalised an agreement with an ESA-led consortium to provide unparalleled information on air pollution, which contributes to the premature deaths of hundreds of thousands of Europeans annually.   Under the agreement, the European Environment Agency (EEA) will use a service, which combines and processes satellite data with surface

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Worcester’s South High School To Help Focus The Nation On Global Warming Solutions for America

PR — On Thursday, January 31, Worcester schools and colleges will join more than 1,675 colleges, universities, and schools around the country for a climate change “teach-in” event called Focus The Nation. Throughout the day, teachers and local guest speakers at South High School and the Worcester Adult Learning Center as well as faculty at

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Baffin Island Ice Caps Shrink by 50 Percent

RED ORBIT – A new University of Colorado at Boulder study has shown that ice caps on the northern plateau of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic have shrunk by more than 50 percent in the last half century as a result of warming, and are expected to disappear by the middle of the century.

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