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Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, December 10, 2006 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Eight percent of Fortune 500 taking EPA challenge to double green energy use; Victoria's Secret reaches agreement with environmentalists for printing catalogs; Collections result in record recycling of steel packaging; Chinese government to start buying green; U.S. companies lead list of tech pioneers; Column: Profits from idle cars?; SAP Ecosystem Comes Together to Drive Collaboration and Innovation Across Mill Products Industry; UPM Mill Announces Investment in Renewable Energy Power Plant
Whats New with the US Forest Service International Programs? by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Our feature story highlights the majestic monarch butterflies. Learn about efforts by the US Forest Service to help ensure the long-term survival of this species. This past week, the Forest Service and its partners met in Mission, Texas, to focus on needs of monarch conservation across North America, look at ways to increase collaboration through public-private partnership and develop a draft conservation plan.
RILNET Reduced Impact Logging Information Exchange by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
In early 1999, a group of high-level officials from nine countries of the Asia-Pacific region traveled through the tropical rainforests of Sabah, East Malaysia, to learn about the practical issues surrounding the application of reduced impact logging (RIL) techniques in forest harvesting operations. Spending long days in the forest environment they gained first hand experience on issues such as pre-harvest planning, directional felling and other important components that make up RIL. The tour provided an excellent opportunity for the participants to gain insights into RIL, to share experiences with sustainable forest management in their respective countries, and to discuss the road ahead for further improvements. As an awareness-raising activity, the study tour was a success. However, the discussions during the trip indicated that far more needs to be done to encourage wider adoption of RIL.
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin ISSUE 10: DECEMBER 2006 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 22, 2013 02:06 PM
LOCAL ACTION - GLOBAL ASPIRATIONS: COULD COMMUNITY CONSERVATION CONTRIBUTE MORE TO INTERNATIONAL BIODIVERSITY AND POVERTY REDUCTION GOALS? International targets have been set for both biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction, and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) emphasises the positive links between these two goals. But there is also a dilemma: while biodiversity conservation is essential for maintaining the ecosystem services on which human well-being depends over the long term, in the short term the costs of conservation can clash with the day-to-day livelihood needs of poor people in developing countries. Nordic countries have made significant investment in community-based natural resource management over the last 20 years. Given this the Norwegian Ministry of Environment recently commissioned a review to examine the extent to which this approach might resolve the trade off between biodiversity conservation and livelihood needs and also contribute to both sets of international targets by generating benefits for poor people and for biodiversity.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, December 17, 2006 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Dell completes implementation of global free recycling; China vows anew to curb wasteful investment; Climate change catching voter attention around world; Brazil expands protected forest areas; Driving sustainable forestry in Russia; Potlatch plans to sell 120,000 acres in Northern Idaho; Study shows airline industry could save thousands of dollars by recycling; Canadian Forest Products Industry Responds to Statement by ForestEthics and Limited Brands; Environmentalists forge agreement with Chilean companies to protect world’s oldest tree species and most endangered fox
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 86 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Agriculture: World Bank loan to ensure Uruguay’s free of Foot & Mouth Disease; Latin America Finds the Green In Organic; Brazilian Gene Bank Becomes World's Seventh Largest; Health: Anti-Pneumonia Vaccine Is Promoted in Latin America; Mapuche Pharmaceutical Line Goes International; Harvard Initiates Biomedical Research Partnership in Argentina; Brazil Identifies Genes of Bacteria Used For TB Vaccine; Water Issues: Ramsar Leader Lauds Chile’s Wetlands Initiative; Forests: Brazil: Indians with Green Seal in Hand; Wildlife: Brazilian Police Halt Sale of Turtle, Spiders on Internet; Venezuela: Saving the Walnut Tree; Fishing & Marine Conservation: Global Warming Harms Chile’s Salmon Industry; Colombia: January Shrimp Ban; Protected Areas: Potential Sister Parks - Yosemite and Torres Del Paine; Brazil Creates 7 New Protected Areas in Eastern Amazon Rain Forest; Science & Technology: Uruguay Launches Latin America’s First Pasteur Institute; Brazilian Firms Rush for Innovation Research Funds; Climate Change: Brazil Invests US$37 Million to Fight Global Warming; Brazil Ranks Second In the Number of Programs Aimed On Emission Reduction; Energy: Brazil, U.S. To Foster Ethanol As Alternative Fuel; Engineered Yeast Improves Ethanol Production; Amazon Dam Project Draws Heated Opposition in Brazil; Europe Eyes Brazil’s Ethanol; Chile: Hydroelectric Plans Advance in the South; Chile’s Energy Commission Defends Southern Hydroelectric Projects; Uruguay: The Internet as a Tool to Foment Energy Efficiency; Argentina Invests 1.6 Billion In Two Power Plants; General: OAS Sustainable Development Summit in Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Argentina Approves US$1.5 Billion Pascua Lama Mining Project; Airport Divides Government and Mapuches
Nature International Weekly Journal of Science custom publication by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Custom Publication Improved Diagnostic Technologies for the Developing World NPG and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are proud to present this custom publication which presents findings of the Global Health Diagnostics Forum, in partnership with the RAND Corporation, to determine global health diagnostics needs.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, January 14, 2007 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Dell lauches ‘plant a tree for me’ campaign; Top five socially responsible investing news stories of 2006; Corporate culture key to EPA voluntary compliance effort -- report; Supply chain responsibility: The unsustainable presses; Green groups say loans betray banks’ promises; Do carbon offsets live up to their promise?; 'Worldwide implications' to EU electro/chemical waste restriction; Finding the green in building renovation; Schwarzenegger orders cuts in emissions; How richest fuel global warming—but poorest suffer most from it; EU, Indonesia target illegal logging pact; McDonald’s UK Puts Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee on the Menu
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, January 7, 2007 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
How business saw the light; Related Story: Wal-Mart makes further ‘green’ plans; Norway, UK try to tackle planes’ greenhouse gases; Deal ends long-standing timber war; Honda says fuel-cell cars can be mass-produced by 2018; U.S. moves to protect polar bears; Timber firms challenged to ‘green up’; For eco-entrepreneurs in China, no simple way to grow a business; Green compost recycling takes shape in Ottawa
Tropical forests under siege: Yokohama body by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Wednesday, July 26, 2006, The Japan Times
Curbing Greenhouse Gases Will Require New Implementation and Monitoring Strategies by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
New Articles Available on Kyoto Implementation Mechanisms Ruth Greenspan Bell, resident scholar at Resources for the Future, is the author of a cover article in the current issue of Foreign Affairs, entitled "What to Do About Climate Change." She contends that the "flexible mechanisms" that the Kyoto Protocol relies on are likely to fail, particularly in developing countries. Such trading schemes, she says, have never been successfully deployed on a national level in most countries whose effective participation would be necessary for success. Bell was interviewed on this topic on E&E TV, and she also is the author of related articles published in Environmental Forum and Issues in Science and Technology. Full text of the Foreign Affairs article, the video of her interview, and related articles can be found on Weathervane at: www.weathervane.rff.org/solutions_and_actions/International/What_to_Do_About_Climate_Change.cfm
Boletin USAID/MIRA diciembre 2006 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
USAID Honduras Boletin Mensual. Capacidad exportadora hacia Los Estados Unidos es fortalecida; USAID/MIRA realizo Monitoreo de respuesta ante emergencia por frente frio en la costa norte
ESP News Volume 12, January 2007 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Please find the Volume 12 of ESP News , a monthly e-newsletter produced and distributed by USAID's Environmental Services Program (ESP). This newsletter provides information on ESP program activities as well as other news regarding environmental management issues in Indonesia. What’s new in this volume is as follow: 1. “..3-5 thon u keu, pasii Babah Ngom ceudah lagoina.” 2. LESTARI: Healthy Places, Prosperous People 3. The Way to Clean and Green in Yogyakarta 4. Water Access for the Poor: New Connections through Micro Credit Scheme in Surabaya 5. Jampedas: 7,000 trees for 20 hectares of critical land in Cianjur. 6. Access for Clean Water for Healthier Students in Doulu
Study says methane a new climate threat by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer
WWF World Bank Alliance publishes Forest Certification Assessment Guide by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
WWF World Bank Alliance publishes Forest Certification Assessment Guide
Amazon Basin - GEF transboundary water conference by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Workshop Discusses Regional View of the Amazon Basin AUG. 10, 2006
CFA News August 24, 2006 Vol 2 No 2 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
In This Issue • News from the CFA! • Payment for Environmental Services: Some Thoughts! • Financial Corner: Doing Well by Doing Good: Interest in Socially Responsible Investing Rises • Links of Interest • Promoting Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) and Sustainable Financing for Rural Conservation and Development • For Laughs
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 88 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Agriculture: World Bank Close To Approving Amazon Beef, Other Projects; Record Biotech Plantings in 2006; Colombia: Irrigation District on Its Way; Outbreak of Brucellosis in Southern Chile; Forests: Brazil Gambles on Monitoring of Amazon Loggers; Amazon rainforest relies on African dust; Wildlife: Chile Draws Up Endangered Species List; Brazil: New Law against Biopiracy; EU to Ban Imports of Wild Birds; Chile: Promoting Endangered Huemul Deer; Brazil: Plants with Economic Potential; Fishing & Marine Conservation: Argentine hake biomass again down to critical levels; Chile: Step Forward for Blue Whale Protection; Brazil Hosts the First South American Fishers Forum; Argentine anchovy fishery may damage South Atlantic ecosystem; Climate Change: Crunch year for planet Earth; Multimillion Dollar Effort to Study Polar Ice Thaw; Chile: Climate-Change Cyclist Travels 13,097 Miles to Santiago; Pollution: Firewood Source of Santiago, Chile Contamination; Cell Phones Getting Greener; Energy: Brazil Infrastructure Plan Doesn't Include Nuclear Plant; Peru President Garcia Touts Maple Gas Ethanol Project; Argentina: A Boost for Renewable Energies; General: Vast Pipelines in Amazon Face Challenges over Protecting Rights and Rivers; Brazil: Indigenous Groups Surviving in the Amazon; Uruguay: Film Explodes "Myths" About Pulp Mill; Does the Environment Need a New Global Agency?; In Peru, a Move to Get Farmers to Trade in Fish Rather Than Coca; Update on Avian Influenza: Bird Flu Will Challenge to U.S. Health System, Expert Predicts
ESP News Volume 10, 2006 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Featured articles Paring: Toward a Clean, Green and Healthy Environment in Surabaya, Work in Alliance to Protect Nature, Improving Seulawah Ecosystem: Doing it the right way, Conservation Villages Protect 20 National Parks in Indonesia Conservation of Deli River through Empowerment of Community Economy
ESP News, Vol. 6, 2006 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
ESP News, Vol. 6, 2006, a monthly e-newsletter produced and distributed by USAID's Environmental Services Program (ESP). The newsletter provides information on ESP program activities as well as other news regarding environmental management issues in Indonesia. Featured articles in this volume are: · Watershed Management TOT & Farmer Field School in Padang · Conservation of Tangsi Sub-Watershed in Magelang · Sanitation Clinic Reopening in Meulaboh · Hand Washing Campaign thru Script Writing Contest in Surabaya · Community Based Nursery and Lageun River Rehabilitation in Sawang · MoU Signing for Collaborative Management of Kawasan Suaka Margasatwa Langkat Timur Laut · Media relations workshop and MMC in West Java · Comparative Study on Waste Management to West Java
Boletin USAID/MIRA Noviembre 2006 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
USAID/Honduras. Estudios sobre flora y fauna fueron presentados en universidad autonoma; Comunidades de tela aprenden a desinfectar el agua wue consumen;
Boletín USAID/MIRA agosto 2006 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Boletín Mensual. ESTUDIOS SOBRE ESPECIES Y MATERIAL DIVULGATIVO FUERON PRESENTADOS;SIMULACRO DE INUNDACION EN SANTA ANA DEYUSGUARE; ISLAS DE LA BAHIA CUENTA CON GUIAS NATURALISTAS
Boletín USAID/MIRA julio 2006 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
USAID/Honduras boletin mensual. Acuerdan crear comites de ciencias ambientales en ocho universidades; Capacitan a actores claves sobre uso y manejo adecuado del agua; $47 Mil en herramientasy equipos para emergencias fueron entregados a municipalidades en Atlandtida; Investigaciones cientificas, sobre plantas, realizadas en pico bonito y cayos de utila
Custom Publication Improved Diagnostic Technologies for the Developing World by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Improved Diagnostic Technologies for the Developing World
South America Environment, Science & Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 87 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Agriculture; Transgenic Cotton Ploughs Its Way through Brazilian Congress; Health: Chile: Too Much Lead in Portezuelo; Developing Nations Eligible for European Funding; Revolutionary New Aids Drug Tested In Chile; Plan Promotes Traditional Medicine in Andean Countries; Water Issues: Water Crisis is Big Test for Peru's President; Forests: Two Timber Firms Pretending To Be 'Green,' Groups Allege; Are Brazil Nuts Really Sustainable?; Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest Bill is Approved; Wildlife: Galapagos: Where Eradication and Conservation Meet; Colombian Security Gains Aid Field Research; Venezuela: Birds Blamed for Arrival of West Nile Virus; Fishing & Marine Conservation; Recife Shark Attacks Part of a Broader Problem?; Trout Aquaculture Booming in Peru; Protected Areas: Paraguay has new Protected Wetland Area; Science & Technology: Survey Shows Dire State of Colombian R&D; Climate Change: Arlington Takes On Global Warming; U.S. Wants Polar Bears Listed As Threatened; Energy: U.S. Oil Firm Signs Contract for Ethanol Plant in Peru; In the Global Energy Rush, Nuclear Gets a Resurgence; Controversial Chile Dam Project Inches Ahead; Argentina Announces 2.3-Billion-Dollar Fuel Refinery Project; Brazil to Test Hybrid Fuel-Cell and Battery-Powered Buses; U.S. Environmental Group Opposes Aisen Project in Chil; General: Sustainable Enterprise in Brazil; New Coca Spat Leaves Colombia Flying Solo; Binational Barrick Mine Wins Key Approval; Critics of Nuclear Accord Win a Round in Argentina
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin ISSUE 11: JANUARY 2007 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
BIODIVERSITY AND DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION: NORWAY SETS A NEW STANDARD The Norwegian government is seeking to establish Norway as a leader in integrating environmental issues into development cooperation. Following up on a recent government white paper Fighting Poverty Together, and taking into account the findings of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has produced the Norwegian Action Plan for Environment in Development Cooperation. An earlier issue of BioSoc noted the real constraints faced by donor agencies in terms of their ability to push an agenda on partner countries. The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, to which European donors are committed, emphasises the importance of developing countries setting their own priorities rather than being driven by their donors. Norway fully supports this principle but also recognises that, as parties to a range of multilateral environmental agreements, donor countries have an obligation to support developing countries to meet their commitments under those agreements. This is the entry point for the Action Plan.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, February 4, 2007 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Intel says chips will run faster, using less power; Paper giants plan to merge operations; Wal-Mart takes aim at nonrenewable fuel; Waking up and catching up; Analysis: US consumers, companies finally feeling green; Finance guru to take on environmental, climate issues; Goldman Sachs expects big returns from going green; Report says humans causing global warming; Indonesia says rich countries should pay for forest preservation; Once a dream fuel, palm oil may be an eco-nightmare; Bank of America Expands Hybrid Vehicle Program Nationally; PEFC Certified Wood Recommended by German Procurement Policy
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, February 11, 2007 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
China scooping up recycled newsprint; Safeway joins fight against greenhouse gas emissions; Forest firms easily beat Kyoto targets; Biodiversity goes to market; Longview Fibre accepts offer of investment giant; Canadians want newspapers printed on environmentally friendly paper; Deforestation main challenge for UNEP; Neenah Paper to buy Fox River Paper; Canadian Convention Achieves Zero Waste; UPM Tops Sustainability Report Card; Dell Receives Prominent Environmental Leadership Award
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 89 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Agriculture: Mercosur Helps Bolivia Combat FMD Outbreaks; Brazil Maps Out Agricultural Sprawl in the Amazon; Brazil: Unlocking a Bacterial Genome; Health: Dengue Alert Issued In South America; Water Issues: Pantanal in South America declared “Threatened Lake of the Year 2007”; Clean Water - Hold the Salt - in Brazil's Northeast; Judge Rejects Legal Challenges to Huge Brazilian Water Project; Forests: Guyana: Major Deficiencies Uncovered In Barama Forest Management; Chile: Native Forest Law to Be Replaced In Congress; Wildlife: Peru: Andes Field Trip Reveals New Species of Climbing Rodent; Dolphin/Whale Tourism and Conservation Conference February 27-28 in Lima; Bogotá Airport Expansion Causes Wetland Concerns; Wildlife Sanctuary in Chile Said To Remain Damaged By Mill; Protected Areas: Bogotá Plans Vast Park for Andean Slopes; Science & Technology: Latin America 'Ripe For Regional Collaboration'; Waste Management & Pollution: Venezuela: CFC Production Falls; Chile’s Best Surfing Waves to Be Trashed by Waste-Water Sludge, Claim Protesters; Brazil: Recycled Debris for Public Works; Argentina: Renewed Campaign against Garbage Burning; Authority Created to Lead Riachuelo Cleanup; Energy: Chile’s Biofuel Committee Announces Recommendations; Brazilian Company Signs Contract with Boeing, NASA to Develop Alternative Aircraft Fuel; IDB Fund Creates Clean Energy Markets Cluster; Comment Period Begins for Planned Chilean Dam; Madeira Dams Now Top Brazilian Hydro Priority; Biofuels Truck Makes Splash in Peru; General: Colombia, Ecuador Try to Close Rift Over Spraying; NGOs Support Amazon Invasion, Brazilian Daily Reports; Brazil: Government Officials Expect Rapid Approval of Environmental Bill; Peru: Informal Mining in Madre de Dios Circulates US$ 800 to 900 Million; Update on Avian Influenza; Latin American Preparedness for Avian & Pandemic Influenza; Peru and Regional Efforts; Barring Bird Flu in Brazil, Chicken Companies Eye Record Trade;
Boletín USAID-MIRA FEBRERO 2007 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
USAID Honduras. Proyecto manejo integrado de recursos ambientles USAID/MIRA. Boletin Mensual. Secretaria de Educacion revisa guias para desarrollar educacion ambienta partir del curriculum nacional basico
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 90 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Edition #90. Also attached is a calendar of up-coming ESTH events across the Western Hemisphere. The information contained was gathered from news sources from across the region, and the views expressed below do not necessarily reflect those of the Regional Environmental HUB Office or of our constituent posts. Addressees interested in sharing any ESTH-related events of USG interest are welcome to do so. Agriculture: Zero tillage Brazil's Own Green Revolution. Health: Dengue Sparks Paraguay Emergency; Argentine Researchers Seek U.S. Partners. Water Issues: Chile’s Glacier Protection Law Receives Pressure From Mining Companies. Forests: Brazil Gold Rush Tears Up a Patch of the Amazon; Ethanol in the Rainforest Global Commodities and Highway Transforming the Face of the Southwest Amazon. Biodiversity: Argentina Sport Hunting a Boost for Puma Trafficking; Peru Proposes International 'Genetic Passports'. Fishing & Marine Conservation: Argentina When One Ocean Is Not Enough. Science & Technology: Brazil, U.S. Sign Joint S&T Cooperation Document; Brazil to Invest $5 Billion in Biotech Research. Pollution: Argentina to Study Effects of Spill in Antarctica; Argentine Protests Target Sugar-Mill Waste; Chile Celco’s Valdivia Plant Faces Further Sanctions. Climate Change: Brazil Ministry Calls for National Plan to Confront Global Warming; Brazilian Chamber of Deputies Discusses Climate Change; Climate Change Forces Chile’s Forestry Industry South; Chile’s Government Acknowledges Climate Change; Peru May Lose Glaciers by 2015. Energy: Chile Could Have Geothermal Energy by 2010; Brazil Energy for Amazon's Frontiers; Peru Opens Door Wide to Amazon Drilling Projects; Chilean Residents Worry about Damming Quake Prone Zone; Brazil: Nuts for Energy. General: Brazil Bishops Rap Government on Damage in Amazon; Brazil’s Environment Minister Wins U.N. Honor at Critical Juncture; Mega-Pipeline Plan Draws Green Worries, Skepticism; New U.S. Law Would Enlist Fungi in War on Coca Crops; Venezuela Alarm Sounded on Rat Migration; Eco-Tourism Hope for Ecuador Tribes; Venezuela Fire Destroys Plain; Mill Dispute Costs Uruguay More Than $800 Million.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, January 28, 2007 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
HP expects to surpass recycling goal of 1 billion pounds; From competition to cooperation: Companies collaborate on social and environmental issue; Ottawa vows $30 million to protect Great Bear Rainforest; Innovest names the 100 most sustainable companies in the world; The greener side of business; Timber industry focuses on biomass projects; Report warns of obstacles to sustainable biofuels sector; Canada worried by plunging caribou population; Saving Ethiopia’s forest, and its cutters; Neenah Paper Announces New Environmental Platform
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, January 21, 2007 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Metafore Editorial Editor's Note: The following is a commentary by Metafore President and CEO David Ford; A coalition for firm limit on emissions; Beyond the green corporation; New program launched to cut paper use; Sustainable supermarkets: An emissions trading scheme for tomatoes?; Malaysia, European Commission start talks to certify timber; Weyerhaeuser-Domtar deal gets Canadian antitrust OK; Catalyst board accepts two resignations, search for successors underway; Neenah Paper’s Recycling Program Featured on History Channel; Procter & Gamble Professional Launches Green Website; Barama’s FSC certificate suspended
Osa Pointe Project Update by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Osa Pointe Project Update
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 91 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Edition # 91. Agriculture: Brazil Uses Agriculture to Fight Poverty in Africa; Seminar on Responsible Soy Production in Berlin; Colombia Approves GM Corn. Health: IDB Donates US$900,000 to Combat Chagas. Forests: Paraguay Extends Forest Conversion Law; Peru Lowers Mahogany Export Quota; Brazil: Officials Arrested for Illegal Amazon Logging; Disease in Latin America. Wildlife: Brazil to Introduce New Biopiracy Legislation; Chile’s Melting Ice Caps Draw New Species to Antarctic; Frogs Fading into Silence; Science & Technology: Government of Colombia to Double S&T Investments; Brazil to Enter Satellite Launching Market with Ukraine's Help; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Venezuela: Biodegradable Plastic on Its Way; Brazil: Banana’s Useful Fibers. Climate Change: Bolivia at Risk. Energy: Ethanol Is Not A Threat To The Amazon, says Brazilian President; Mean, Green, Vegetable-Oil Machine Arrives In Santiago, Chile; Venezuela, Cuba Ethanol Production Agreement; Argentina Replacing Refrigerators for Energy Efficiency; Chile Announces Plans to Research Nuclear Energy; Chile Launches Energy Saving Initiative; General: Argentina: Small Towns on the 'Endangered' List; Argentina, Venezuela Boost Energy/Farm Cooperation; Environmental Health Conference Highlights Potential for Diplomatic Engagement; First Amazon Basin Conservation Initiative Partners Meeting; Update on Avian Influenza; Brazil Produces Cheaper and More Potent Avian Flu Vaccine.
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 92 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Feb 05, 2013 03:09 AM
Agriculture: Brazil shuts down Cargill's Amazon port; Colombia: Farm Bill Criticized As Land Grab and Anti-Green; Brazil Soy Industry Prepares For Biodiesel War with Argentina; Brazil's Lula Allows Genetically Modified Imports. Water Issues: Controversial Brazil River Plan Allowed; Chile: Lack of Water Threatens Nature Reserve in Region I; WWF accuses Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay of degradation in the Plata Basin. Latin America: Greater Effort Needed Against Desertification. Forests: Brazil's New Forestry Law Draws Praise; Argentina Considers Year-Long Logging Ban; Brazil: Use the Internet to Protect Forests Wildlife: “Guaranteed Hunts” in Argentina Drawing Fire. Protected Areas: Chile: Ice Fields Could Become Biggest Natural Heritage Site. Science & Technology: Brazil Will Use Advanced System of Remote Surveillance. Pollution: Brazil’s Petrobras to Appeal Huge Oil-Spill Award. Climate Change: Bolivia: El Niño Has Bigger Bite with Climate Change. Bolivia: Reaping the Rewards of the Clean Development Mechanism. Energy: Venezuela’s Chávez Pledges “Energy Revolution”; Brazilian Catholic Church Joins Critics of Ethanol Fuel Boom; Uruguay Seeks to Change the Image of Atomic Energy; Argentina to Produce Biodiesel from Algae; Brazil Biofuel Update, March 2007. General: Ecuador: Environmentalists Optimistic About Correa; Study Urges Regional Approach to Development; Brazil Needs Foreign Money to Preserve the Amazon; Details of Al Gore’s Upcoming Trip to Chile Revealed; New Environment Ministry for Chile
SCIENTISTS DEVELOP ECOLOGICAL EARLY WARNING DEVICE: Scientist's work studies global climate change at plant tissue level by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
NEWS RELEASE LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY A DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY - NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION LABORATORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SCIENTISTS DEVELOP ECOLOGICAL EARLY WARNING DEVICE Scientist's work studies global climate change at plant tissue level LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, April 9, 2007
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin ISSUE 13: MARCH 2007 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin ISSUE 12: FEBRUARY 2007 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin ISSUE 12: FEBRUARY 2007
Genome Analysis Linking Recent European and African Influenza (H5N1) Viruses by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
EID Journal Home > Volume 13, Number 5–May 2007: To better understand the ecology and epidemiology of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in its transcontinental spread, we sequenced and analyzed the complete genomes of 36 recent influenza A (H5N1) viruses collected from birds in Europe, northern Africa, and southeastern Asia. These sequences, among the first complete genomes of influenza (H5N1) viruses outside Asia, clearly depict the lineages now infecting wild and domestic birds in Europe and Africa and show the relationships among these isolates and other strains affecting both birds and humans. The isolates fall into 3 distinct lineages, 1 of which contains all known non-Asian isolates. This new Euro-African lineage, which was the cause of several recent (2006) fatal human infections in Egypt and Iraq, has been introduced at least 3 times into the European-African region and has split into 3 distinct, independently evolving sublineages. One isolate provides evidence that 2 of these sublineages have recently reassorted.
USAID Observes National Volunteer Week with Community Service, Presidential Award by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
April 24, 2007, WASHINGTON, D.C. - Employees at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) observed National Volunteer Week - April 15-21 - by preparing and distributing food for the needy, providing pro bono legal work and engaging in many other kinds of volunteer activities. In addition, James Hester, an environmental policy specialist with USAID, received President George W. Bush's highest award for a lifetime of volunteer service during the agency's annual awards ceremony April 16.
Earth Portal Launch by NCSE — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is pleased to announce the formal launch of the Earth Portal
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, April 29, 2007 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
The deadline approaches: Metafore's Innovation Awards; Time Inc., UPM to study logging effects on Acadian forest; IBM and Nature Conservancy Team Up To Save Major Rivers; Ten Lessons for Corporations Working with Activists; California backs lowering formaldehyde in wood; First step to sustainability; NYC pledges 1 million new trees by 2017; Expert: Paper recycling lags in U.S.; Mergers changing face of forest industry; E.U.: Green Fuel Targets Will Damage Environment; WWF-Canada and Domtar Announce Ambitious Agreement For Forest Conservation; Neenah Paper Joins Sustainability Panel at CRO Conference May 10 in NYC
Responsible Travel Report The Sustainable Tourism e-Newsletter: Vol. 5, No. 4 April 2007 by Sustainable Travel International — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
A Message from STI; Climate Corner: Carbon Neutral Travel; Carbon Scuba Diving Calculator; New Credit Card Works to Reduce Climate Change and Increase Support of Green Businesses; Leading Hotels of the World Addresses Global Warming with STI; Leading Peruvian Tourism Company Becomes Carbon Neutral; Helping Indigenous Peoples Benefit From Philanthropy; ATTA Unveils Benchmark 2006 Adventure Travel Practices and Trends Report; Green Tip: Greener Putting Greens Are we for or against a greener golf game? Conferences and Continuing Education
eTurboNews Group: weekly summary 21-27 April 2007 by eTurboNews Group — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Weekly summary of eTurboNews, eTN TravelWireNews, eTN Travel-Telegram, eTN Travelpress
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, May 6, 2007 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
PepsiCo takes top spot in global warming battle; Interest in renewable energy on the rise; Madagascan Tropical Forests Return Due to Better Management, Well-defined Ownership; US-Based Index Allows Bets on Global Warming Fight; Merger fever hits forest sector; Funding for forest research; Climate scientist angry over ‘mischaracterization’; The Great Pall of China; Foster's, Scientists Team Up To Generate Clean Energy from Beer-Making; Indonesia Deforestation Fastest in World – Greenpeace; The cost of coal on the environment; Green Practices Good for the Earth and the Bottom Line; International Agreement To Protect World’s Forests; America's Forests in State of Renewal and Re-Growth, but Challenges Remain, Landmark Report Finds; USDA Proposes Standards Board for U.S. Environmental Markets
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, May 29, 2007 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
In Focus Catalyzing business action that conserves, protects, and restores the world's forests. News: Staples Adds Computer Take-Back to Recycling Program; HP and WWF Take On Climate Change; U.S.-China Meeting Yields Some Advances; Dell Creates Eco-Friendly Multipack Program; Credit Suisse and SFM launch USD 200m carbon-backed forestry finance facility; Green before green was cool; UPS Adds 50 New Hybrids to its Green Fleet; Endangered species protected in Ontario with tough new law. Press Releases: Stora Enso Adds SFI and PEFC Chain-of-Custody Mill Certifications; International Paper and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Receive Sustainability Award
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin ISSUE 15: May 2007 by PCLG — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, BIODIVERSITY AND THE GEF: LEARNING FROM PAST MISTAKES? A number of studies have highlighted the negative impacts of Global Environment Facility (GEF) projects - particularly those associated with protected areas - on indigenous people. This includes studies conducted by the GEF itself - the GEF Monitoring and Evaluation Office recently conducted an analysis of the extent to which local benefits are generated within GEF biodiversity projects. The study found that the links between local and global benefits were often overlooked, misunderstood or inappropriately addressed but noted that its analysis focused on old projects (up to 2000) while newer projects were much more sensitive to local socio-economic priorities.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, June 3, 2007 by metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
News: Lego and IKEA Most-Respected Companies Worldwide, Study Finds; GE reports $12B in environmental revenues; Plywood makers: pass tougher trade laws; IT Going Green: Forces pulling in different directions; Editorial: Most private owners show little interest in timber harvests; Schools going green to save on electric bills, teach students; Peruvian Mahogany Logged Illegally, Report Says; U.S. tropical timber imports fall by half in 2006; Junk mail: who needs it?
U.S. Uses Landsat Satellite Data to Fight Hunger, Poverty by Zibb News — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Washington, DC, Apr 13, 2007 (United States Department of State/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- Over the 35 years that U.S. Landsat Earth-observation satellites have collected images of the planet from space, scientists around the world have put the data to work in a range of applications, from agriculture and land-use planning to ecological forecasting and disaster management...
South America Environment, Science & Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 95 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Health: Thailand and Brazil Look To Co-Operate On Healthcare; Aerial Spraying of Herbicide 'Damages DNA. Water Issues: Paraguayan Aquifer Wounded and Contaminated. Forests: Brazil Busts Illegal Logging Ring In Amazon Reserve; Venezuelan Reforestation Effort Takes Root; Ecuador Seeks Aid Not to Exploit Amazon Oil Brazil: Indians Want Pay for Forest Care; Peru's Rainforest: Oil and Gas Run Through It; Peruvian Fights for ‘Uncontacted’ Indian Groups. Wildlife: Colombia: New Hummingbird Species Needs Immediate Protection. Fishing & Marine Conservation: More Concern in Chile about Salmon Farms’ Chemical Use; Chile: Controversial Salmon Farm Denied Permission to Expand Protected Areas; Yosemite and Torres del Paine Twinning Agreement. Science & Technology: Brazil and India Set Up Work Team for Space Program; Chile to Be Regional Headquarters of Latin America’s First Scientific Network Brazil and China Will Donate Satellite Images to African Countries; Uruguay Receives US$26 Million to Promote Innovation; Latin America to Increase Research & Development Funds. Urban Waste & Pollution: Chile: Santiago Faces Worst Smog Levels In Eight Years; Chile: Transantiago Continues To Bedevil Bachelet Administration; Closing Landfills Far Easier Than Opening Them for Buenos Aires. Climate Change: Climate Change-Brazil: Once and Future Environmental Leader? Energy Brazil Environment Minister Attacks Nuclear Option; Will Colombia’s Biofuel Push Spur Deforestation? Brazil and Senegal Sign Biofuel Agreement; Chile’s Energy Designs Point to Patagonia; Argentina Confronts Biofuels Craze. General Argentina Inaugurates Office Dedicated To Prosecuting Environmental Crimes; Millennium Development Goals 'beyond Brazil's reach; Bachelet Appoints Chile’s First Environment Minister; Venezuela: Plains Vistas in the Caracas Subway; In Bolivia, Some Specifics on Green Policy; Argentina: Mining Project Plays Role in Governor’s fall.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, June 17, 2007 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
News: Rolling Stone goes green with B.C. paper; Related News: Rolling Stone Opts For Carbon Neutral Paper, Not Recycled; Companies Have 'Unique Leverage' to Help Environment; Study Says Canada ’s Lumber industry makes money; Impacts of Industrial Logging in Central Africa Studied; Slowpokes win the race to cut emissions; Greenpeace hails B&Q China for hardwood curbs; China struggles to choke off illegal wood trade; Mexico murder shows grim face of illegal logging. Press Releases: The Rainforest Alliance Joins with Bolivia-base Wood Product Manufacturer ForestWorld; Bank of America and Redwood Forest Foundation Announce Nation's First Private Capital Forest Acquisition by Nonprofit
Boletin USAID/MIRA MAYO 2007 by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
EN CHOLUTECA MOROCELI, USAID/MIRA REALIZO SIMULACROS PARA EVALUAR LAS CAPACIDADES LOCALES ANTE EMERGENCIAS; USAID/MIRA BRINDA APOYO A LA SERNA PARA UNA POLITICA HIDRICA NACIONAL; ESPECIALISTAS DEL PROYECTO USAID/MIRA IMPARTEN CONFERENCIAS EN ESNACIFOR Y UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AGRICOLA
Response to the recent media coverage concerning tuberculosis (TB) in Nepal elephants by ProMED — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
We (Elephant Care International) are supporting an elephant veterinary fellowship. This will be a dedicated position designed to assist the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation [Nepal] to address this complicated issue on a long-term basis. The position will be based at the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science in Nepal. The position will begin July 2007 and we hope that this spurt of articles will not jeopardize this effort and collaboration.
South America Environment, Science & Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 96 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Agriculture: Brazilian Agro-Power Heats Up. Health: Chile Opens First Public Stem Cell Bank. Water Issues: Amazon the World’s Longest River, Claim Brazilian Scientists. Forests: Google to Harness Satellite Power for an Amazon Tribe; Peru: Harmonizing USG Cooperation in Forestry Sector; Brazilwood Gets Global Protection; Green Gold: How a Brazilian Forest of Rubber Trees Is Bouncing Back. Wildlife: Chile Researchers Help Repopulate Llamas in Patagonia; Suriname: Psychedelic Purple versus the Luster of Gold. Science & Technology: Venezuela Invigorates Gambian Science; Brazil is out of ISS Project; Foreigners have more patents than Nationals in Colombia; Venezuelan R&D Investment Increases Fivefold. Pollution: Pollution Crisis: Santiago's Air Worst of Last Eight Years; Chile: Toxic Runoff Devastates Region VII River. Climate Change: World Bank Targets Forest Preservation-Climate Link; Amazon State Adopts Brazil's First Global Warming Law. Energy: Brazil to Assist Paraguay in Exporting Biofuels; Colombia and Cuba Sign Energy Cooperation Agreement; Chile's Search for a Diversified Energy Matrix; The Madeira Complex: International Banks to Fund Deforestation and Displacement. General: Guyana: Payment for Ecosystem Services Is Golden Opportunity, Seminar Told; Brazil Bars USAID-Sponsored Project under Alleged Suspicion of NGO Actions in the Amazon; Partnerships from Five Nations Receive 2007 Seed Awards for Innovation in Local Sustainable Development; Brazil Federal Prosecutors Ask State to Suspend Alcoa's Bauxite Mining License.
Nature's Benefits in Kenya: An Atlas of Ecosystems and Human Well-Being by Michael Colby — last modified Feb 05, 2013 03:11 AM
Synopsis: This report provides a new approach to integrating spatial data on poverty and ecosystems in Kenya. It is endorsed by five Permanent Secretaries in Kenya and with a Foreword by Wangari Maathai (recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize).
Funnel the Money: Allocating Resources to Reduce Poverty by Michael Colby — last modified Feb 05, 2013 03:12 AM
Poverty in Africa has remained stubbornly high. Between 1990 and 2002, the proportion of Africans living on less than $1 a day has only declined by 2 percentage points to 44% - and due to population growth the absolute number increased. While Africa's citizens are faced by many challenges, Africa does have the natural and human resources necessary to build wealth and overcome poverty. However, well designed and carefully executed economic development strategies are requisite for Africa's economies to grow and for poverty to retreat.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, June 11, 2007 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
News: Coca-cola in water-saving pledge; Cellulosic ethanol: the savior of the North American forestry Industry? EPA lauds International Paper, DuPont, Lockheed plants; Top Green Leaders named by UK firm; International Paper’s CEO looks abroad to lift sales; Russia okays IP's $1.3B joint venture; Paper Stocks Flat As Others Rise; Cedar, rosewood fails to win protection at U.N. talks; Saving Trees Is Music to Guitar Makers’ Ears; Climate change and environment top issues for Canadians; “Dirty” Oil sands targeted by top U.S. environmental group; All goods may be labelled with 'carbon footprint'. Press Release: Neil Kelly Cabinets Meets 2009 California Air Quality Regulations Now With 'No-Added Formaldehyde' Panels, Binders, Glues
Press Statement From Dr. Kent Hill, Assistant Administrator for Global Health: Comments on WHO Tuberculosis Global Response Plan by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
For press inquiries, please contact the USAID Press Office Transmitted by the USAID Public Information, Production and Online Services group.
NEWS RELEASE: Connections Between Poverty and Ecosystems Mapped in New Kenya Atlas by World Resources Institute — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Nature's Benefits in Kenya: An Atlas of Ecosystems and Human Well-Being. (2007 - 164 pages) This report provides a new approach to integrating spatial data on poverty and ecosystems in Kenya. It is endorsed by five Permanent Secretaries in Kenya and with a Foreword by Wangari Maathai (recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize). WRI; Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya; Central Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Planning and National Development, ! Kenya; International Livestock Research Institute.
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 97 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Agriculture: Argentina to Harvest 100 Million tons of Grains in 2008, Social Problems Follow Forests: Guyana Timber Company Harvesting Legally Outside Its Concession; Rapid Deforestation Poses Warming Threat; Rainforest Politics Strides onto the Boardwalk; Civil Resistance Aimed at Saving Colombian Jungle Wildlife; Leading Amazon Biologist Imprisoned In Brazil Fishing & Marine Conservation: South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization; Fishing Venture in Ecuador Wins UN Prize; Aquaculture Company to Phase Out Chile Lake Farms Protected Areas: Galapagos Put on UN Danger List Science & Technology: Scientific Cooperation between Peru and Paraguay; US$ 19 Million for Innovation Projects in Chile Pollution & Waste Management: Air Pollution in Lima Worsening; Argentina: Pulp Mill Waste Used for Roads; Brazil: Floating House Made of Garbage; Complaints in Argentina about Fuel-Oil Use Climate Change: Clean Development Inequities, a Perspective from Guyana; Climate Change a Concern for Andean Presidents Energy: Chile: Biofuel Plant Proposed for Desert Cultivation; Work to Resume On Brazil Reactor; Developing Nations Embrace Renewable Energy; Japanese Biofuel Project in Brazil Creates 50,000 Direct Jobs; Chile Launches Energy-Efficiency Campaign General: Congressmen Seek Pascua Lama Review Because Of Glacier Damage; Brazil: Industrialists Ask for Reform of Environmental Laws; Lake Disappears Suddenly In Chile; Argentina: US$ 6.6 Million for Sustainable Development; Update on Avian Influenza; Chilean TV Documentary Highlights U.S. AI Preparedness, International Cooperation
Boletin USAID/MIRA JUNIO 2007 by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
HONDURAS. PROYECTO MANEJO INTEGRADO DE RECURSOS AMBIENTALES. USAID/MIRA BOLETÍN MENSUAL USAID PRESENTA PROYECTO “APOYO A LA REPÚBLICA DE HONDURAS PARA EL CUMPLIMIENTO AMBIENTAL EN EL DR-CAFTA (USAID/MIRA-CAFTA)”; ESTUDIANTES DE LA COMUNIDAD LAS DELICIAS PARTICIPAN EN JORNADA SOBRE EL USO RACIONAL DE LOS RECURSOS NATURALES
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin ISSUE 17: JULY 2007 by PCLG — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Research highlights on biodiversity and society, poverty and conservation RED ALERT? REDUCING EMISSIONS FROM DEFORESTATION MAY IMPACT NEGATIVELY ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES. Land use change - particularly that associated with deforestation - is responsible for a significant portion of global carbon emissions. Although preventing deforestation was not considered as an eligible means of reducing carbon emissions under the first phase of the Kyoto Protocol (2008-2012), "avoided deforestation" has recently become a hot issue in ongoing policy debates about climate change. Proponents of "reduced emissions from deforestation" (RED) schemes want incentives for forest conservation to be included within the second phase of the Kyoto Protocol (post-2012). ...
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 98 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Health: Abbott Laboratories and Brazil Reach Agreement on Cost of AIDS Drug. Forests: Uruguay Attracts Expanding Chilean Forestry Companies; Small Communities Key To Preserving World's Remaining Forests, Report Says; Guyana Considering Modern Sawmill Proposal. Fishing & Marine Conservation: Brazil Fishermen Caught Killing Dolphins. Protected Areas: Oil Plan Casts Shadow on Bolivia Park. Science & Technology: Colombia: New Center of Excellence in Genomics. Pollution: Mercury Threat from Mining Seen In Guyana; Argentine Ombudsman Joins Oilfield Lawsuit. Climate Change: Guyana Gets Climate Change Grant; Lake Disappearance in Chile Linked to Global Warming Guyana: Climate Change Affecting Sea Turtle Nesting Habits. Energy: Chile: Matte Creates Fund for Renewable Energy; Brazil to Revive Nuclear Project; Chile Focuses on Long-Term Energy Strategy; Colombia: President Inaugurates First Biodiesel Plant; Issues 20 Percent Blending Mandate; Brazil Gives Preliminary OK to Amazon Dams Criticized by Environmentalists; Ecuador: Biofuel Efforts Attract Organized Opposition; Brazil to Certify Sustainable Production of Ethanol; Brazil To Ban Sugarcane Crops In The Amazon. General: Green Safeguards Bolstered in Three Trade Deals; Nazca Lines Affected by ‘Informal’ Gold Mining; Colombia, Ecuador launch Regional Fundacion Natura. Update on Avian Influenza: SOUTHCOM Preparedness Workshop for Central and South America
USAID Provides Assistance to the Government of Nepal Following Monsoon Flooding by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2007 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing assistance to the Government of Nepal following monsoon rains that have caused flooding and landslides...
USAID Mission Director to Democratic Republic of Congo Sworn In by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2007 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) swore in Stephen Haykin as its new Mission Director to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Acting USAID Deputy Administrator James Kunder presided over the ceremony and administered the oath of office....
USAID Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean Sworn In by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 31, 2007 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - Paul Bonicelli took the oath of office today as the new U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Acting USAID Administrator Henrietta Fore presided over the ceremony and administered the oath....
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin ISSUE 16: June 2007 by PCLG — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Research highlights on biodiversity and society, poverty and conservation. COUNTERING CRITICISM: CONSERVATION ORGANISATIONS' RESPONSES TO DISPLACEMENT FROM PROTECTED AREAS Conservation has recently come under fire in the academic and popular press for its impacts on local people - in particular those associated with their displacement from protected areas. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), an international conservation NGO, convened a meeting last year to bring together its field and policy staff with representatives of other conservation organisations and social scientists to try to better understand when, and to what extent, protected areas have negative impacts on local people and what policies or other responses conservation organisations could or should adopt to address such impacts....
USAID Donation Helps Strengthen Global Humanitarian Response by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2007 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced it will make a nearly $4.6 million dollar donation to the United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Humanitarian Assistance Cluster Appeals. ...
USAID to Help North Koreans Affected by Floods by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2007 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Acting Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development Henrietta Fore today authorized $100,000 in United States government humanitarian aid to help respond to the severe destructive impact of recent floods in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). Two U.S. non-governmental organizations, Mercy Corps and Samaritan's Purse, will each receive $50,000 to provide blankets, shelter materials, water containers and other supplies to those in need. ...
USAID Assists Peru After Devastating Earthquake by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2007 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it will provide an initial $100,000 as a result of U.S. Ambassador P. Michael McKinley's disaster declaration today due to the effects of an earthquake off the coast of Peru. Funds will go towards the local purchase and transport of emergency relief supplies to those affected. In addition, USAID has also deployed a five-member emergency team....
Aleteo: Boletín Fundación ProAves No. 35 - Julio/July 2007 by ProAves — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Aleteo es un boletín virtual de carácter libre, elaborado por la Fundación ProAves. Aleteo is an e-bulletin produced by Fundación ProAves.
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin ISSUE 18: August 2007 by PCLG — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Research highlights on biodiversity and society, poverty and conservation. ECOSYSTEM SERVICE AND HUMAN WELL-BEING - WHERE DOES BIODIVERSITY FIT IN? The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), published in 2005, was instrumental in raising awareness about the nature and state of different ecosystem services and their contributions to human well-being. The MA conceptual framework shows biodiversity underpinning the provision of ecosystem services, but what do we really know about this linkage and the subsequent implications for poor people? A new report by the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre sets out to unravel the current state of knowledge on the links between biodiversity and ecosystem services in order to help shape development policy in this field....
Pro-Med: One World, One Health symposium by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Subject: One World, One Health symposium Date: 2-4 Oct 2007 Location: Brasilia, Brazil Venue: Kubitschek Plaza Hotel Healthy ecosystems, livestock, and human livelihoods: an innovative public-private partnership
Boletin USAID/MIRA JULIO 2007 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Honduras. COMITE INTERINSTITUCIONAL DE CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES BUSCA FORTALECR EL ABORDAJE DEL TEMA AMBIENTAL EN LA EDUCACION SUPERIOR DE HONDURAS.; PROYECTO USAID/MIRA Y CURLA DESARROLLAN CAPACITACION SOBRE RIEGO POR GOTEO Y SISTEMAS AGROFORESTALES
Boletin USAID/MIRA Agosto 2007 by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
HONDURAS. COMITE INTERINSTITUCIONAL DE CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES DESARROLLO SEMINARIO TALLER SOBRE COGESTION AMBIENTAL APLICADO A CUENCAS; SERNA Y USAID/MIRA TRABAJAN EN REGLAMENTOS AMIENTALES PARA QUE HONDURAS CUMPLA COMPROMISOS DEL DR-CAFTA
USAID Remembers September 11 by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
From Jim Kunder, Acting Deputy Administrator. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2007 WASHINGTON, D.C. When terrorist planes struck on Sept. 11, 2001, they attacked a nation at peace and at work. Among the nearly 3,000 people killed that day were an estimated 500 foreign nationals and dual citizens from over 90 countries. This was not simply an attack on the United States but an attack on the civilized world. That morning we became a nation under siege and at war. Each of us will carry its horrific images forever....
BBOP Learning Network Newsletter Volume 2 Issue 2: September 2007 by Forest Trends — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
The Business and Biodiversity Offset Program (BBOP) Learning Network Newsletter. TABLE OF CONTENTS Meetings: Conservation Finance Meeting (July 2007) Mexico Offsets Methodology Training Workshop (June 2007) and Policy Workshop (Feb 2007) BBOP Learning Network and Program Meetings in Bainbridge (June 2007) Offsets Theme Forum and Training Session at the International Association of Impact Assessment (May 2007) Biodiversity Offsets for the Minerals and Energy Industries (March 2007) Assessing Ecosystems for Business (March 2007) Recent News: Patrick Maguire joins the BBOP Secretariat WWF and IIED join the BBOP Advisory Committee Recent Publications: Gibbons & Lindenmayer: “Offsets for land clearing: No net loss or the tail wagging the dog?” Position Paper on Environmental Offsetting WRI et al: Developing a Corporate Ecosystem Services Review
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, September 16, 2007 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
News: Companies to be recognized for outstanding climate change actions; Conservationists team up with Toyota to save Philippine rain forests; Forest nations press for carbon credits to help cut greenhouse gas; 2007 Sustainable Business Awards; Leave only footprints: Measuring and managing corporate carbon emissions; Computers' elusive eco factor; Trade group launches eco-tool for envelope manufacturers; China's forest products trade up 35.3 percent in first half of year; Canadian sawmills need to compete in global market, report says; China urged to join effort to defend Amazon from soy; Forest Service chief: Use trees to power cars; Help us make In Focus an even better newsletter for you, our readers. Press Release: Tembec to Receive Prestigious FSC Winds of Change Award
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 99 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Agriculture: Embrapa and BASF create first Brazilian genetically modified soybean variety; Peru City Bans GM to Protect Native Potatoes. Forests: Brazil Launches Inquiry into Illegal Logging Claims; Chile's: Senate Passes Native Forest Law; Chile’s Forestry Sector Set to Expand Internationally Peru-Brazil: Tribes Flee 'Red Gold' Rush; Timber Stolen From Indigenous Land in Brazil Receives Certification from Smartwood-FSC; Brazil: Steel and Eucalyptus Heat Up Eastern Amazon. Fishing & Marine Conservation: Chile: Highly Contagious Fish Virus Detected In Chiloé. Protected Areas: In the Amazon: Conservation or Colonialism? Science & Technology: Venezuela: Shell Allocates USD2.6 Million for Science. Waste Management & Pollution: Guyana: World Wildlife Fund Sounds Mercury Warning; Chile’s Conama Wants New Study on River Polluted by Celco Paraguay: Hospitals - Generating Health or Pollution? Energy: Brazil Works on Biofuel Environmental Certification; Guyana Can Be Bio-Fuel Pioneer, says IDB President; Ethanol Sugarcane Threatens Brazil's Wooded Savanna; Brazilian Amazon Produces Sugar Cane For Ethanol. General: Guyana Signs Millennium Challenge Corporation Grant to Support Fiscal Reforms; Peru: Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Receives Donation from World Bank.
Aleteo: Boletín Fundación ProAves No. 36 - Agosto/August 2007 by ProAves — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Aleteo es un boletín virtual de carácter libre, elaborado por la Fundación ProAves. Aleteo is an e-bulletin produced by Fundación ProAves. Festival de Aves Migratorias en los Andes. Migratory Bird Festival in the Andes. Campaña “Entrega tu cauchera”. Slingshot amnesty campaign success. Éxito en VI Curso de Técnicas de Monitoreo. Success in VI Course on Bird Monitoring Techniques. Silvopasture systems helping Yellow-eared Parrot. Parque Nacional Natural Los Churumbelos: un gran logro para la conservación. New Serranía de los Churumbelos National Park - a breakthrough for conservation .
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, September 23, 2007 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
News: GE's environment push hits business realities; Amazon farmers grow grain and save the forest; Many Fortune 1000 companies not prepared for climate risks; Paper policy has its critics; Where in the world is corporate responsibility?; Tully's wants to be greener than Starbucks; Malaysia to step up laws on illegal logging; MeadWestvaco sells 385,000 acres, looks to overseas growth; Survey predicts boost in timber investment; Suit blaming automakers over gases is dismissed; Quebec forestry company won't meet Greenpeace demands to end blockade; Pinched by dollar, Tembec halts sales. Press Release: Tackling Global Warming...One Card at a Time
USAID Provides Flood Assistance to Burkina Faso by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 28, 2007 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), on behalf of the American people, announced it will provide an initial $50,000 to Burkina Faso due to the effects of flooding. The funds will be used for the provision of vouchers that will allow flood-affected people to purchase food and emergency relief supplies in local markets...
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin ISSUE 19: September 2007 by PCLG — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
As a follow up to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), the World Resources Institute together with the International Livestock Research Institute and the Kenya Government have published an innovative new atlas of Kenya. Nature's Benefits in Kenya explores the link between ecosystem services and poor people, overlaying socio-economic information with spatial data on ecosystem goods and services. The atlas shows the location and status of key environmental resources - including water, biodiversity, agricultural land and forest land - and the ways poor people use these resources. ...
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, September 30, 2007 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
News: Metafore announces winners of Annual Innovation Awards; Top execs are embracing corporate responsibility; Greenhouse gas emissions rarely figure in investor decisions; Business leaders call for public policies that leverage forest carbon cycle; Canadian forest industry losing out on rising dollar; Buy your way to carbon neutrality?; Beer basics: Wal-Mart to measure energy use; B.S. detector a handy tool for sustainability reporting; Brazil claims first with carbon auction; Many biofuels have more climate impact than oil; Buyers kept in the dark about green issues.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, October 7, 2007 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
News: Catalyst Paper, Doubletree Hotel win Metafore Innovation Awards; Eco Wal-Mart costs marketers green; Philips vows to double green product revenue, cut energy use; State of the paper industry sees 'Green Wave' changes coming quickly; Battle of forest certification standards rages; International Paper heads to Siberia; Introduction to Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-based Products; Quebec introduces carbon tax, Canada CEOs urge more; Eco-friendly supplies take root in nation's classrooms; Biomass - growing renewable energy; Rainforest tribe establishes massive sustainable-use reserve; Western Forest Products plans to sell prime Vancouver Island property. Press Releases: You Can Buy Virgin Paper and Help Protect The World's Forests; Weyerhaeuser Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index, North America
TUBERCULOSIS - UGANDA: DEADLY STRAIN by ProMed — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Mon 1 Oct 2007 Source: AllAfrica New Vision (Kampala) report, [edited] <http://allafrica.com/stories/printable/200710010036.html>
USAID Provides Flood Assistance to Ghana by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2007 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $50,000 to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to purchase and distribute emergency relief supplies in Ghana. CRS plans to distribute cooking utensils, insecticide-treated mosquito nets, blankets and other supplies to 5,000 people in the Bongo District, Upper East Region, which is the area most affected by flooding. On September 17, U.S. Ambassador Pamela E. Bridgewater declared a disaster due to the effects of the flooding in the country. ...
USAID Mission Director to Jamaica Sworn In by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2007 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - Henrietta Fore, acting administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development, administered the oath of office to Karen Hilliard as the agency's new mission director to Jamaica. Hilliard will face a maturing democracy struggling with severe unemployment, drug trafficking, violent crime and more than its share of natural disasters....
USAID Releases First-Ever Annual Report To Congress On Orphans And Vulnerable Children by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2007 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released the first-ever annual report to Congress detailing U.S. Government (USG) efforts to address the needs of orphans and vulnerable children throughout the developing world. Fiscal year 2006 funding for U.S. programs that included services for orphans and vulnerable children exceeded $5 billion and reached more than 135 million children, according to the report titled Highly Vulnerable Children: Causes, Consequences and Actions....
USAID Provides Assistance to Lebanon After Forest Fires by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2007 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided $100,000 to assist populations disrupted by recent forest fires. ...
USAID Supports Efforts to End Child Marriage in Ethiopia by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2007 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), awarded CARE, an international non-governmental organization, more than $1.3 million to implement a three-year program in Ethiopia focused on ending child marriage in the country. The program is specifically designed to educate and encourage change within communities regarding the harmful traditional practices of bride abduction, bride price and early marriage. The Healthy Unions program will be carried out in the Oromiya Region of the country, where 80 percent of the marriages result from bride abduction....
USAID: Debt for Nature Agreement to Conserve Costa Rica's Forests by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2007 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - An agreement to reduce Costa Rica's debt by nearly $26 million over the next 16 years was reached by the governments of the United States and Costa Rica, the Central Bank of Costa Rica as well as U.S.-based Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy. In return, the Central Bank of Costa Rica has committed to pay these funds to support grants to non-governmental organizations and other groups that protect and restore the country's tropical forests. ...
USAID Provides Flood Assistance to Honduras by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2007 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - On behalf of the American people, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided $50,000 for the purchase of emergency relief supplies including blankets, hygiene kits, and kitchen items for flood-affected populations in Honduras....
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 100 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Agriculture: Scientists Are Making Brazil’s Savannah Bloom; U.S., Brazil and Argentina Form International Soybean Growers Alliance. Health: Dengue Fever Surges in Latin America. Water Issues: Chile: Defending Water against Mining Company. Forests: Brazilian NGOs Propose Plan to Zero out Deforestation; EU and UNDP Finance Sustainable Development Project in Guyana Shields; Forests Produce More Intact than Cleared for Farming, Says Study; Brazil’s Atlantic Forest Receives International Support; Paraguay Declares Fire Emergency. Wildlife: Southern Cone Countries Sign MOU to Preserve Migratory Birds; Venezuela: Aquatic Species Discovered; Venezuela: A Plan to Save the Amphibians; Brazil: Renowned Primatologist Faces 15 Years in Jail. Fishing & Marine Conservation: Chile: Giant Squid Invasion Threatens Hake; Brazil: Video of Dolphin Haul Hastens Gillnet Rules; Ecuador: Shark Measure Costs Correa Green Support; Salmon Farms Also Harming Chilean Lakes, WWF Warns. Protected Areas: Indigenous Group in Guyana Declares Amazon Homeland a Conservation Area; Colombia's Newest Park Protects Rare Wildlife, Indigenous Peoples. Science & Technology: Venezuela: Ministry of S&T US$ 4.3 million for Small Businesses; Colombia Discards Plan to Create Ministry of Science; Uruguay: New Entity and More Funds for Science. Climate Change: Sao Paulo holds Kyoto Protocol “Carbon Market” Auction; Climate Change Reaches Andes and Amazon; Andean Community at Climate Forum. Energy: Chile: CORFO Approves Financing for 53 New Renewable Energy Initiatives; Biofuel Helping to Power Argentine Fishing Vessel. General: Amazon at Risk from Development Plans; Peruvians Don’t Understand the use of Biodiversity, says Study; Scores Ill in Peru 'Meteor Crash'; Brazil Petrobras to Push Production Deeper Into Amazon.
Boletin USAID/MIRA Septiembre 2007 by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
USAID/MIRA FIRMA ACUERDOS PARA FORTALECER EL ECOTURISMO EN LA ZONA NORTE DEL PAIS; USAID/MIRA PROMUEVE IN MAYOR CONOCIMIENTO DE LA LEGISLACION AMBIENTAL VIGENTE EN HONDURAS; COMITE INTERINSTITUCIONAL DE CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES Y UNAH DESARROLLAN TALLER DE BUSQUEDA, LOCALIZACION Y RECUPERACION DE INFORMACION CIENTIFICA EN LINEA
USAID Promotes Gender Equity in Education in Southern Sudan by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 2007 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Government of South Sudan, has launched a five-year, $6.5 million Gender Equity through Education program in Juba, Southern Sudan. The program, implemented by USAID partner Winrock International, will promote gender equity in secondary schools and teacher training institutes throughout Southern Sudan and the Three Areas (Abyei, Blue Nile, and Southern Kordofan)....
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin ISSUE 20: October 2007 by PCLG — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
It is well documented that a wide range of plant species support the livelihoods of millions of people worldwide. These include edible fruits, grains, leaves, nuts, oils, roots and tubers, medicinal plants, spices and so on. Many of these species are, however, only considered important locally and may present difficulties for broader uptake because of their harvesting, storage or processing requirements. As a result, such so-called "underutilised plant species" (UPS) have received little investment to date through formal research and development activities....
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 101 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Forests: New World Bank Facility Would Help Against Forest Degrading; Brazilian Police Dismantle Gang That Smuggled Endangered Wood to United States; Amazon Loggers Hold Greenpeace Activists Captive; Guyana: Government Cites Companies over Breaches of Forestry Procedures; Fires Burning Across Brazil Put Biodiversity at Risk. Wildlife: Guyana: Spain to Fund Aquarium Upgrade In Exchange For Manatees; Manatee Reintroduction Slated For Brazilian State of Amazonas. Protected Areas: Brazil Congress Committee Considers Reducing Amazon Protections; Biosphere Created, Indian Lands Granted In Ecuador; Argentina: Backlash Greets Wetland-Conservation Drive; Bolivian Settlers Push for Parkland Acreage. Science & Technology: Brazil to Make 385-M-Dollar Bid for Orbit Concession; Activist, Guard Killed on Brazil Biofarm; U.S. restricts use of dual technology in Sino-Brazilian satellite; U.S. restricts use of dual technology in Sino-Brazilian satellite; Telemedicine links Galapagos to mainland. Solid Waste Management & Pollution: Regional Concern about Pesticides on Rise; Brazil Tries to Break Solid-Waste Stalemate; Smelter Fined In Peru for Air, Water Pollution; Santiago Battles to Put Anti-Smog Effort on Track Energy: Brazil's Lula Signs Biofuels Deal in Congo; Chile Approves Renewable Energy Bill. Climate Change: Climate Change Helps Spider Specimen Move to Magallanes Region; Latin America Proposes Solutions to Climate Change; Argentine Environmental Negotiator Loses His Post; As Glaciers Melt, So Does Climate Record. General: Guyana: Grant Aid for Sustainable Forest, Gold Ops Signed; 'Unknown' Peru Amazon Tribe Seen; Copper Project New Focus for Peru’s Mine Debate; Argentina, Uruguay At Odds As Pulp Mill Nears Completion;
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, November 4, 2007 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
News: World Wildlife Fund joins forest companies in carbon-neutral plan; Related Press Release: Canadian Forest Products Industry Aims to be First Carbon-Neutral Sector; IBM unveils recycle plan for silicon; Bill Clinton, Wal-Mart pitch plan to cool earth; P & G sets 'greener' products targets; WSJ inquiry pushes FSC to cancel logging certification in endangered forest; Handicapping the environmental gold rush; The green mirage; Fires undo forests' climate benefits, scientists find; Eco-Cities take root.
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