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Article ID: 557466

Does the 21st Century Belong to Asia or Latin America?

Wildlife Conservation Society

In the article “Growing Green,” appearing in the fall issue of the journal, Americas Quarterly, Dr. Steven E. Sanderson, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, says Latin America has a unique opportunity to emerge as a world leader in global conservation and the movement to mitigate global climate change, while pursuing sound and sustainable policies of economic growth.

15-Oct-2009 12:35 PM EDT

Article ID: 557456

Congress Holds Hearing on New Environmental Education Bill

National Wildlife Federation (NWF)

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife today holds a hearing to consider expansion of key environmental education and training programs at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

15-Oct-2009 9:00 AM EDT


Article ID: 557317

Nitrogen Mysteries in Urban Grasslands

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Urban grasslands are an extremely common, but poorly studied ecosystem type. Many receive high rates of fertilizer, creating concerns about nutrient runoff and greenhouse gas emissions. Recent research has been focused on long-term study plots to evaluate multiple ecological variables in different components of the urban landscape.

13-Oct-2009 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 557298

Conservation Targets Too Small to Stop Extinction

University of Adelaide

Conservation biologists are setting their minimum population size targets too low to prevent extinction, according to a new study led by University of Adelaide scientists in Australia.

13-Oct-2009 8:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 557291

Sniffing Out Chemical, Biological Threats

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Research to develop a new method to detect biological and chemical threats may also lead to new approaches for removing pollutants from the environment.

12-Oct-2009 4:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 557243

Int'l Task Force Developing Smart Mgt. Plans for Forage Fish, a Growing Target of Commercial Fishers

Stony Brook Medicine

The Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force will meet from October 12-14 in Portland, ME to continue developing critical management recommendations for small prey fish like sardines, anchovies and menhaden that are caught by commercial fisheries on a massive scale, almost always without consideration of their essential role in oceanic food webs.

9-Oct-2009 4:20 PM EDT

Article ID: 557232

Key New Ingredient in Climate Model Refines Global Predictions

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For the first time, climate scientists from across the country have successfully incorporated the nitrogen cycle into global simulations for climate change, questioning previous assumptions regarding carbon feedback and potentially helping to refine model forecasts about global warming.

9-Oct-2009 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 557228

Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Timely Reminder of Global Opportunity to Confront Climate Change

National Wildlife Federation (NWF)

National Wildlife Federation weighs in on President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize win.

9-Oct-2009 1:55 PM EDT

Pop Culture

Article ID: 557196

Are Common Pills and Plastics Feminizing Fish, Endangering People?

Tulane University

Tulane University symposium gathers international experts on surprising impacts of hormones in the environment.

8-Oct-2009 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 557171

Report Card Names College Sustainability Leaders

University of California San Diego

Years of emphasis on sustainable operations have resulted in an outstanding green “report card” for UC San Diego. Citing such factors as the organic food served in its dining halls and strong student involvement in sustainability initiatives to 56 hybrid and 33 biodiesel vehicles in its fleet, the non-profit Sustainable Endowments Institute listed UC San Diego as one of the nation’s 26 greenest campuses in its 2010 College Sustainability Report Card.

8-Oct-2009 1:35 PM EDT

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