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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Germany: Consultation phase on sustainable development

The German government presented its Strategy for Sustainable Development in 2002. In 2008, it will report on the progress achieved and update the strategy. In her opening address at the annual congress of the German Council for Sustainable Development on 27 November 2007, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on citizens to actively participate by 31

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Nokia joins WWF Climate Savers with key energy initiatives

PR – Nokia has joined the WWF Climate Savers program with a pledge to build on its strong environmental record by improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide emissions across its business. The company is targeting a series of energy savings including halving the stand by energy used by its mobile phone chargers, using green electricity

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Ecological Modelling: A Common-Sense Approach to Theory and Practice

PR – Research and Markets has announced the addition of “Ecological Modelling: A Common-Sense Approach to Theory and Practice” to their offering. “Ecological Modelling: A Common-Sense Approach to Theory and Practice” explores how simulation modelling and its new ecological applications can offer solutions to complex natural resource management problems. This is a practical guide for

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Minnesota’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Building Habitat for Humanity Home in Hibbing; Project

PR – What started Saturday morning as a well managed Tree Farm will soon become dozens of 4’ x 8’ sheets of oriented strand board (OSB), as part of a unique effort by the Minnesota Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Implementation Committee to build a Habitat for Humanity home. Later this year, Hibbing’s Kelly Ritz and

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

US and Canada Sign Agreement to Work Together on Weather and Climate Research

PR — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Environment Canada yesterday signed a cross-border agreement to enhance weather and climate monitoring and research. “With this agreement, NOAA and Environment Canada can broaden our collaboration to enhance health, safety and economic prosperity for our countries and the world,” said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Defra and Infoterra work together on Google’s innovative UK Carbon Footprint Project

PR – Infoterra Ltd. has supplied the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) with core geospatial information, including climate change, carbon emission and waste recycling data, that features in Google’s innovative UK Carbon Footprint Project. Infoterra already hosts all of Defra’s core geographic information and worked with the department to select the right

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Environment is Ranked #1 Issue of 2008 By Transportation and Logistics Executives

PR – The environmental movement has hit the worldwide transportation and logistics sector in a major way, and industry leaders are feeling the pressure to make their operations environmentally “sustainable,” reports The Journal of Commerce in its 16th Annual Review & Outlook, published this month.

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Grant Helps William and Mary Establish Center for Geospatial Analysis

The College’s Environmental Science and Policy program received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The money will be used for the establishment of both a Center for Geospatial Analysis and a postdoctoral program in the interdisciplinary environmental science program. Part of the grant money will be used to staff the Center

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

EPA Reports on Clean Water Infrastructure Needs

PR — A new report from the EPA estimates $202.5 billion is the nationwide capital investment needed to control wastewater pollution for up to a 20-year period. Delivered to Congress this week, the 2004 Clean Watersheds Needs Survey summarizes the results of the agency’s 14th national survey on the needs of publicly owned wastewater treatment

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Winners Announced in National Forestry Competition

PR – Three Canadian graduate forestry students have discovered new insights that could lead to improvements and cost savings in future forest management efforts across Canada. The discoveries of Sarah Weber of the University of British Columbia (UBC), Ian Curran of the University of Alberta (U of A), and Jeanne Moore of the University of

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