Canadas insistence that forest and farmland "carbon sinks" play a major role in efforts to reduce greenhouse gases comes under fire in a new report that challenges Ottawa to shift gears before critical international climate negotiations resume next week.
Group C Communications announced today the formation of "Compliance
Connections": a partnership between the organizations that will bring
Environ.coms cutting edge technology to more than 100,000 corporate real
estate, facility management and IT professionals that make up the growing
clients of Group Cs converging media company.
The presence of mold in buildings and its
impact on human health is one of the most pressing environmental issues facing
health professionals and building administrators today. To address this
timely topic, Aerias will bring together the most pre-eminent scientists,
physicians, and attorneys to discuss what is known about mold, its health
effects, and procedures for managing situations when growth is suspected or
found in a building or school.
Grigori Oudovenko, age 39, was
sentenced today to 27 months of federal imprisonment by U.S. District Court Judge
John Gleason, Eastern District of New York, for attempting to smuggle $2.5 million
worth of caviar into the United States, according to Tom Healy, special agent
in charge of law enforcement for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the
WASHINGTON, July 6 -/E-Wire/PRNewswire/-- Japans Minister for
Agriculture and Fisheries, Tsutomu Takebe, is due to arrive in Washington
on Sunday, 8 July 2001, for a three-day visit to promote Japans whaling program.
This announcement comes despite concerns raised by U.S. President George Bush,
on the issue, in his 30 June meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro
Koizumi. The Ministers visit also follows recent U.S. Congressional actions
against Japanese whaling including the introduction of a bipartisan
resolutions in the U.S. House and Senate and sharp criticism of Japanese
whaling by leading conservation groups such as the International Fund for
Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org).
Today, The Fund for Animals issued a
statement questioning the motives of the Bush Administration in entering into
a settlement agreement with snowmobile manufacturers and users regarding
snowmobile use in Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and John D. Rockefeller parks.
BC Hydro and the Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development
have marked their on-going relationship by signing a memorandum of
understanding to continue to work together on leading-edge sustainability
projects. This agreement marks the first partnership between BC Hydro and a
non-governmental organization (NGO).
The nonprofit Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC)
and the Volvo Ocean Adventure (VOA) have formed a partnership to increase
awareness about sea turtles and the marine environment. The year-long
education program, which will coincide with the round-the-world Volvo Ocean
Race, officially begins in September with start of the race.