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Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, October 28, 2007 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
News: Study: National forests generally meet sustainable standards; Office Depot, CFI, IBM among winners of SmartWay Awards; Wal-Mart's ethical sourcing - Green does not mean ethical; Home builders to launch rating tool, compete with LEED; America's greenest states; Cement industry is at center of climate change debate; Research report says west should share pollution responsibility with China; Deforestation symptomatic of corrupt regimes; 'Made in U.S.A.' wood now showing up in Canada; Orangutan project offers hope in Borneo; Forest co. investors eye lagging high-value land sales.
USAID Provides Flood Recovery Assistance to Mexico by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2007 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), are providing $300,000 in emergency relief assistance for those impacted by heavy rains and severe flooding in Mexico's Tabasco and Chiapas states. A five-person USAID assessment team is in Mexico working alongside local authorities to conduct field assessments that will identify additional needs and sectors where we might be of assistance....
USAID Launches e-Newsletter on International Development Opportunities by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2007 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and GrantStation.com Inc. have launched a new publication, International GrantStation Insider, focused entirely on international development opportunities. The free, monthly e-newsletter will be sent the last Monday of every month and will provide readers with the latest information on new funding programs and upcoming grant deadlines, as well as general information for all grant seekers....
USAID Airlifts Additional Relief Supplies to Dominican Republic by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2007 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has airlifted additional emergency relief supplies to flood victims in the Dominican Republic. The total USAID contribution for the Dominican Republic in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Noel is approximately $950,000, to date. An eight-person USAID disaster assessment team conducted rapid assessments of the flood-affected areas alongside local officials, and as a result, additional USAID relief commodities were airlifted to the country immediately after the needs were identified....
USAID Supports Emergency Health Services for Flood Victims in the Dominican Republic by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2007 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), are providing $200,000 to support emergency health services in the Dominican Republic in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Noel. This funding will be directed to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) emergency appeal. The programs supported by USAID funding will address immediate health needs including water quality and vector control....
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, November 11, 2007 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
News: Marketers warned to stay clear of 'green trap'; Related News: Compete on green or fall behind. Green collar jobs could top 40M by 2030: Report; UN warns carbon market could collapse; FSC drafts anti-greenwash policy; Simon & Schuster goes environmental; Target brand sports Green-e & FSC mixed source logos. Editorial: Inconvenient but true - good isn't always profitable; China launches global warming fund; Booming palm oil demand fuelling climate crisis. Press Release: European Business Awards for the Environment 2008 - National Cleantech Finland® Awards
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, November 18, 2007 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
News: Wal-Mart outlines environmental efforts progress; Marriott HQ gets 'Greener' - heads for zero net waste in five years; Corporate leaders publish roadmap for action on climate change; How going green draws talent, cuts costs; Editorial: Greenpeace swinging its axe in the wrong forest; Citigroup report says automakers can profit from CAFE standards; Related News: Alternative fuels may boost pollution: report In new take on carbon-trading, Indonesia may get paid to save trees; Related News: Indonesia says it may take until 2014 to end illegal logging Law enforcement key to saving Borneo's rainforests; Press Releases: WWF Welcomes House Committee Approval of Legal Timber Protection Act to Protect U.S. Industry and Save Global Forests; Recycling Is Critical for Environment and Business
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 102 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Agriculture: Paraguay: The Dark Side of the Soy Boom; ‘Roundtable on Responsible Soy’ Members Meet in Mato Grosso, Brazil; Health: Colombia: Malaria Winning the Battle in Chocó; Peru: Malaria Moves In Behind the Loggers; New Web Portal Connects Tropical Disease Research; Forests: International Tropical Timber Council Commits US$4 Million for Tropical Forest Law Enforcement; Wildlife: Brazil: Scientist Claims to Find New Pig Species; Science & Technology: Chile: Pressure from Researchers May Lead to Increase in Budget; Infrastructure Development: Plans for Highway Linking Chile, Brazil and Landlocked Bolivia; Brazil-Bolivia: Challenge Blocks Amazon Dams; South American Gas Pipeline Will Connect Caribbean with Pacific Ocean; Revolt in the Andes: A Vote of Sorts against Big Mines; Pollution: Life in Peru's Most Polluted Town; Chile: Authorities Outraged Over New Leak at Los Pelambres Mine; Energy: Brazil: Greenpeace Pledges Legal Action to Block Construction of Nuclear Plant; Colombia, Uruguay: Study Names Top Would-Be Biodiesel Producers; Q&A With Corporate Social Responsibility Expert on Chile’s Proposed Aysen Dams; Climate Change: The Carbon Calculus; Brazil Considers Targets For Amazon Deforestation Reduction; General Brazil: Amazon Fire Wars Exacerbate Climate Change; Environment-Latin America: Same Old Problems, Says UNEP Report
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin ISSUE 21: November 2007 by PCLG — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
MAPPING THE POVERTY-CONSERVATION LANDSCAPE - WHO IS DOING WHAT AND WHERE? Numerous organisations are now engaged in research, policy work and projects that address the links between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction. The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) tries to keep abreast of this wealth of activity by, amongst other things, hosting the Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG). Recognising that one key constraint to more effective working is a lack of information about relevant activities of other organisations, PCLG has recently published its 2007 Directory of poverty and conservation organisations and initiatives. This is a quick reference guide to different organisations working in this field - including conservation NGOs, development agencies, indigenous peoples' organisations and academic institutions. The Directory does not claim to be comprehensive but is based on a survey of current PCLG members - other organisations working on poverty-conservation linkages are strongly encouraged to submit their details for next year's edition!...
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, November 25, 2007 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Metafore News: Verso Paper Announces Participation in the EPAT®; News: Bayer announces billion-euro environmental investment; Most green marketing claims aren't true, says new report; New group lists the world's greenest supercomputers; AF&PA releases report "successful collaborations between the forest products industry and environmental organizations"; Group launches global standard for carbon credits; Australian green building program going against the grain; Editorial: Carbon-neutral status shouldn't be for sale; Carbon pollution from industrialized countries rises again; Smurfit-Stone Joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, December 2, 2007 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
News: Google, HP invest big in renewables; Palm oil producers back sustainable labeling scheme; Canada: Huge conservation area set for north; The ten toes of paper's carbon footprint; U.S. weighs sustainability seal for national forests; Indonesia: Tree planting will not stop global warming, say environmentalists; Ecuador backs Indonesia bid for forest compensation; Editorial: The lowdown on doomsday Why the public shrugs at global warming. Press Release: Conservation Projects in Mississippi and Oregon Get Boost From The Nature Conservancy and Weyerhaeuser
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 103 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Agriculture: Biodiesel, Feed Revive Brazil Soy Crush Investment; Brazil: Agriculture's New Frontier; Palm Spreads its Wings in Brazil, Plantings Rise. Health: U.S. Department of Defense Course Enhances Latin American Epidemiology. Water & Sanitation Issues: Brazil: Sanitation a Reality on Paper Only. Forests: Guyana's Extraordinary Offer to Britain; Argentina: Ban on Logging Approved; Brazil: Dutch Bank to Unveil Carbon Credits for Amazon. Farm Prices, Amazon Deforestation on Rise Wildlife: Latin American Botanists to Get Plant Database. Fishing & Marine Conservation: Chile's Flourishing Fish Farms Prompt Fears for Ecosystem; Chile Steps Up Whale Protection; Brazil: Fish Farm Concessions for Government Dams. Science & Technology: Brazil to Invest US$23.5 Billion in Technology; Argentina to Create New Science Ministry. Infrastructure Development: Brazil, Colombia and Peru Agree to Look for Oil in Peru's Amazon; Integration and Sustainable Development in the Tri-Border Region, South America; Argentina Mounts Strict Environmental Monitoring Of Uruguay Pulp Mill; Audit Says Peru’s Camisea Gas-Pipeline System Flawed; Proposed Road in Chile’s Patagonia Sparks Heated Debate; Protecting the Peruvian Amazon and its People from the Risks of Oil and Gas Development. Mining & Other Extractive Industries: Colombia: Quarries in Slums Seen as Health Risk; Peru: A (Toxic) River Runs Through It; Argentina Restarts One of Its Uranium Mines; UN Targeting Mercury Use among Small-Scale Miners. Energy: Chile in Search of Its Energy Treasure; In Chile, New Book Published to Bolster Anti-Dam Campaign. Climate Change: Latin America Draws Praise for Reducing Emissions of Ozone Depleting Chemicals; Ecuador Backs Indonesia Bid for Forest Compensation; City of Rio de Janeiro Prepares for Climate Change. General: Ecuador Creating Travel Card to Slow Galápagos Migration.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, December 9, 2007 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
December 9, 2007, Issue 185 Metafore News: Metafore and The Gagliardi Group co-author "The Paper Consumer's Guide to Climate Change". News: Green Marketing Review is put on fast track at Federal Trade Commission; Volvo backs energy efficient forestry machinery; "Green jobs" to outweigh losses from climate change; Air force base harvests solar energy; Retailers join movement to curb the cascade of catalogs; Related news: ForestEthics focuses on Sears/Lands' End catalog practices; Climate experts mull payment to stop deforestation; Related news: Carbon trading 'key to stopping deforestation'; Papua moves to ban all log exports; Study: Canadian beer drinkers threaten planet
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 104 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Agriculture: A Brazilian Engineer Uses Solar Power to Make the Desert Bloom. Water Issues: Brazil: Bishop Fasts Again for Sao Francisco River. Forests: Brazil Creates Voluntary Fund To Preserve The Amazon; Brazil: Amazon Deforestation Continues To Drop, But Is Still High; Cost of Zeroing Amazon Deforestation: USD $257 Billion. Fishing & Marine Conservation: Fish Virus Worries Workers in Chile’s Salmon Industry; Argentina: Whale Deaths Double; Chile’s Surfer Activists Celebrate Environmental Victory. Science & Technology: Brazil, Argentina Launch Space Rocket. Infrastructure Development: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile Agree On Road Corridor Linking Pacific, Atlantic; Brazil: Plans to Spend US$10.1 Billion on Amazon Iron Mine; UNICEF: Lack Of Basic Sanitation Will Leave Brazil Short Of Millenium Goals; Chavez, Allies Launch Bank of the South as Alternative to US Backed Lenders. Mining & Other Extractive Industries: Green Gold (Oro Verde) Initiative Calls for Responsible Small-Scale Mining in Colombia; Argentina and Chile to Sign Huge Andean Shared Mining Project; Brazilian Foundation Leads Protest against Canadian Gold Corporation Kinross. Energy: Brazilian Consortium Wins Auction to Build Amazon Dam after Protests Delay Bidding; Sugar Cane Threatens Brazilian Savannah; Venezuela, Brazil Pledge Energy Cooperation as Chavez and Lula da Silva Deepen Ties; Wind Energy Farm Launched in Chile. Climate Change: Climate Change a Killer for Chile’s Antarctic Penguins; Fleming Glacier in Danger in Chile’s Antarctica.
Friends of the Osa Newsletter, Issue 6 December 2007 by Friends of the Osa — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Inside this Issue: Osa Botany; Sea Turtles; Evergreen Fellows; Bamboo Workshops; Osa Photo Gallery; Endemic Birds; Big Predators.
mapa areas protegidas Honduras by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Si le interesa conocer sobre la ubicación de las principales áreas protegidas de Honduras, algunas de las cuales apoya USAID/MIRA, esta es una invitación a ver los mapas del profesor Robert E. Ford, de la School of Science and Technology, de Loma Linda University, alojados en nuestro sitio web. http://www.mirahonduras.org/mapas_de_areas_protegidas.html
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, January 6, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
January 6, 2008, Issue 188 News: California sues EPA over greenhouse gas regulations; With eye on bottom line, corporate America is going green; Clean energy investment up one third in 07 -report; Chile approves native forest law after 15 years; Report finds deforestation offers very little money compared to potential financial benefits; Opinion - Carbon advantage, competitive advantage; Big companies to go green this year; Burning biofuels may be worse than coal and oil, say experts; Illegal logging in the U.S. Press Release: UPM Joins EPAT Scorecard System for Environmentally Preferable Paper.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, January 13, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
In Focus: 2007 in Review; Don't print that e-mail! Businesses watch the green line, too. News: FTC holds first workshop on green advertising; HP declares goal to cut PC energy use; Column: Nike's (clean) Air Jordans From Fortune: The world's most celebrated sneaker is turning green. Wal-Mart faces hurdles in green electronics; Scholastic adopts paper purchasing policy; Efforts to end illegal logging prompt Amazon commercial auction; Is tropical deforestation really occurring? Paper giant illegally clearing Indonesian forests: environmentalists; Special Reports: Carbon labels - A green mark too far? US$100m from Norway for rain forest nations; French Letter fair trade condoms share the love; Spend it like Beckham? Soccer star has world's largest carbon footprint. Press Releases: Quebecor World Leads the Way by Triple Certifying its North American Printing Plants; Neenah Paper and We Energies Think Globally, Act Locally
USAID: United States Gives $12 Million to Pediatric AIDS Foundation Initiative by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2008 www.usaid.gov Harare, Zimbabwe - The American people, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new $12.5 million HIV/AIDS initiative in Zimbabwe. The initiative, expected to dramatically increase access for women and children to vital HIV prevention services, will be implemented by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation....
Boletin USAID/MIRA OCTUBRE-NOVIEMBRE 2007 by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
USAID-HONDURAS. USAID/MIRA APOYA EL CUMPLIMIENTO AMBIENTAL DEL SECTOR RIVADO EN HONDURAS; USAID/MIRA COMPARTE HERRAMIENTAS PARA LA GESTION DEL RIESGO; LA VENTA DE FLORES, UNA FUENTE DE INGRESOS ECONOMICOS PARA LAS FAMILIAS DE EL PILIGUIN.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, January 20, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
January 20, 2008, Issue 190 Metafore News: Metafore names new CEO as organization restructures. News: Corporations go public with eco-friendly patents; Sustainable manufacturers reaping consumer rewards; Paper recycling scandal hits Japan; Special Report: Carbon labels - A green mark too far? Sierra Leone bans timber exports; Historic opportunity to protect great redwood forests of Humboldt; Column: Is mainstream media stepping to its role in climate fight? Scientist says Amazon deforestation surging again; Related News: Brazil farming needs decade to stop deforestation. Related News: Human thirst for palm oil wipes out rare forest birds. Press Releases: AF&PA to Hold Paper Week in March-April 2008; Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program Marks Record Growth.
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin ISSUE 22: January 2008 by PCLG — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin Research highlights on biodiversity and society, poverty and conservation ISSUE 22: JANUARY 2007 “DON’T LET THE PERFECT BE THE ENEMY OF THE GOOD!” CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE 2007 TRONDHEIM BIODIVERSITY CONFERENCE
Boletin USAID/MIRA DICIEMBRE 2007 by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
USAID/MIRA APOYA EL CUMPLIMENTO AMBIENTAL DEL SECTOR PRIVADO EN HONDURAS; USAID/MIRA DESARROLLA SISTEMA DE DENUNCIAS, QUEJASY CONSULTAS AMBIENTALES; LA CELEBRACION DEL DIA DE LA MICROCUENCA SAN JUANCITO EXONE LOGROS DE LA GESTION PARTICIPATIVA Y DESTACA POTENCIAL TURISTICO EN LA ZONA
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, January 27, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
January 27, 2008, Issue 191. News: HP publishes new guidelines for supply chain sustainability; Global carbon trade rose 80 percent last year; Paper scandal points to shortcomings of Japan Inc.; Related News: UK paper responds to Japanese recycled content scandal; Climate laws may be used to limit exports, Group of 77 says; Author won't publish Harry Potter book on Finnish paper; US could ban travel for Cambodians tied to illegal logging; Forest industry 'under the gun'; Medicinal plants 'facing threat'; Opinion: Are newspapers a cleaner read online?; Whole Foods chain to stop use of plastic bags; CSR jobs rank high for newly minted MBAs: Report; Press Release: White House Veterans to Speak at 131st Annual Paper Week Luncheon;
PRO MED: TUBERCULOSIS, XDR - BOTSWANA, SOUTH AFRICA by PRO MED — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Date: Wed 16 Jan 2008 Source: MyWay News, Associated Press report [edited] Health authorities on Wednesday [16 Jan 2008] reported the 1st known cases of virtually untreatable tuberculosis in Botswana, following fears that the highly contagious strain has spread beyond neighboring South Africa. ...
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, February 3, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
February 03, 2008, Issue 192. Metafore News Green Power Conferences to hold sustainable manufacturing summit this April; Intel Corporation tops EPA's green power list; UK greenhouse gas emissions fall in 2006; Russian certification scheme moves to join PEFC; EU Co2 targets will hit forestries: Report; New online resource gets the skinny on eco-labels; New 'green' energy from dirty sources; Experts say technology will globally drive dramatic change in timberland management but U.S. is behind; Opinion: Banning "bad" biofuels, becoming better consumers; Cops nab 12, seize illegal lumber; Opinion: Don't bother with the "green" consumer; Press Releases: UPM and L&T Develop Ethanol Production from Commercial and Industrial into Biofuel; Sustainable Furniture Manufacturers Combine Marketing Muscler Sigla Launches Green Division;
Boletín Aleteo No. 39 Fundación ProAves by ProAvesis/ProAves — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Nueva Reserva El Dorado en la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta / New El Dorado Reserve in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Plan de Conservación para la Reinita Cerúlea en el Norte de Suramérica / Cerulean Warbler wintering Conservation Plan. Anillado el primer Arrierito Antioqueño de la Reserva que lleva su nombre / The first Chestnut-capped Piha ringed at the Reserve of its name. Nueva especie de mariposa descubierta en la Serranía de los Yariguíes / New species of butterfly found in the Serranía de los Yariguíes. Festival de Aves Migratorias 2007: grandes resultados / Great Success of fourth Migratory Bird Festival 2007.
USAID: President's FY 2009 Budget Request Includes Increase for USAID Staffing Capacity by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 2008 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, DC - As part of the President's fiscal year (FY) 2009 International Affairs Budget request released by the White House on Monday, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will be able to contribute even more substantially to the success of U.S. foreign policy through the revitalization of its workforce.
Nueva especie de gorrión colombiano en peligro de extinción/ Conservationists concerned for new bird species by ProAvesis/ProAves — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Para publicación inmediata/For immediate release: Feb. 5, 2008 SEE ENGLISH VERSION BELOW Nueva especie de gorrión colombiano en peligro de extinción/ Conservationists concerned for new bird species (Bogotá, D.C.)Una nueva especie de ave –conocida como “Gorrión Montés Paisa” y de nombre científico Atlapetes blancae– ha sido descrita como resultado de investigaciones apoyadas por la Fundación ProAves. Los ornitólogos están preocupados por la conservación de este gorrión, ya que nadie sabe si todavía existe o no....
USAID, Cisco Extend International Development Partnership by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 2008 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Agency for International Development and Cisco Systems, Inc. yesterday extended their partnership promoting international development. Education, economic growth, small- and medium-business expansion and information and communications technology skills are among the partnership's priorities. The five-year agreement focuses on social and economic growth issues faced by the world's poorest communities....
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, February 10, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Related News: Carbon disclosure project asks 3,000 companies for eco-info; Biofuels deemed a greenhouse threat; Forestry insurance launched in UK; Scientists fear climate change could bring abrupt changes.
Boletin USAID/MIRA Enero 2008 by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
SERNA, COHEP Y USAID/MIRA IMPULSAN DESARROLLO DE GUÍAS PARA MEJORAR COMPETITIVIDAD EN 8 SECTORES PRODUCTIVOS; ANALIZAN ACREDITACIÓN ISO COMO REQUISITO PARA PRESTACIÓN DE SERVICIOS AMBIENTALES; DESTACAN IMPLEMENTACIÓN DE PLAN DE MANEJO EN FERIA DE LA MICROCUENCA CUYAMEL; USAID/MIRA Y WINROCK INTERNATIONAL DISCUTEN SOBRE MECANISMOS DE COOPERACIÓN CONJUNTA; COMITÉ INTERINSTITUCIONAL DE CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES (CICA) REVISA PROPUESTA DE LEY DE EDUCACIÓN Y COMUNICACIÓN AMBIENTALES; USAID/MIRA FORTALECE CAPACIDADES DE LOS CODEM Y CODEL DE CINCO MUNICIPIOS DE LA COSTA NORTE
USAID, U.S. Provides Assistance to Madagascar Following Cyclone by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2008 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), are airlifting relief commodities in response to Tropical Cyclone Ivan which has caused a humanitarian crisis in Madagascar. USAID has airlifted 320 rolls of plastic sheeting valued at $213,100, including transport, which will provide shelter assistance to more than 3,000 affected families. USAID provided an additional $100,000 to CARE and the U.N. World Food Program to immediately re-establish ground access to affected communities and deliver emergency relief supplies and food aid. This brings the U.S. Government's assistance to Madagascar following the cyclone to more than $300,000....
USAID, U.S. Provides Yellow Fever Assistance to Paraguay by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2008 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, DC - The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), are providing $50,000 to the Pan American Health Organization for the people of Paraguay in response to a Yellow Fever outbreak and shortage of vaccine. Paraguay has been under an epidemiological alert for a Yellow Fever outbreak since early February....
USAID PRT in Iraq Open Small Business Development Center in Dhi Qar by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26 2008 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - On February 19th, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) South Iraq Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), in collaboration with the Iraqi people, unveiled the new Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Nasiriyah, the capital of Dhi Qar provence....
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, February 24, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Metafore News: Green Power Conferences to hold Sustainable Manufacturing Summit in April Headline; News: Forest and paper CEOs feeling the pressure on supply chain responsibility; CalPERS to invest up to $2.4 billion in sustainable forestry; Prediction: $1 trillion U.S. carbon market by 2020; Green-e to certify offsets for consumers; Managed forestry offers hope of saving Amazon; Most global Fortune 500 companies address climate change in non-financial reports; Humans may help forest flee warming; Carbon tax focus of British Columbia budget; Cadbury thinks out of the box with 'eco-egg'; Brazil mob attacks anti-logging agents in Amazon region; New forest and timber monitoring system in the Republic of Liberia; More than tissues in a box of Kleenex; Scientists would turn greenhouse gas into gasoline
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, February 17, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
News: Bank of America creates environmental banking team; Beaten to the pulp The Blue Heron Paper Company is a local model of sustainability-but it's struggling to survive; Better performing companies do better on CSR; Wal-Mart to pay more for "greener" goods; Ad agencies cool on FTC 'green marketing' guideline changes; Green movement provides major market opportunity for tech fims - PwC; Canadian province enlists trees in climate fight; Disney case highlights China supply chain pitfalls; Shipping boom fuels rising tide of global CO2 emissions; Pushing paper out the door; Prince Charles urges rainforest fundingicle;; Using nature as a design guiderticle Headline; B.C. firm buys Arizona newsprint recyclere ; Energy saving most effective in CO2 cutting ; Environmentalists praise illegal lumber seizure
Irin: ETHIOPIA-SUDAN: Two refugee camps to close down by IRIN — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
GAMBELLA, 29 February 2008 (IRIN Africa) - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) will close down two Sudanese refugee camps before the end of May 2008, the organisation said, as repatriation gets under way again.
Irin: KENYA: "Real work" begins after political deal by IRIN — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
NAIROBI, 29 February 2008 (IRIN Africa) - While lauding the agreement between Kenya's two main political parties on power-sharing, humanitarian actors say the hard work has yet to begin - resettling the displaced and reconciling all Kenyans. full report
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin ISSUE 23: FEBRUARY 2008 by PCLG — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
HOW DO YOU DEFINE GOOD PRACTICE IN CONSERVATION AND POVERTY REDUCTION? THE NATURE AND POVERTY PROGRAMME PROVIDES AN EXAMPLE
South America Environment, Science & Technology, and Health Newsletter ISSUE 107: February 2008 by ESTH — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Agriculture: Argentina:Danger in the Fields; BrazilAuthorizes Genetically Modified Crops; Health : Paraguay: Yellow Fever Update; Industrial Wastewater Pollution: Argentine Potassium Mining Plan Stirs Water Worry; Venezuela: Photocatalysis Fights Water Contamination; Argentina’s New President Pushing Sugar-Mill Cleanup; Forests: Latin America:Deforestation Still Winning; Brazil: Pantanal Indians Threatened by Deforestation; Peru:"For Sale" Signs in Amazon Jungle; Colombian CourtThrows Out Disputed Forestry Law; Peru:Logging Firm Accused of Using Workers’ Identities for Tax Fraud; Wildlife: BrazilLaunches Extinction Initiative; Ecology: Overfishing May Hurt Brazilian Pantanal Trees; Antarctic Research: VenezuelaHelped by Uruguay Plans Antarctic Base; Brazilian President Commits Support for Antarctic Research; Peru: Scramble for Gold Scars Madre de Dios Region; Energy: Brazil, Argentina Launch Energy Cooperation, but Natural Gas Negotiation Fails; PeruPlans Renewable Energy Investment; Brazil, French Guiana Cooperation includes Tackling Illegal Mining, Biofuels; ColombiaIgnores Pledge to Indians, Plans New Sinú Dam; Special Report: Increase in Deforestation Rate in Brazilian Amazon Sparks Government Action; Brazilto Boost Penalties to Pare Amazon Devastation; BrazilMob Attacks Anti-Logging Agents in Amazon Region; BrazilPlans Fund to Help Finance Amazon Conservation; BrazilPolice Resume Crackdown on Amazon Logging;
Irin: WEST AFRICA : Region 'well-prepared' to meet Meningitis outbreak by IRIN — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
DAKAR, 29 February 2008 (IRIN Africa) - Meningitis is spreading across the region with the death toll reaching 422 since the beginning of 2008 yet, contrary to several recent reports, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said the figures are lower than previous years and that West Africa is well-prepared to contain the disease.
USAID Implements Behavior Change and Social Marketing Program in Rwanda by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 29, 2008 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American people, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and a consortium of four partners, will assist in building the capacity of Rwandan institutions to implement HIV/AIDS prevention, malaria and child survival programs....
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, March 02, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
News: New study links sustainability with higher share prices; Report calls Alberta's oil sands 'Canada's most serious environmental liability'; Creating greener future for urban youth; Dispute brewing over Vanoc's wood harvesting; Factories in China move inland to avoid green scrutiny; USPS approves reusable envelopes; Research shows low awareness of FSC badge on paper products; Related News: FSC casts doubt on any partnership with PEFC; African development bank gives $814 million for African forests; Opinion: Can't recycle paper without tree-cutting; Honda won't go ultra-cheap; British printers look to create print industry standard for carbon calculations; Global warming melts new sea lanes for Norilsk, ConocoPhillips; Column: Beware those corporate sustainability weasel words; Norway mall offers shoppers greenhouse gas credits; Press Release: Bird Study Leads to SFI® Conservation Research Award
Irin: EAST AFRICA: 14 million "face hardship from drought" by IRIN — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
KAMPALA, 3 March 2008 (IRIN Africa) - Up to 14 million people in the greater Horn of African region are expected to suffer under harsh weather conditions in the next three months that threaten food security, according to climate specialists meeting in Kampala, the Ugandan capital.
IRIN: UGANDA: Where the lake is feared more than the virus by IRIN — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
KASENYI, 3 March 2008 (PlusNews Global) - Stephen Mukasa, 23, a fisherman on East Africa's Lake Victoria, is more terrified of drowning than he is of dying from an AIDS-related illness.
USAID Announces New Bureaus for Asia and the Middle East by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 29, 2008 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the former bureau for Asia Near East (ANE) which covered the developing world from Morocco to Indonesia will be divided into two new bureaus - the Asia Bureau (A) and the Middle East Bureau (ME).
IRIN: GLOBAL: Africa worst affected by shortage of health workers by IRIN — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
KAMPALA, 4 March 2008 (IRIN Global) - Poor working conditions and inadequate pay have driven away health professionals from developing countries, thereby undermining medical services, a conference to address the global shortage has noted.
USAID Apparel Exhibit Puts Africa on the U.S. Trade Map by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2008 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has won the best exhibit award at one of the apparel industry's largest trade shows. Fifteen companies receiving aid from USAID's three trade hubs in Africa showcased garments with unique fabrics, patterns and colors at the Feb. 12-15 event in Las Vegas known as MAGIC Marketplace....
USAID project activities in Honduras by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, March 09, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Green Power Conferences to hold Sustainable Manufacturing Summit next month; News: L.L. Bean expands 'green store' push; FTC sets sights on green packaging claim; Investors want companies to disclose Climate Change-related impacts; Computerized clearance to help stop illegal logging; Water to be the next commoditized resource; US won't meet ethanol goal due cellulosic shortfall; Pitney Bowes Examines How to Make Mailings Greener; Opinion: Lumber limbo: Either way, Canada will get short end of the stick; Study: Business and the sustainability challenge; Opinion: Can big oil and enviros work together to get what they want?; Sodexo's recycled napkins save clients money, report shows. Press Release Latvian Forestry Sustainability Certification Dropped By PEFC
Irin: MIDDLE EAST: Climate change could threaten food security - FAO report by IRIN — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
DUBAI, 11 March 2008 (IRIN Middle East) - A report by UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), entitled Climate Change: Implications for Agriculture in the Near East, has said the food security of those who are poor, malnourished or dependent on local food production could be adversely affected by climate change. full report
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, March 16, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
News: Merrill Lynch: Turning trees into money; Consumers choose GE, Toyota as dominant green brands; Related News: Green-Up to a point. Leading companies responding to ecosystem degradation; Conference hears of need for clear rules on carbon; News Merrill Lynch: Turning trees into money; Consumers choose GE, Toyota as dominant green brands. Related News: Green-Up to a point. Leading companies responding to ecosystem degradation Conference hears of need for clear rules on carbon; PEFC questions WWF FSC-only scorecard system; China tells developed world to go on climate change 'diet'; Ad for U.S. cotton industry banned in UK due to false green claims; Southern Baptist leaders urge climate change action; Canada emission rules target new oil sands plants; Madagascar slows destruction of forests; Column: Cold snap may have killed invasive beetles in B.C.; The cost of cutting emissions. Press Release: ForestEthics Launches 'Do Not Mail' Campaign to Stop Junk Mail.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, March 23, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Metafore News: AF&PA Paper Week to Feature Recovered Fiber Session. News: Green building is best bet for CO2 cuts in N. America: Report; Canada to release green advertising guidelines; Related News: These rolls of paper are all green. Vietnam destroying forests in Laos; Investors file flurry of global warming resolutions; International Paper to buy Weyerhaeuser unit for $6 billion; Efforts to block junk mail slowed; Warm Springs mill layoffs will hurt local tribes and certified lumber supply; Related News: Certify to maintain market share, wood industry players told; Murder on the resource frontier; Related News: A swirl of foreboding in Mahogany's grain Ecosystems in the Philippines bounce back from the brink; Nordstrom goes green with new packaging; State seeks to regain recycling momentum; State seeks to regain recycling momentum.
FrontLines: February 2008 by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
USAID Monthly Newsletter. President’s Budget Requests 300 New FSOs Per Year; U.S. Food Aid Costs Jump 41%; USAID’s top accomplishments for 2007; Baghdad market reopens; Alternative Development Program turns farmers from coca to cacao; Food aid reaches Lebanese in conflict zone; Aid to Yemen strengthening society; Southeast Europe legislatures fight corruption; Improved workplace relations spur Nicaragua firm’s growth; Banking goes mobile in West Africa; System Monitoring Climate Change Expands to Africa; USAID, Congress Build Strong Legislatures in New Democracies; Nepal Youth Radio Program Wins Global Junior Challenge Award; Southeast Europe Legislators Join Corruption Fight.
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin ISSUE 24: March 2008 by PCLG — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
WILDLIFE, REFUGEES AND RELIEF AGENCIES: WHAT’S THE CONNECTION? Discussions about poverty-conservation linkages in recent years have paid significant attention to the – often disputed – roles and responsibilities of conservation organisations and development assistance agencies. A new report by TRAFFIC sheds light on an often overlooked sector in this debate – humanitarian relief agencies: the NGOs, UN agencies and government bodies that work on the ground with refugees, victims of natural disasters and so on. Night Time Spinach explores what happens when insufficient attention is paid to wildlife management and conservation in areas that have been designated for refugee camps, drawing on experience from Tanzania which, since 1993, has been host to one of the largest concentrations of refugees in the world. ...
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, March 30, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
News For carbon emissions, a goal of less than zero; Private equity firm buys rights to ecosystem services of Amazon rainforest; EU moves to combat illegal logging; Scientists warn of soot effect on climate; Report: Clean energy market to triple within ten years; Xerox introduces calculator to measure equipment's energy and waste impact; Markets could save forests: An interview with Dr. Tom Lovejoy; BP tops Greenpeace in green brands survey; Biofuels - Environmental, economic impact debate grows as production increases. Press Releases: First Green-e Climate Certified Carbon Offsets Offered by Four Organizations; New APP Logging Road Threatens One of World's Biggest Carbon-Storing Forests, Tigers
South America Environment, Science & Technology, and Health Newsletter ISSUE 108 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Agriculture: Argentina: Study Proves Glyphosate Toxic; Continued Soy Expansion Worries Argentina. Health: Dengue Claims 54 Lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Yellow Fever: First Possible Death Reported In Argentina; WHO Wants Agreement With Brazil To Increase Yellow Fever Vaccine Production. Water Issues: Short On Water, Mine Sector Looks Seaward in Argentina. Brazil: Classifying Underground Waters. Forests: Million Acres of Guyanese Rainforest to Be Saved in Groundbreaking Deal; Activist Bishop Receives Death Threats in Brazilian Amazon; Brazil: Snakes Invade Brazilian City As Forest Disappears; Brazil: Managed Forestry Offers Hope of Saving Amazon; BoliviaLoses 270,000 hectares of Forest Annually. Fishing & Marine Conservation: Salmon Virus Indicts Chile’s Fishing Methods; Anti-Whaling Initiatives Set To Play Out In Chile; Artisan Fishermen in Chile’s VIII Region Protest Quota System; Brazil: Fisherfolk to the Turtle Rescue!. Protected Areas: Argentina: Historic Ruling Defends Wetland; Highest Peak in the Americas Attracting Trekkers—and Trash. Science & Technology Argentinato invest US$150 million in Science Infrastructure. Pollution: PeruTribe Battles Oil Giant over Pollution. Climate Change: Study Confirms Chile Glacier Retreat; La Niña and Climate Confusion. Infrastructure Development: Road to Progress, or to Eco-Degradation? Energy: Chile: Law Suit Filed Against Puerto Montt Diesel Generator; Criticisms Multiply Against Argentina, Brazil Binational Dam; ChileSpends US$10.7 Billion on Energy in 2007; Chile's Congress Approves Renewable Energy Law; Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia Agree To Build Five Joint Hydro Power Plants
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, April 06, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
News 'Kyoto II' climate talks open in Bangkok. AF&PA reports record recycling levels; Related News: AF&PA Releases 48th Annual Survey: U.S. Production Down. P&G on the lookout for "Sustainable Innovation" products; Finnish forests geared for FSC accreditation; Toyota joins Audubon in latest corporate-NGO partnership; China, US to work together on green issues; Half of Wal-Mart suppliers still foot-dragging on packaging scorecard; Wood fiber shortage reduces pulp production in Indonesia in the 4Q; Advocates try making 'business case for biodiversity'; Norway to use forests to double bioenergy output; Canada must adapt to climate impact on forests; JPMorgan acquires carbon offset firm ClimateCare; Brand reaction to green fatigue; Geo-Sequestration plant opens in Australia. Press Releases: New Toolbox Demystifies Green Forest Product Purchasing; Office Supply Industry's Environmental Progress-and Problems-Cited by Environmental Groups; Over 92% of IKEA Customers Bagged the Plastic Bag
Boletin USAID/HONDURAS MARZO 2008 by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
CUARTO AÑO DE ÉXITO CON LA CAMPAÑA DE PREVENCIÓN Y CONTROL DE LA BASURA EN EL RÍO CANGREJAL; CICA REALIZARÁ FORO: “AMBIENTE Y COMPETITIVIDAD”; USAID/MIRA FINANCIA EQUIPO Y MATERIALES AL CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y CONTROL DE CONTAMINANTES DE SERNA ; CICA ENTREGA RESULTADOS DE TALLER INTERUNIVERSITARIO AL CONSEJO DE EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR DE HONDURAS; SE CELEBRA DÍA DE LA MICROCUENCA SANDY BAY Y EL HIGUERAL; USAID/MIRA Y COHCIT DEFINEN PROCESO DE ACREDITACIÓN DE PRESTADORES DE SERVICIOS AMBIENTALES BAJO LA NORMA ISO 17020; USAID/MIRA PONE A DISPOSICIÓN DEL PÚBLICO MAPAS TÉCNICOS; USAID/MIRA IMPULSA LA ELABORACIÓN DE REGLAMENTO DE RESIDUOS SÓLIDOS;
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, April 13, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
News: Report: Smartest companies have greenest supply chains; Related News: Keys to greener supply chains; A tactical turn to green for Marriott; UN talks reach agreement on agenda for global warming pact; HP lists suppliers, aims to increase social and environmental accountability; Siberia: Feeling the human impact of illegal logging; Slowing deforestation may be worth billions: study; CSI: Rainforest - Police skills help jungle life; Law firms seeing market opportunity in environment-conscious client; Logging Boreal forest could detonate massive 'carbon bomb,' says report; Interview: The FSC responds to its critics; Haze from forest fires to worsen in SE Asia; Sustainable labels planned for global beverage brands; Press Release: UPM-Kymmene to Open Decking Boards Mill in Germany.
USAID and African Development Bank Sign Partnership Agreement to Support African Entrepreneurs by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2008 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to launch a partnership in support of entrepreneurs in Africa. This groundbreaking public-private initiative will formalize a collaborative arrangement to focus on accelerating investment in African small and medium enterprises (SMEs)....
First Successful Libraries Of Avian Flu Virus Antibodies Created by Michael A. Dillon — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
ScienceDaily (Apr. 17, 2008) — An international group of American and Turkish research scientists, led by Sea Lane Biotechnologies, has created the first comprehensive monoclonal antibody libraries against avian influenza (H5N1) using samples from survivors of the 2005/2006 "bird flu" outbreak in Turkey. These antibody libraries hold the promise for developing a therapy that could stop a pandemic in its tracks and provide treatment to those infected, as well as potentially pointing the way towards the development of a universal flu vaccine...
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, April 20, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
News: How to avoid a green marketing backlash; From Environmental Leader: Americans misunderstand key phrases commonly used in environmental marketing and advertising, giving products a greater environmental halo than they deserve and creating a growing risk of backlash, according to a new survey; Related News: Green logos create brand tension; Palm oil boycott an unrealistic approach to conserving biodiversity; Booming Brazil could be world power soon; Canadians reforesting Afghanistan; Experts may be part of a plan to reverse denudation; Climate registry develops reporting protocol; Ford establishes greenhouse gas reduction plan; Debate brewing over Boreal forest; Illegal logging gives EU massive eco-headache; U.S., after a court reversal, issues new rules for forests; Climate change debate: Push emissions goals or technology?; Column: Cheap in China - Low-cost sourcing's high price; Swedish spruce may be world's oldest living tree. Press Release: Brazil Seizes Shipment of Illegal Amazonian Timber.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, April 27, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
News How to save the planet and make money doing it; Discover magazine maps carbon footprint; Who's tracking the trackers?; Forget carbon: You should be checking your water footprint; Norway gives Tanzania $100mln for forests; Canadian paper recycling rates hit 58 percent in 2007; Reducing deforestation 'lucrative' for forest nations; Video: Cracking down on illegal logging; Biofuels won't solve world energy problem; Alberta not ready to conserve oilsands forest.
BBOP Learning Network Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 2: April 2008 by Forest Trends — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Meetings: * Catching Up: Conservation and Biodiversity Offsets in Alberta's Boreal Forest Calgary, Alberta, Canada (February 2008) * Biodiversity Offsets and the CBD – SBSTTA13 Side Event, Rome Italy (February 2008) * Biodiversity Offsets and the CBD – Engagement meeting with delegates, Rome Italy (February 2008) Recent BBOP News: * New BBOP Secretariat Member, Ray Victurine, WCS * New BBOP Advisory Committee members o Mark Pizey, Strongman Coal Mine NZ o Dr Theo Stephens, Department of Conservation, NZ o Dr. Jonathan Baillie will be the Advisory Committee representative for the Zoological Society of London Recent Publications/News: * Kremen C. et al. Aligning Conservation Priorities across Taxa in Madagascar with High Resolution Planning Tools * SCBD. Business and Biodiversity Newsletter: Business.2010 * Hanson, Craig, Finisdore, John, Ranganathan, Janet and Charles Iceland. The Corporate Ecosystem Services Review: Guidelines for Identifying Business Risks & Opportunities Arising from Ecosystem Change * Bezerra, Luiz. Biodiversity Offsets in National (Brazil) and Regional (EU) Mandatory Arrangements: Towards an International Regime? - Draft Dissertation * Latimer, William and David Hill. Mitigation banking: Securing no net loss to biodiversity? A UK perspective Looking Forward: * BBOP at next IAIA meeting * BBOP Consultation Process * BBOP at COP9
USAID: Departments of State and Education to Host Higher Education Summit for Global Development by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2008 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator and Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance Henrietta H. Fore will host a Higher Education Summit for Global Development in Washington, D.C., on April 29 and 30. His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, and, USAID Administrator Fore will speak at the opening dinner on Tuesday. The Summit aims to strengthen the role of U.S. and foreign higher education institutions in social and economic development worldwide....
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin ISSUE 25: April 2008 by PCLG — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
THE POLITICAL ECOLOGY OF CONSERVATION: WHAT’S THAT THEN? A recent article in Conservation and Society explores, once again, the parks-people-poverty relationship. In this paper, however, the authors - Bill Adams and Jon Hutton - note that to date this discussion has not been based, to any great extent, on an explicit understanding of the political and economic dimensions of conservation policy. They suggest that one important reason for this is “the disciplinary gulf that exists between predominantly natural science-trained conservation planners and predominantly social science-trained critics of conservation.”
USAID Announces $1 Million Grant to Improve Education in Africa by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2008 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide $1 million to fund 20 partnership-planning grants of $50,000 to plan long-term collaborations between African and U.S. institutions of higher education....
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, May 04, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
News: Gap founders negotiating with pacific lumber; Wal-Mart weighs in on packaging at FTC 'Green Guides' workshop; Verso Paper met most environmental goals for 2007; HP urges 'harmony' in environmental accreditations; Forests 'best option' for providing carbon offsets; The beetle factor in a carbon calculus; Asia's rainforests vanishing as timber, food demand surge: experts; Make money, not carbon dioxide.
The Global Wildlife Disease News Map by US Department of the Interior — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Date: Fri 2 May 2008 Source: US Department of the Interior, US Geological Survey (USGS) Office of Communication [edited] <http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1928> Web tool puts wildlife diseases on the map A new on-line map makes it possible, for the 1st time, to track disease outbreaks around the world that threaten the health of wildlife, domestic animals, and people.
USAID Supports World Press Freedom by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2, 2008 www.usaid.gov The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) salutes the bravery and professionalism of journalists throughout the world and condemns all actions to suppress press freedoms....
South America Environment, Science & Technology, and Health Newsletter ISSUE 109 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Agriculture: Brazil: Clean Gasoline Fuels Soybean Production; Environmentalists Praise Results of Moratorium on Growing Soy in Brazil Amazon Health: U.S. Donates 50,000 Dollars Relief Funds to Victims of Northeast Flooding; Colombian Scientists Synthesize Potential Malaria Vaccine. Water Issues: Chile: Aguas Andinas to Study Glaciers; Chile’s Drinking Water Supply Guaranteed for Only 25 Years. Forests: Brazil to Rein in Foreign Groups in Amazon; Google Earth to Carry Satellite Images of Amazon Deforestation. Wildlife: Chile Park Officials to Monitor Mountain Lion Population. Fishing & Marine Conservation: Trawl Fishing Banned in Venezuela; Catch Limit Tightened on Fishing of Argentine Hake; Argentina: Environmental Atlas of the Sea; Turbulent Times for Chilean Salmon Farms. Science & Technology: US and Uruguay Sign Technology Cooperation Accord. Infrastructure Development: Brazil: Amazon Ghost Highway to Be Brought Back to Life; Chile: Environmentalists Defend Patagonian Wilderness from Dams. Pollution: Ecuador: Damage Estimate Filed in Amazon Oil-Pollution Trial; Two Ecuadorians Fighting against Chevron are Among 2008 Goldman Prize Winners; Peru: In Search of Less Toxic Mining. Climate Change: Marriott in Carbon Offset Deal with Brazilian State; 'Green' Trash Dump in Brazil on A Road to Revenue; Brazil to Pay Amazon Residents for 'Eco-Services'; Carbon Credits Could Help Save Amazon; Carbon-Offset Business Takes Root in Brazil. Energy: Bolivia's Morales Says Biofuels Serious Problem to Poor; Argentina, Brazil Revive Binational Dam Project; Chile Mandates Renewable-Energy Targets. General: Chile Unveils New Indigenous Policy; Environment Prominent in Bolivia’s Draft Constitution; Peru: Critics Say New Environment Ministry Will Lack Decision-Making Powers in Key Areas; Amazon Environmentalist Gunned Down in Peru
IRIN: COTE D'IVOIRE: Centre offers children health and hope by IRIN — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
BOUAKE, 8 May 2008 (PlusNews Global) - A straw hut in the courtyard of the Ariel Glaser Paediatric Centre in Bouake is filled with children of all ages playing or eating meals prepared by the centre's cook, all under the watchful eye of relatives. This special space for children infected or affected by HIV was set up in 2007 in response to growing demand. It is managed by the Centre for Solidarity and Social Action (CSAS), which provides HIV/AIDS care in Bouake, Cote D'Ivoire's second largest city, in the centre of the country.
USAID Provides Additional $3 Million in Assistance to the Burmese People in Cyclone Aftermath by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2008 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), are providing an additional $3 million dollars in initial assistance to help meet the most urgent needs of the Burmese people in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. The White House announced this additional funding at a press briefing today. This brings the total USAID assistance to $3.25 million to date, which will be allocated by the USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) that is currently pre-positioned in Bangkok awaiting permission to enter Burma...
Boletin USAID/MIRA Abril 2008 by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
FORO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PONE EN EVIDENCIA EL ROL ESTRATÉGICO DE LA EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR EN EL FOMENTO DE LA COMPETITIVIDAD EN HONDURAS; AUTORIDADES COMPETENTES ANALIZAN MECANISMOS TÉCNICOS Y LEGALES PARA FISCALIZAR LAS DESCARGAS DE AGUAS RESIDUALES EN HONDURAS; REPRESENTANTES DEL SECTOR PRIVADO HONDUREÑO ANALIZAN DOS REGLAMENTOS DERIVADOS DE LA LEY GENERAL DEL AMBIENTE; USAID/MIRA IMPARTIRÁ PROGRAMA DE CAPACITACIÓN PARA GUÍAS TURÍSTICOS NATURALISTAS; USAID ENTREGA MATERIALES A COPECO PARA CAPACITAR EN PREVENCIÓN Y RESPUESTA ANTE DESASTRES; USAID/MIRA DONA 20 MIL DÓLARES A LA FUNDACIÓN CUERO Y SALADO Y AL GRUPO COMUNITARIO “ARTESANOS LA FE”; USAID/MIRA DONA EQUIPO VALORADO EN 4 MIL DÓLARES CON EL PROPÓSITO DE INCENTIVAR LA PLANTACIÓN DE CAOBA EN LA ZONA NORTE DEL PAÍS;
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, May 11, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
News: Unilever makes sustainable palm oil pledge; Home Depot opens doors to green materials; Go easy on biofuels until more clarity - World Bank; eCommerce goes green; Slower cuts in greenhouse gases cloud carbon boom; U.K. greenwash complaints quadrupled in 2007; Clean air could kill the Amazon, researchers say; Canada may be suspended from carbon trading, face Kyoto probe; Mangrove loss 'put Burma at risk'; REI explores the environmental cost of eco-tourism. Press Release: New Forest Paper Mills wins award for eco products and processes
USAID: NAS Releases USAID-Sponsored Report on the Importance of Evaluations in Democracy and Governance Programming by USAID — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2008 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released a new report sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which highlights the importance of evaluations and research in documenting the effectiveness of Democracy and Governance (DG) programming worldwide....
Forest Tends: May 13, 2008 by Forest Trends — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
NEW! Pre-Registration Limited for Global Katoomba Meeting June 9-10, 2008. New Initiatives: Katoomba Ecosystem Services Incubator; A Voluntary Nutrient Neutral Fund for the Chesapeake; State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2008. Convenings: UPCOMING EVENTS FEATURE! Global Katoomba Meeting XII –Washington, DC; BBOP side event at the Convention of Biological Diversity - Bonn, Germany; Katoomba Tanzania Meeting; RECENT EVENTS The Business and Biodiversity Offsets Program Methodology Meeting – Rome, Italy; Potomac Forum on Illegal Logging and Associated Trade – Washington, DC; Designing Payment and Compensation for Ecosystem Service Schemes and Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) – Iquitos, Peru. New Publications: Negotiating for Nature’s Services: A Primer for Seller’s of Ecosystem Services on Identifying and Approaching Private Sector Prospective Buyers; Getting Started: An Introductory Primer to Assessing and Developing Payments for Ecosystem Services Deals; Conservation and Biodiversity Banking: A Guide to Setting Up and Running Biodiversity Credit Trading Systems; Investment in the Liberian Forest Sector: A Roadmap to Legal Forest Operations in Liberia; Forest Products Trade Between Russia and China: Potential Production, Processing, Consumption and Trade Scenarios; Environmental Aspects of China’s Papermaking Fiber Supply; W.E.T. (Water/Environment/Trading) E-Newsletter Launched. Announcements: NEW FACES AT FOREST TRENDS: Carl Lucerno, Jordan Sauer, Tracy Stanton, Steve Zwick
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, May 18, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
News: U.S. farm bill cracks down on timber trade; Related news: U.S. major importer of illegal Asian timber, study says; World tree planting drive sets goal of 7 billion; Column: Beyond recycling: Responsible paper purchasing; Rampant deforestation, much of it from illegal logging, has destroyed forests that stabilize soils and regulate river flow, causing record floods and landslides. Asia-Pacific Forestry Week in Vietnam, keynote speaker Dr. Norman Myers states: 'one of the worst crises since we came out of our caves'; Fears for Brazil rainforest after environment minister quits; Brazil's forest loss now linked to world food prices; China to push for overseas acquisition of farmland to improve food security; Companies respond to climate change shareholder resolutions. Press Release: Northern Hard Maple vs. Bamboo - Who Is Really "Green"?
Pandemic News Monitor Report Bi-Weekly April 21– May 3, 2008 by Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Pandemic Monitor: Top News Stories. Bi-weekly summary: April 21–May 3, 2008. PLANNING & PREPAREDNESS ARTICLES: WHO SHOULD DOCTORS LET DIE IN A PANDEMIC?; RECIPE FOR A PANDEMIC; TURN TO BIG-BOX STORES, NOT GOVERNMENT, WHEN DISASTER STRIKES; ESTIMATING COSTS OF SCHOOL CLOSURE FOR MITIGATING AN INFLUENZA PANDEMIC; 65 MILLION INDONESIANS AT RISK IF BIRD FLU MUTATES: OFFICIAL; WILLINGNESS TO VOLUNTEER DURING AN INFLUENZA PANDEMIC: PERSPECTIVES FROM STUDENTS AND STAFF AT A LARGE CANADIAN UNIVERSITY; INDIA BLAMES BANGLADESH AS BIRD FLU SPREADS. CLINICAL ARTICLES: INDONESIAN BOY DIES OF AVIAN FLU; JAPAN CONFIRMS H5N1 IN SWANS; WHAT HORSES CAN TELL US NOW ABOUT THE COMING HUMAN FLU PANDEMIC; IOM: US LIKELY TO NEED BIGGER ANTIVIRAL STOCKPILE; TORONTO OFFICIALS APPROVE ANTIVIRALS FOR CITY WORKERS; HHS ADDS H5N1 CLADE 2.2 VACCINE TO STOCKPILE
BioSoc: the Biodiversity and Society Bulletin ISSUE 26: May 2008 by PCLG — last modified Jan 22, 2013 02:07 PM
CAN COMMUNITY CONSERVATION SURVIVE POLITICAL INSTABILITY? It wasn’t so long ago that the CAMPFIRE initiative in Zimbabwe has held up as a model for community-based conservation. Certainly it has inspired and informed many community conservation efforts across Southern Africa and, indeed, worldwide. But how has it fared under the political and economic crisis in Zimbabwe? Everisto Mapedza explores the fate of CAMPFIRE and of state-forest co-management in Zimbabwe in an effort to understand the resilience of community-based institutions in the face national instability....
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, May 25, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
News: PG&E expanding carbon offset program; DuPont, Danisco to create cellulosic ethanol company; SMART Papers breaks ground on $30M biomass plant; Certified non-rain forest palm oil set for germany; Brazil Environment Agency seizes Amazon soy, corn; Profile on Amazon deforestation: Lawlessness mars Amazon dreams; Carbon caps may give nuclear power a lift; Animated map brings global climate crisis to life; Toyota making 'green' dealerships, not just cars; Canada Post educates marketers on 'responsible' direct mail
In Focus: Global Katoomba Meeting, June 9-10, 2008 by Forest Trends — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
2008 Global Katoomba Meeting: Developing an Infrastructure Fund for the Planet. The Global Katoomba meeting brings together leading policy makers, major financial institutions, business leaders, the environmental community and local indigenous groups to discuss the current scope and potential of ecosystem markets – carbon, water, biodiversity – to address environmental problems. Climate change, water pollution, and biodiversity loss threatens the natural infrastructure of our planet and human well-being, but the time is ripe for a major event to drive action and bring together these different sectors to develop strategies that will match the scale and urgency of the environmental issues we face today.
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For businesspeople focused on evaluating, selecting and manufacturing environmentally preferable wood and paper products, Metafore is a source of tools, information and innovative thinking. August 17, 2008, Issue 220
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