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One Solution to Global Overfishing Found

A study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, ARC Centre for Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and other groups on more than 40 coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans indicates that 'co-management' -- a collaborative arrangement between local communities, conservation groups, and governments -- provides a solution to a vexing global problem: overfishing.
"We found clear evidence of people's ability to overcome the 'tragedy of the commons' by making and enforcing their own rules for managing fisheries, This is particularly encouraging because of the perceived failure of many open-access and top-down government-controlled attempts to manage fisheries around the world. More importantly, we have identified the conditions that allow people to make co-management successful, providing vital guidance for conservation groups, donors, and governments as to what arrangements are most likely to work."
- team leader Dr Josh Cinner of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University, Australia

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House appropriates $500,000 to protect Ebey’s Landing

Nature Conservancy, Fri July 13, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Seattle, Washington, USA - The U.S. House of Representatives took action that will both protect lands at the heart of Ebey's Landing Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island for all time, and also provide for the long-term stewardship of this significant area.

Statement on the Senate Vote to Raise Fuel Economy Standards for the First Time in Decades

National Resource Defense Council, Fri July 13, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C, USA - Statement by Ann Bordetsky, NRDC Energy Policy Analyst, on the Senate vote to raise fuel economy standards for the first time in decades: "This is a vote for the auto industry's future, not its past. Automakers have the technology to improve fuel economy. This vote will help push more efficient cars into the marketplace."

Saving the Rainforest 1 Glass of Lemonade at a Time: Cub Scouts Raise Money to Preserve 8,523 Acre

PR Newswire, Fri July 06, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Takoma Park, Maryland, USA - Cub Scouts from Takoma Park, Maryland recently raised enough money selling lemonade to protect a section of rainforest in Guyana more than six times the size of their hometown.

‘WorkCabin’ is the latest tool for Canadians seeking employment in the growing green economy

ECO, Tue July 03, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada - Recently, public interest in climate change has dictated that businesses and organizations change the way they operate, requiring many to adopt better practices and cleaner technology to attract and retain clientele.

HELP SOLVE GLOBAL WARMING: NON-PROFIT OFFERS FREE PERSONAL CARBON IMPACT CALCULATOR

World-Wire, Mon July 02, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - "A solution to global warming is right under our feetandwe can make it personal," says Peter Holter, COO of Holistic Management International (HMI). The non-profit uses natural methods to restore land, improve soilhealth, reverse desertification and improve biodiversity. The goal is to greatly increase the soil's ability to remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it as organic matter. 30 million acres worldwide are currently being managed holistically.

International Conservation Organizations Applaud Global Environment Facility’s $1M Proposal

The Nature Conservancy, Fri June 01, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C., USA - Conservation International (CI) and The Nature Conservancy applaud the Global Environment Facility (GEF) proposal to increase funding to help Pacific islands nations cope with climate change and promote sustainable development through conservation and sound natural resource management.

ExxonMobil Shareholders Confront Management Over Global Warming Inaction

Natural Resources Defense Council, Fri June 01, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C., USA - In a startling rebuke to company management, an unprecedented number of ExxonMobil shareholders today voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the company to set global warming emission targets for both its products and its operations. Thirty-one percent of those voting at the annual shareholder meeting in Dallas said it was time for the company to start addressing the business and environmental challenge.

Stopping climate change is possible

World WIldlife Fund, Thu May 31, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
A new WWF report highlights 15 ways in which people, business and governments can reduce CO2 emissions and help slow global warming.

Airtricity Finalizes Largest Wind Project to Date

Business Wire, Thu May 17, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Sweetwater, Texas, USA - Airtricity, Inc., a leading renewable energy company, announced the construction of its largest wind farm to date. The 209 megawatt Roscoe Wind Farm will provide power to TXU Wholesale, a subsidiary of TXU Corp., under a five-year sales contract. The project area stretches into three counties and will cover nearly 30,000 acres when it is completed.

$100K Available Through New Renewable Energy Prize

PNN Online, Sat May 05, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C., USA - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, one of the nation's leading conservation organizations, and Budweiser, one of the country's leading supporters of outdoor sports and wildlife habitat conservation, have partnered to offer a new $100,000 Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation Research Prize.

Kazakhstan “steppes” up protection of endangered antelope

World Wildlife Fund, Tue May 01, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
A new nature reserve in Kazakhstan will protect unique wetlands and rare antelopes living on the country's famous steppes.

Researchers find plant protein that may aid biofuel production

Cornell University News Service, Fri April 27, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
New York - In a breakthrough that could make the production of cellulosic ethanol less expensive, Cornell researchers have discovered a class of plant enzymes that potentially could allow plant materials used to make ethanol to be broken down more efficiently than is possible using current technologies.

Responsible forestry in Panama

World Wildlife Fund, Fri April 27, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Darien, Panama - A milestone in the history of forest conservation has been marked in the dense tropical rainforests of Panama's eastern Darien region.

2008 Beijing Summer Olympics can boost development and peace, UN envoy says

UN, Tue April 24, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Beijing - Next summer's Beijing Olympics provides a unique opportunity for the United Nations to promote development and peace-building activities, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace said today.

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