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Mojave Fringe-toed Lizard, Threatened by Off-road Vehicles, Advances Toward Endangered Species Act Protection
In response to an April 2006 petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday that the Amargosa River population of the Mojave fringe-toed lizard, Uma scoparia, warrants consideration for protection as an endangered species under the federal Endangered Species Act. The agency will now begin a one-year status review of the species.
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Conservation Group Files Lawsuit Against Department of Energy Over Southwest Energy Corridor
On behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, the Western Environmental Law Center today filed suit in federal court in the central district of California to challenge the Department of Energy's October 2007 designation of the Southwest National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor - a sweeping, 45-million-acre area that includes seven southern California and three Arizona counties - for failing to analyze the environmental impacts of the corridor.
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Governor Supports Clean Energy for New York: Renewables an Important Part of State of the State Address
The Network for New Energy Choices (NNEC) is delighted about Governor Eliot Spitzer's support of clean energy technologies and policies in his State of the State speech. Specifically, NNEC is pleased with his mention of net metering. The Governor spoke encouragingly about New Yorker's ability to run their meters backwards with clean technologies, like solar and wind. Net metering is the billing arrangement by which customers realize savings from their renewable energy systems, where 1-kWh (kilowatt-hour) generated by the customer has the exact same value (in cents/kWh) as 1-kWh consumed by the customer.
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HYDROPONICS AS GREEN AS IT GETS By Richard Guy
Green Roofs are proliferating around the world. From Sydney to New York and cities in between roofs are going green. Rooftops are growing beautiful flowers and lawns making the world up high a better place to relax and commune with nature. With a green roof you enjoy natural beauty in your urban setting far above the maddening crowd. What could be better? Well I am glad you asked.
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International Fund for Animal Welfare's YouTube Content Surges Past 300,000 Views
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced today that the 89 videos currently included on its YouTube channel reached more than 300,000 viewers since the IFAW profile was created.
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Face It: There is a Solution to Global Warming
According to Architecture 2030, there is a 'silver bullet' solution to global warming and it's time the nation faced up to it. To get its message out, the non-profit research organization will be hosting a nationwide webcast, called Face It, focusing on the solution. In addition, during the webcast, they will unveil two competitions about the solution with $20,000 in prize money.
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Bush Administration Fails to Meet Polar Bear Protection Deadline; Conservation Groups Headed to Court
Responding to the Bush administration's announcement that it will miss Wednesday's deadline to issue a final Endangered Species Act listing determination for the polar bear due to global warming, conservation groups announced their intent to go to court to enforce the deadline.
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Website Empowers Consumers To Live Water-Wise
America's waterscape is changing. Climate shifts and population increases are putting pressure on our fresh water sources, leading to record-setting droughts and unprecedented water shortages. As we look for answers to this daunting problem, a new website called H2O Conserve is coming online to show us the way.
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Face It: There is a Solution to Global Warming
According to Architecture 2030, there is a 'silver bullet' solution to global warming and it's time the nation faced up to it. To get its message out, the non-profit research organization will be hosting a nationwide webcast, called Face It, focusing on the solution. In addition, during the webcast, they will unveil two competitions about the solution with $20,000 in prize money.
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Agricultural Revitalisation Program At Caribbean Beach Resort and Spa Starts
This community service program will start in Early Spring 2008 by building an organic nursery - that does not yet exist in Grenada - to produce seedlings for short crops as well as spice trees. The beneficiaries are - often older - farmers that could not start up their farm because the access is still blocked and/or covered with dead trees and debris, caused by hurricane Ivan in September 2004. The program is a private initiative of the resort.
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