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Atlanta's EARTH University Foundation Gets Anonymous Donation to Fight Chagas Disease
Atlanta-based EARTH University Foundation announced today that it has received $300,000 from a very supportive donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, to fund research over the next two years to find a cure for Chagas disease.
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140 Acres of Farmland and Forest Protected in Pepperell (MA)
The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national nonprofit conservation organization, and Pepperell town officials announced today that the 140-acre Keyes Conservation Project has been successfully concluded. Town Meeting voters approved funding for the project in October, and the sale of the property to the Nashoba Conservation Trust and the town has been finalized.
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Revolution Began with Love and Flowers
When Gerald Prolman fell head-over-heels in love with French Jazz singer Raquel Bitton, he used magnificent floral bouquets to win her heart. He went on to create something entirely unexpected: an eco-floral revolution worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
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The Trust for Public Land and the BLM Complete Protection of Ute Mountain
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today the protection of 600 acres along the southern flank of Ute Mountain. The property is located just south of the 14,000-acre Ute Mountain parcel conserved by TPL and the BLM in 2005. It was the last private parcel within a 42 square mile area in and around Ute Mountain. This acquisition completes the protection of one of New Mexico's most notable landscapes, ensuring the spectacular views and recreational opportunities remain for generations to come. The property will be managed by the BLM for recreation and wildlife habitat.
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Federal Judge Rules Against U.S. Defense Department Airbase in Habitat of Okinawa Dugong
Judge Marilyn Hall Patel Thursday issued a final ruling in Okinawa Dugong v. Gates, N.D.Cal., C-03-4350, finding the Department of Defense in violation of the National Historic Preservation Act and requiring it to consider impacts of a new airbase on the endangered Okinawa dugong to avoid or mitigate harm.
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Author Richard Louv Honored With The 50th Audubon Medal
The National Audubon Society today named author Richard Louv as the 50th recipient of the prestigious Audubon Medal for sounding the alarm about the health and societal costs of children's isolation from the natural world-and for sparking a growing movement to remedy the problem.
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Award-winning Conservationist Sets Record
The winner of the first Indianapolis Prize credits the award with helping him reach some important milestones in his work to save endangered cranes in 2007. Dr. George Archibald, co-founder of the International Crane Foundation (ICF) in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and winner of the inaugural Indianapolis Prize in 2006 for animal conservation, celebrated several extraordinary achievements in 2007, including a record number of whooping cranes that began their first-ever migration last fall. Twenty-seven chicks were released, adding to North America's newly established migrating flock of 59 whooping cranes. In addition, ICF began diverse field programs around the world, made possible in part by the $100,000 Indianapolis Prize award.
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Cars Warm Up, Ships Cool Down
Road traffic is by large the transport sector that contributes the most to global warming. Aviation has the second largest warming effect, while shipping has a net cooling effect on the earth's climate, according to a study published recently.
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Windstone Capital Partners to Speak at the 11th Annual Energy and Environment Conference and Expo
Windstone Capital Partners, Inc., a southwest regional investment bank with offices in Scottsdale, Ariz. and Austin, Texas, today announced that Jay St. Clair, managing director of Windstone, will speak on "Capitalizing Renewable Energy Ventures through Institutional Equity" at the 2008 Energy and Environment Conference and Expo (EUEC). Jay's presentation will be on Monday, Jan. 28 beginning at 2:20pm in the Sonoran II room at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, Ariz.
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Conservation Group Seeks Protection for Pacific Fisher Under California Endangered Species Act
The Center for Biological Diversity filed a scientific petition Wednesday with the California Fish and Game Commission to protect the Pacific fisher as a threatened or endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act. Protection could alter forest management on millions of acres of private forest land across the state.
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