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Saturday, November 30, 2002

Human Pressure on Earth's Carrying Capacity Rises

In truth, this isn't much more than a rehash of the report put out by WWF in July of this year; but it does provide another nonpartisan policy voice essentially speaking the same figures...which are grim.
Oakland, California (ENS) - Humanity is putting increasing pressure on global ecosystems, with consumption exceeding the Earth's biological capacity by 20 percent, according to a new report from the Sustainability Program of Redefining Progress, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization.

For full text and graphics visit:http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-28-10.asp

Posted by Richard
11/30/2002 05:45:20 PM | PermaLink

More Logging Allowed in Black Hills

Denver -- Logging in Beaver Park in South Dakota's Black Hills National Forest can continue now that environmentalists have lost their legal battle to block it.

U.S. District Judge Edward Nottingham said this week that he would not halt the work because a new logging law did not violate a 2000 settlement between the government and environmentalists that limited logging in the forest.

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-na-logging29nov29,0,6642202.story?coll=la%2Dnews%2Dscience

Posted by Richard
11/30/2002 05:41:43 PM | PermaLink

 
Friday, November 29, 2002

Make every click count

Some time ago, a friend sent me a link to The Hunger Site -- a website where one may click for free to sponsor a food donation. When she first sent me the link, I had my doubts. But, I dutifully clicked through on a semi-regular basis. More and more time lapsed between my visits, and for a while, I stopped visiting the site. Recently, I followed a series of links that sent me to The Animal Rescue Site. Working on the same principle, a click funds a bowl of food for an animal in a shelter or sanctuary. There are tabs at the top of the page for several other such sites, including The Hunger Site, The Breast Cancer Site (which helps to sponsor free mammograms), The Child Health Site (each click helps to prevent life-threatening diseases, restore vision to blind children, and enable child amputees to walk), and The Rainforest Site (a click funds the preservation of 11.4 square feet of endangered rainforest). Each site acknowledges one click per computer per day. It's an easy way to help others.


Posted by Debbie
11/29/2002 03:51:32 PM | PermaLink

 
Tuesday, November 26, 2002

U.S. Backs Out Of Pollution Register Treaty Group

GENEVA, Switzerland, November 25, 2002 (ENS) - The United States today pulled out of a United Nations conference to finalize an international agreement that will provide the public with greater access to information about sources of pollution. The treaty will require participating countries to collect and publish information on the quantities of pollutants released from certain industrial sources.

For full text and graphics visit:
http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-25-10.asp


Also see:

States seek tougher 'right to know' on toxics - SWITZERLAND
http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/18783/story.htm


Posted by Richard
11/26/2002 08:44:01 AM | PermaLink

 
Monday, November 25, 2002

Las Vegas SUN: Yucca Mountain Project workers say site problems kept quiet

Yucca Mountain Project workers say site problems kept quiet

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Some workers at the Yucca Mountain Project said there were flaws in the process scientists used to determine whether the site was suitable for disposing the nation's nuclear waste.

At least two workers claim they were either fired or transferred after raising concerns about the project's safety, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported in its Sunday editions.

Robert Clark and Jim Mattimoe, both quality assurance specialists, said they were shoved aside so lingering problems would remain silent at Yucca.

Posted by Richard
11/25/2002 01:22:07 PM | PermaLink

Unexploded Arms Require Big Cleanup At 16,000 U.S. Sites (washingtonpost.com)

Unexploded Arms Require Big Cleanup At 16,000 U.S. Sites (washingtonpost.com)

EPA warns public endangered by unused military munitions at bases, says mess might cost billions to clean up; advocacy group says Pentagon unwilling to abide by federal clean-up guidelines.

Posted by Richard
11/25/2002 01:19:46 PM | PermaLink

EPA Change Raises Specter of Eco-slackening

The recent elections may have cleared the air on who'll be in charge in Washington for the next two years. But the Republican near-sweep is likely to increase political fog over environmental protection and energy generation. GOP control of both House and Senate gives President Bush freer rein to push for the more relaxed rules and regulations he prefers - particularly in areas that impact manufacturing and domestic energy production. In his first major move on the issue since this month's elections, Mr. Bush has proposed loosening federal regulations on air pollution. Until now, older power-generating plants, refineries, and factories (those built before the Clean Air Act amendments of 1977) had to meet tougher air-quality standards whenever they modernized their plants. Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules that will ease that requirement. (11/25/02) Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/1125/p02s01-uspo.html

Environmentalists call clean air rules a dirty GOP trick (11/23/02) Eugene Register Guard
http://www.registerguard.com/news/2002/11/23/3a.wsh.cleanair.1123.html

Major change in air pollution rules (11/25/02) MSNBC
http://www.msnbc.com/news/838593.asp

EPA air pollution standards go up in smog under Bush (11/25/02) San Francisco Chronicle
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/11/25/MN117896.DTL

EPA Eases Pollution Guidelines (11/25/02) LA Times
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-na-cleanair23nov23001437,0,1984472.story?coll=la%2Dnews%2Dscience

Posted by Richard
11/25/2002 01:09:08 PM | PermaLink

 
Sunday, November 24, 2002

Spain Cleans "Black Tide" From Coast as More Oil Threatens

Greenpeace and local activists have demanded that the government field a "clean-up army" in order to attempt to limit what has already amounted to a disaster from becoming an all-out catastrophe. In typical fashion, such efforts -- which would cost millions of Euros and which would have no immediate commercial benefit -- remain stalled in bureaucratic wrangling and malaise. Meanwhile, oil flows in, kills coastal life, and becomes a pollution disaster.
La Coruna, Spain (AFP) - New oil slicks from a sunken tanker off Spain's northwest coast were localised Sunday, threatening another "black tide" even as the region struggled to clean up beaches already coated in the toxic muck.

The patches, around 20 of them with a diameter of up to four metres (13 feet), were spotted by helicopter at the extreme western tip of Spain, the regional government of Galicia said on its website.

Their discovery adds to a week of crisis caused by earlier deposits from the wrecked Liberian-owned tanker Prestige, which broke in two and sank last Tuesday as it was being towed 200 kilometres off the Galician coast after taking on water in heavy seas.

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Posted by Richard
11/24/2002 06:07:01 PM | PermaLink