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Water infrastructure spending takes big hit

Water infrastructure spending takes big hit

Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2011 16:53:00 GMT by Michael Clark

The House Interior and Environment Appropriation Committee passed an EPA budget cut of 18%, including a 33% cut to a critical water and wastewater infrastructure funding program. This will only exacerbate the massive water infrastructure spending gap identified by EPA.

Water infrastructure spending takes big hit

The reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy

The reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy

Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:41:01 GMT by Michael Evans

Propoals to reform the EU Common Fisheries Policy hope to reduce over fishing, ban the process of discarding unwanted fish and conserving existing stocks. After some years of operation it became clear that the policy was not achieving its key objectives, with overfishing continuing and fish numbers declining, some almost to the point of extinction.

The reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy

The battle to protect the Grand Canyon

The battle to protect the Grand Canyon

Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:33:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Debate heads to Congress over the future of uranium mining at national beauty spot. Republicans and Democrats found themselves on partisan lines at a heated debate on the Hill this week as the industrialisation of the Grand Canyon was put on the table.

The battle to protect the Grand Canyon

'Big Six' energy firms dominance could end

'Big Six' energy firms dominance could end

Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2011 15:17:00 GMT by Laura Brown

UK Government looks to end the domination of the country's Big Six energy firms, but could there be implications for its green agenda? The 'Big Six' are British gas, npower, E.ON, EDF, Scottish Power and Scottish & Southern. They generate 80% of the electricity used in the UK, with 99% of people receiving their electricity from them.

'Big Six' energy firms dominance could end

Wildlife charity hits out a Conservative MEPs over CO2 target vote

Wildlife charity hits out a Conservative MEPs over CO2 target vote

Posted Wed, 06 Jul 2011 19:56:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

British Conservative MEPs were instrumental in throwing out an EU report that goes against the wishes of their party's national government says WWF-UK. The European Parliament voted not to follow the recommendations of an EU report that called for a 30% reduction from 1990 levels in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

Wildlife charity hits out a Conservative MEPs over CO2 target vote

Fracking again in New York

Fracking again in New York

Posted Fri, 01 Jul 2011 15:28:00 GMT by Michael Clark

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is set to release a report with recommendations for regulating hydrofracking. A public comment period will follow the release, and DEC will write regulations based on the final recommendations. The fight will be intense. Opponents would do well to focus on strict regulations rather than an outright ban, which is not likely feasible.

Fracking again in New York

Give me a green lawn or give me death

Give me a green lawn or give me death

Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2011 21:23:01 GMT by Michael Clark

West Palm Beach is facing a water shortage crisis due to drought. The city has implemented once per week outdoor watering restrictions but demand remains unchanged because residents are either willfully or unintentionally non-compliant. The willful violators elect to risk fines rather than a dead lawn. But if demand isn't reduced soon, the next phase of the drought plan may be implemented and it is much harsher.

Give me a green lawn or give me death

'Don't take ax to Amazon laws' say Brazilian public

'Don't take ax to Amazon laws' say Brazilian public

Posted Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:35:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

A poll on Brazil's controversial proposed laws, to offer amnesty to those who have cleared protected forests, shows massive majorities in the country against the amendments. Only 1 in 20 Brazilians support landowners being able to avoid sanctions under the 1965 Forest Law act, a part of the proposed new law - and nearly 80% want the president to veto it, the act if passed by the Senate.

'Don't take ax to Amazon laws' say Brazilian public

Come on in, the water's lovely

Come on in, the water's lovely

Posted Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:46:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

European bathing waters remain largely clean and safe although there has been a recent decline in standards and inland waters are less likely to hit the EU's strictest guidelines than coastal waters. Cleanest of all is Cyprus, where every beach meets water standards.

Come on in, the water's lovely

Showcasing continent's growing forests - Forest Europe 2011, Oslo

Showcasing continent's growing forests - Forest Europe 2011, Oslo

Posted Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:34:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Forestry ministers from across Europe are gathered in Oslo, Norway, today, at the start of a 3-day event - Forest Europe 2011 - to hammer out new continent-wide policy on managing forests. That could include the kicking off of negotiations on new laws to protect Europe's forests, and so enshrine sustainability as the key foundation for looking after its growing forests.

Showcasing continent's growing forests - Forest Europe 2011, Oslo

Will China Divert Yarlung Tsangpo River?

Will China Divert Yarlung Tsangpo River?

Posted Mon, 13 Jun 2011 16:19:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

China could divert waters from international river flowing through Tibet to India. The Yarlung Tsangpo River flows across Tibet to India, where it merges with the Ganges. Due to severe drought in China, leaders of the 1.3-billion-person nation may be considering diverting the 1,800 mile river's waters northwest toward Xinjiang.

Will China Divert Yarlung Tsangpo River?

Study paints grim picture of future of Colorado River

Study paints grim picture of future of Colorado River

Posted Thu, 09 Jun 2011 16:38:00 GMT by Michael Clark

A study released by the US Bureau of Reclamation finds that, over the next 50 years, flows in the Colorado River may decrease and the frequency and duration of droughts may increase, posing a threat to the water supply of millions.

Study paints grim picture of future of Colorado River

UK government sets out environmental vision

UK government sets out environmental vision

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 10:39:01 GMT by Laura Brown

White paper aims to hand responsibility back to the people. The 78 page report, the first White Paper on the natural environment for 20 years puts the value of nature at the heart of the choices to be made within the country in terms of enhancing the environment, economic growth and personal wellbeing.

UK government sets out environmental vision

Don't take arid forests for granted says UN

Don't take arid forests for granted says UN

Posted Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:40:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

We rely heavily on the ''environmental services'' provided by arid zone forests and yet we're endangering their future says the UN on World Environment Day. Arid zone forests need projection said Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification who gave the UN's message for World Environment Day.

Don't take arid forests for granted says UN

Bring back glory of the oceans - Ocean2012's European Fish Week

Bring back glory of the oceans - Ocean2012's European Fish Week

Posted Mon, 06 Jun 2011 13:19:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Ocean2012, the marine conservation group, launches its 2nd annual European Fish Week, hoping to influence decision-makers looking to the future of EU fishing policy. Ocean2012 is asking us to go back to the future, to find inspiration in the past in order to revitalize our oceans in the future - and bring them back to their former flourishing state.

Bring back glory of the oceans - Ocean2012's European Fish Week

Philadelphia's landmark Clean Waters, Green City plan finally approved

Philadelphia's landmark Clean Waters, Green City plan finally approved

Posted Thu, 02 Jun 2011 20:21:00 GMT by Michael Clark

After nearly 2 years of review by regulators, the City of Philadelphia's landmark stormwater management plan, Clean Waters, Green City, was approved. The $2 billion plan, which proposes to meet water quality requirements through the implementation of green infrastructure solutions, may fundamentally change the future of urban stormwater management.

Philadelphia's landmark Clean Waters, Green City plan finally approved

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Pollution or Conservation, Doñana’s Choice!

Posted Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:20:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Elephants help National Park, rare tigers, rhinos and the rest!

Posted Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Carbon emissions down, but carbon dioxide levels still rampant!

Posted Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Giant Antarctic marine reserve: international compromise or sham?

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Carnivores good for hunters or farmers or just plain dangerous?

Posted Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:56:23 GMT by JW Dowey

GODAN: Worldwide Hunger indicates Help Needed!

Posted Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:25:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Indonesia acts on palm plantations and pollution

Posted Mon, 02 May 2016 09:40:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Crops for Every Corn - or Sauerkraut!

Posted Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Great Green wall Grows and Grows (in Paris too)

Posted Mon, 07 Dec 2015 09:44:32 GMT by JW.Dowey

The World Waits, Wonders and Warms.

Posted Sat, 28 Nov 2015 09:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

American Samoa has become the first U.S. state or territory to ban plastic bags

Posted Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:04:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

The battle to protect the Grand Canyon

Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:33:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Why Congress is wrong headed in assault on IPCC

Posted Sun, 27 Feb 2011 23:21:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Canada Bailing on Kyoto Protocol

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 09:20:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

World Refugee Day, 20th June 2013

Posted Thu, 20 Jun 2013 04:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

EPA Releases New Energy Star Lighting Standards

Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2011 12:55:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Philadelphia's landmark Clean Waters, Green City plan finally approved

Posted Thu, 02 Jun 2011 20:21:00 GMT by Michael Clark

US House pushes back with 'empty gesture' EPA attack

Posted Fri, 08 Apr 2011 16:03:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Rio+20: Searching for silver in the dismal cloud

Posted Sat, 23 Jun 2012 14:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Talking water at the United Nations

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:20:00 GMT by Michael Clark