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World Breakthrough On Salt-Tolerant Wheat

A team of Australian scientists involving the University of Adelaide has bred salt tolerance into a variety of durum wheat that shows improved grain yield by 25% on salty soils using non-GM techniques.

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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.

‘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.

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.

$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.

Oceana applauds Pioneer’s decision to eliminate mercury from Louisiana chlorine plant

Oceana, Wed March 21, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Louisiana - Jackie Savitz, Pollution Campaign Director for the international ocean conservation group Oceana, which has been running a campaign to get the United States' nine remaining mercury-based plants to shift to mercury-free technology, today released the following statement on Pioneer Industries' commitment to upgrade from mercury cell to membrane cell technology for the production of chlorine at its St. Gabriel, La., chemicals plant:

Harvesting nuts, improving lives in Brazil

World Wildlife Fund, Thu January 25, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Brazil - Jose Francisco Conceicao started harvesting Brazil nuts on his small family plot in the Amazon forest 32 years ago. It wasn't until a few months ago that he actually made enough of a profit from his crop to buy a house. Find out more about sustainable livelihoods in the Brazilian Amazon.

Biggest Russian food and feed importers adopt GE free policy

Greenpeace, Thu January 18, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Kaliningrad, Russian Federation - Today, after three weeks of intensive campaigning against imports of genetically engineered food (GE) and feed coming into Russia, Greenpeace received an announcement from two major Russian food and feed importers that they have adopted a policy of only using non GE products.

Metals in China: Protecting the environment

CSIRO Australia , Thu September 14, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Beijing, China - A new international collaborative research project that seeks to protect the environment from metal contaminants will be launched next Monday (18 September) in Beijing, China.

Honda Develops Bio-Fabric for Use in Automobile Interiors

Honda Motor Co. Ltd, Wed September 06, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Tokyo, Japan - Honda Motor Co., Ltd., announced it has succeeded in developing bio-fabric, a plant-based fabric with excellent durability and resistance to sunlight, for use as a surface material in automobile interiors.

Uranium ‘pearls’ before slime

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Mon August 14, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Richland, WA - Since the discovery a little more than a decade ago of bacteria that chemically modify and neutralize toxic metals without apparent harm to themselves, scientists have wondered how on earth these microbes do it.

Soya traders agree to a moratorium on Amazon deforestation following customer pressure

Greenpeace International, Thu July 27, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
London, UK - In a statement released in Brazil, multinational soya traders have agreed to a two year moratorium on buying soya from newly deforested land in the Amazon.

A cleaner, greener rice industry

International Rice Research Institute, Mon June 05, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Hanoi, Viet Nam - In a new partnership, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is working with the member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to develop a series of environmental indicators for rice production in the region.

A conservation vision for New Guinea’s wetlands

World Wildlife Fund, Wed May 17, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Madang, Papua New Guinea - A conservation "vision" to protect one of the Asia-Pacific region's largest, richest and most pristine wetlands on the island of New Guinea has been officially launched today, with governments, community leaders, scientists and conservation organizations declaring their commitment to support it.

African wetland managers armed with new technology

European Space Agency, Tue May 02, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Lake Naivasha, Kenya - Earth's wetlands are vital to the water cycle and havens for wildlife, but they are under threat. GlobWetland, an ESA-led initiative in collaboration with the Ramsar Convention Secretariat, has been addressing this issue by using satellite imagery to provide detailed wide-area views of individual wetlands to aid national and local conservation efforts.

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