OPINION: Senator Jim Jeffords, my fellow Rutland Vermont skier, just passed on at 80, but his heroic contributions live on, including one that has been virtually a secret. With the help of EIGHT Native American leaders, he helped reduce U.S. dental mercury by 48%, which has spread to 105 countries.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ NEWS: In recognition of Secretary Kerry’s “Our Ocean” Conference on June 16-17, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, in collaboration with /tone™ and GSM Association, launched a new public-private partnership today called mFish. mFish is a “new initiative that aims to make fishing more sustainable and improve the lives […]
Fulbright Students in Seattle To Explore Solutions to Challenges Facing Global Energy and the Environment
SEATTLE, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ NEWS: From May 27-31, the U.S. Department of State, through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), will welcome 75 first-year Fulbright foreign students from 42 countries to Seattle, Washington, for a seminar focused on energy and the environment. The seminar, “From Lab to Market,” will provide a forum for participants […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ NEWS: The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host the 2013 Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Scholar Symposium: New Connections for a Changing Climate in Washington, D.C., September 16-20. Twenty scholars, professionals, and applied researchers from throughout the Western Hemisphere, including the United States, will present the culmination of […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — According tor the State Department, U.S. policy makers and scientists are meeting with governments from around the world this week, on July 15-16, 2013, at an international conference in Bremerhaven, Germany, in an effort to advance significant new marine protection for the waters surrounding Antarctica. They will attempt to gain adoption […]
Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking Efforts in the U.S. will be studied by Wildlife and Conservation Experts
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — As part of the U.S. efforts to combat illegal trade in wildlife and promote conservation, 13 parks and wildlife ministry officials, field agents, and NGO leaders from across Africa will visit the United States April 22-May 10, 2013. Wildlife trafficking continues to push some protected and endangered species to the brink […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs programs engage youth, women, and undeserved audiences to address environmental issues in their home communities and empower a new generation of leaders. Through exchange programs, teachers, youth, academics, and emerging leaders gain skills and resources to create positive change for the environment around the […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, The United States and Colombia signed the U.S.–Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA). Together with the Environment Chapter of the U.S.–Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA), the ECA will strengthen the ties between the United States and Colombia by creating new opportunities to work together to protect the environment and conserve natural […]
Cameron/Baxter Books announces the worldwide launch of the paradigm-shifting book ‘THE TRUST FREQUENCY’
ASPEN, Colo. /eNewsChannels/ — Cameron/Baxter Books announces the worldwide launch of the paradigm-shifting book ‘THE TRUST FREQUENCY: 10 Assumptions for a New Paradigm’ (ISBN: 978-098874713) at Explore Booksellers in Aspen, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. Sally A. Ranney, visionary environmental leader and author of the foreword to the book, will speak on the need for fundamental, whole-systems change to enable global-level collaboration for solving climate change.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. Department of State recognized the “World Water Day” (March 22, 2013) with the following statement from John Kerry, Secretary of State: “Global growth and climate change are placing ever greater stress on our planet’s most precious shared resource: Water.” Over the next 10 years many countries will experience […]
US State Department Releases Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. Department of State released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) in response to TransCanada’s May 2012 application for the Keystone XL pipeline that would run from Canada to Nebraska. The document is a draft technical review of potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed Project, including: impacts […]
Wildlife Conservation Day events on Dec. 4 to include Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin at the U.S. Department of State
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — U.S. missions around the globe will mark Wildlife Conservation Day on December 4 with programs including speaking engagements at local schools, film presentations, roundtables, an appearance by Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin at the U.S. Department of State, and a videotaped call to action by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In Washington […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The 31st Meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) concluded on November 1 in Hobart, Australia. The meeting yielded a significant step toward protecting Antarctica’s Ross Sea as the United States and New Zealand reached agreement on a joint proposal to establish the world’s largest […]
Proposed Marine Protected Area in Antarctica’s Ross Sea – one of the last great ocean wilderness areas on the planet
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — In order to advance marine protection and scientific research in one of the last great ocean wilderness areas on the planet, the United States submitted a proposal to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) on September 7 to establish a marine protected area (MPA) in the […]
United States Launches Higher Education Partnership to Promote Cleaner Production Across the Americas
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States and Costa Rica today launched a three-year higher education partnership aimed at promoting sustainable manufacturing and economic growth in Latin America. The partnership will help create a modern workforce to implement cleaner production practices and foster regional collaboration, meeting the goals of Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the United States and Panama signed an Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA). The ECA will help ensure that trade and environmental policies work together to provide greater economic opportunities for businesses and workers in the United States and Panama. The ECA recognizes the U.S. and Panama’s commitment to expanding cooperation on […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — As part of our engagement with emerging African partners in addressing the challenge of climate change, the U.S. Department of State will sponsor Apps4Africa: Climate Challenge, a public diplomacy program comprised of three African regional competitions to address local climate change challenges through the use of mobile technology.
U.S. Dept. of State and the Agency for International Development (USAID) Announce an Open Competition to Support the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — At the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, President Obama invited all governments, international organizations, private industry, and civil society to deepen Inter-American collaboration by joining the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA). Today, ECPA is comprised of more than 40 initiatives and […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — As most of you know, the State Department leads our country’s engagements on many international environmental issues. We are actively engaged in negotiations to respond to climate change, to protect oceans, to promote clean air and water, and to conserve important ecosystems on land and sea. Ensuring the quality and management […]
eNewsChannels COLUMN: Following Japan’s tragic nuclear wake up call, humanity is at a pivotal crossroads: Choosing to keep pouring billions more dollars into trying to make “uninsurable” nuclear energy safer, despite more cost effective alternatives, and given that top scientists, including Nobel Prize winners, agree that there is NO SAFE nuclear energy, OR shifting 2012’s […]
eNewsChannels COLUMN: The Obama Administration wants to triple the already $18.5 billion appropriated for new nuclear reactors to $54.5 billion in America’s 2012 Budget, which is being decided any day. Plus Coloradans have a deadline of March 15, whether to fund a Nuclear Plant in Pueblo. The alternative is to insist those billions be shifted […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States is proud to join with the international community to mark June 5 as World Environment Day, as we have since 1973. And I note with pleasure the selection of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as North American Host City, reaffirming its leadership in regional innovation and in the transformation to a […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Annual training is mandatory for employees who generate, manage, or dispose of a RCRA hazardous waste, says Lion Technology. Training must be job-specific and cover waste management procedures such as waste classification, proper container and tank storage, manifesting, emergency response, and disposal. Failure to comply with the RCRA hazardous waste rules […]
Innovative water filtration system allows Machaca Hill Rainforest Canopy Lodge in Belize to conserve
PUNTA GORDA, Belize — The management at Machaca Hill Lodge, located in southern Belize, now offers guests another way to preserve the sensitive environment surrounding the rainforest canopy lodge. The “PURE H2O” station allows eco-conscious travelers to refill their aluminum water bottles, provided upon check-in, whether they’re heading out on an adventure or spending time […]
Environmental Resource Center will present mandatory hazmat training compliance classes in Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — According to Environmental Resource Center, when workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Indianapolis at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – Indianapolis Airport on February […]
Focusing on SouthEast U.S. Companies, Environmental Training Program Discusses New Greenhouse Gas Reporting Mandate
LAFAYETTE, N.J. — For those managers and supervisors who need an in-depth overview of today’s environmental regulations, Lion Technology Inc., the nation’s leading regulatory compliance training firm, will soon be presenting its Complete Environmental Regulations workshop in the area. Key topics include air quality, water quality, chemical controls, and waste management. Students will learn how […]
Copenhagen: Environmental Justice Advocates Appeal to World Leaders to Honor Commitment to Communities Most Impacted by Climate Change
COPENHAGEN, and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Temperatures are rising at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen as negotiators scuffle to reach a consensus before heads of state arrive later this week. Many African American environmental justice NGO representatives balance support for the global south and their own communities back home as the focus turns […]
LAFAYETTE, N.J. — The latest round of U.S. EPA regulatory initiatives includes the new mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule issued on October 30, 2009. Under the new rule, the EPA will, for the first time, require large emitters of greenhouse gases to monitor and report their emissions. The new rule goes into effect on December […]
SEATTLE, Wash. — Bokashicycle announces first successful full-scale commercial fermentation process. In the U.S. alone, annually, more than 30 million tons of food waste is sent to landfills. Less than three percent of that waste is diverted from landfills, primarily through composting, producing greenhouse gases and heat. Bokashicycle offers a safer and more economic alternative. […]
VINELAND, N.J. — With more than 16 billion tons of cargo moving across the country each year, greening up a supply chain can have a significant impact on the environment. What’s on the bottom of every supply chain? Pallets. Each year in the U.S. alone, more than 1 billion pallets help move goods across the […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the Department of Toxic Substances Control (*Note 1), workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous […]
Florida Land Donation to aid in Restoring Everglades Sets Land Partnership Standard for Local Governments
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Okeechobee Land Dev. announced a land donation worth $53 million and 2,256 acres near Lake Okeechobee that will eventually help clean up polluted runoff flowing into local waterways has set a new standard in public-private partnerships. Martin County Commissioners unanimously endorsed the project Tuesday at their board meeting, and the […]
SEATTLE, Wash. — To many, the idea of composting sounds like a positive environmental behavior, but according to Dr. Lawrence Green, M.D., Ph.D. and founder of Bokashicycle, it may be doing more harm than good. Bokashicycle is the totally natural way to reduce, reuse and recycle organic waste. It heals the planet by reducing greenhouse […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Los Angeles business leader and environmental sustainability advocate David S. Honda has been appointed to the Sunshine Canyon Landfill Local Enforcement Agency (SCL-LEA). SCL-LEA is a recently created joint powers authority (JPA) formed in part to adjudicate operating issues surrounding the controversial urban landfill at Sunshine Canyon as they arise, while […]
APPLETON, Wis. — According to a preservation group called PreserveCW, the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, unless convinced otherwise, may sell an ecologically diverse camp property in Waushara County to commercial developers. Consideration of a sale has begun just five months after ceasing operation of Camp Webb at the Wautoma, Wisconsin property. Camp Webb had been […]
Best Selling Photography Book ‘The Natural World’ is a Quiet Call to Action as the Earth Battles Global Warming
OMAHA, Neb. — Wondrous and enchanting yet fragile and at risk, “The Natural World” (ISBN: 978-189031042-4), as seen through the eyes of celebrated nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen, chronicles ten distinct ecosystems that serve as islands of refuge not only for Earth’s diversity of life but for the human spirit as well. The man American […]
MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. — Soaring gas prices, a looming recession, and higher energy bills all add more pressure to businesses to effectively make money. However, Visionsoft is doing their part to help these businesses to save energy while positively affecting their bottom line.
PRICE, Utah — This year, Santa can’t wait for Christmas. A small, but dedicated group of rock art preservationists in Utah – the Nine Mile Canyon Coalition and their allies – are fighting to preserve what may be the original Santa Claus. Nine Mile Canyon: Located high on the side of a sheer cliff in a rugged place in central Utah is an ancient petroglyph that dates back over 1,000 years.
FLANDERS, N.J. — AERC.com, Inc., the nation’s leading full-service secure data management and recycling company, announces the expansion of its secure data destruction and disposal operations as a result of assets acquired Monday, January 7, from DynTek, a leading technology services provider.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Relios Jewelry, a company nationally recognized for its customer focus, merchandising teamwork, innovation, and operational excellence, now has more accolades to boast – this time in the arena of “Good Environmental Practices.” The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Department’s Pollution Prevention Staff has awarded America’s largest manufacturer of authentic American-made jewelry with not one but two prestigious honors.
NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio — There are many ways to conserve your valuable water supplies. Now could be the time to take a closer look at your toilet system, says BioLet USA, Inc. With the extreme low levels of rainfall and the already low water tables, many homeowners and residents of drought affected states are concerned with the growing drought conditions and the effects it will have on their daily lives.
BOSTON, Mass. — Boston’s Grille Zone is the first fast-casual restaurant in the nation to be certified green by the Green Restaurant Association. The Boston restaurant, which opened in June of 2007, is the first of several locations. Founders Ben Prentice and Barry Baker are currently entertaining investor inquiries to support plans for four additional locations in Boston and five in Albany over the next five years.
KNOXVILLE, Md. — The continually rising price of gasoline has many people looking for preventative medicine for that ever growing ailment. One area where they are seeking to find relief from the pain at the pump is in their daily commute. For many commuters the all-new “BugE” Personal Electric Transport from Harvey Coachworks may be just what the doctor ordered.
GREENWICH, Conn. — Written by author James Martin II, “William is Going Green” (ISBN 978-0-9799465-1-6) is an 860 word children’s book introducing William the Garbage Truck, a kelly green eco-friendly cartoon character determined to make the planet a safer and cleaner place to live. William often rhymes when he speaks.
Eco Capital and Green Oil Technologies Introduce Next Generation Gasification Technology to U.S. Markets
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Eco Capital and Invest, Inc. of Michigan City, Indiana and Green Oil Technologies of Denver, Colorado have made next generation gasification systems available to the North American markets, using the patented German Technology called KUG Thermolysis. Gasification plants convert many types of waste products into gas and electricity cleanly and efficiently.
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — “Saving the Wild Jaguar & Rainforest.” Prestige Imports originally purchased 2,500,000 sq. ft. of Pristine Amazon Rainforest and recently formed an alliance with the Rain Trust Foundation to preserve even more Rainforest in our designated Jaguar Vodka reserve. Each drink and bottle purchased increases the size of the Jaguar Vodka reserve.
SEDONA, Ariz. — Over two hundred Sedona citizens overflowed City Hall Chambers on August 15, to plead with City Council members and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to preserve their renowned dark and starry skies. Led by Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc. (KSB), a local conservation organization, Sedona residents enlightened their leaders on alternatives to putting up 76 sodium light poles that would add to global warming and cancer, while turning this magnificent town into a Las Vegas strip, according to Native Voices Foundation co-chair, Olympian Suzy Chaffee.
BASIL, Switzerland — “At the first World Clean Energy Awards in Basel’s Congress Center, Intertribal COUP’s NativeEnergy, a partnership of 12 Great Plains Tribes, was honored as ‘one of the world’s premier projects promoting large-scale use of renewable energies,'” according to Native Voices Foundation’s Tex Hall, former President of the National Congress of American Indians.
SEDONA, Ariz. — America’s Red Rock Cathedral is becoming a Green Model of Hope for Earth’s children. “To keep Sedona healthy and enhance global cooling, our community is taking bold measures,” said Green Sedona founder Matthew Turner, a 34 year old environmental scientist. “Turner offers simple natural solutions which raise the green bar for his Generation X, plus Y and Z,” said Suzy “Chapstick” Chaffee, co-chairman of the partnering Native Voices Foundation.
Senators, Environmentalists, Forestry Experts from Across the Nation Share Groundbreaking Input on Catastrophic Storms and Urban Forests
BILOXI, Miss. — The National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) hosted a groundbreaking public forum in Biloxi, Mississippi on June 6, 2007 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. ‘We gathered more than 40 experts and ordinary citizens from around the country to share ideas, best practices and first-person accounts about flooding in New Jersey, Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf region, ice storms in the Midwest, and other storm events.’
TAKOMA PARK, Md. — Think Energy, a renewable energy consulting firm, congratulates the State of Wisconsin on the release of a request for proposals for a long-term renewable energy purchase. Through a joint effort with the Responsible Purchasing Network at the Center for a New American Dream, Think Energy helped the State of Wisconsin draft a request for proposals.
Kedron Corporation Discovers a New Energy Source that is Extremely Inexpensive, Abundant and Pollution-Free
FAIRVIEW, Tenn. — Our dire need for a new source of inexpensive, pollution-free energy to free us from our dependency on foreign oil may have been met by a scientist in Tennessee. A new extremely inexpensive, pollution-free source of electricity has been discovered and is now being considered by major international corporations. This new technology produces electricity without chemical reactions, combustion or pollution.
Arctic Elders Invite All to Join ‘Mother of All Earth Prayers’ May 31 with Ceremonies at Mexico’s Mt. Kushumaa to Keep Poles Cool
ARCTIC VILLAGE, Alaska — On May 31, 2007, the Arctic Elders invite you, as a member of our Earth Family, to join them, in the following Prayer of love and appreciation to Mother Earth. On that day also, Indigenous Elders will lead ceremonies at Northern Mexico’s mystical Mt. Kushumaa during Earthdance8(.org). “Our intent is to further rebalance Mother Earth and Her weather for our children, including helping keep the polar ice caps cool,” said Olympian Suzy “Chapstick” Chaffee, co-founder of Native Voices Foundation, the orchestrator.
Public Forum on Catastrophic Storms and Urban Forests: ‘Speak Up, Plan & Protect’ Audio Media Briefing
BILOXI, Miss. — The National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) announces a public forum in Biloxi, Mississippi on June 6, 2007 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. “Speak Up, Plan & Protect” Audio Media Briefing on May 30, 2007.
SEATTLE, Wash. — With global warming at center stage in the current political debate, many homeowners are debating over ways to make their own homes more environmentally friendly. “The good news for buyers and sellers who is that green homes cost less to operate and maintain,” reports real estate expert Adrian Willanger. “And even modest eco-friendly improvements can significantly increase the value of a home,” he says.
BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. — MTC Limousine and Corporate Coach, Inc. is taking a proactive approach to global warming. They have launched a comprehensive program that addresses climate-change issues and reduces their impact on the environment. According to MTC President, Trevor Franklin, the plan is based on the belief that global warming uncertainty and risk are too great to wait for a “fix.”
CA Boom 4 Design Show Exhibitors Offer The Latest in Green Materials, Technologies and Manufacturing
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — California has always been a leader in the environmental movement, having pushed the development and sales of electric and hybrid cars, solar power and the use of recycled materials. Californians now want to take that green consciousness home. CA Boom 4 offers one venue where over 100+ exhibitors, many of whom will feature ecologically friendly products, will showcase their wares.
KNOXVILLE, Md. — Consumer concern about rising gas prices late last summer has brought increased attention to alternate fuel vehicles such as hydrogen and electric cars. Mike Harvey of Knoxville (and Harvey Coachworks), one such concerned consumer, took it upon himself and has recently completed a 4-month effort to convert a gas-powered car to an all-electric zero-emissions vehicle.
TRIPOLI, Libya — Phoenicia Group Libya LLC, the U.S.-Libyan risk management and business services firm, today announced a two year cooperation and partnership agreement with the Libya-based Environment Friend’s Association (EFA), a non governmental organization concerned with safeguarding and preserving Libya’s environment.
Emission Control Technology Destroys 91% of Methyl Bromide in Commercial Demonstrations – An Environmental Triple Play
BRIDGEPORT, N.J. — Value Recovery Inc., an environmental technology company, announced the results of its most recent emissions control demonstration for instantaneously destroying Methyl Bromide. Value Recovery proved the destruction of 91% of methyl bromide emissions from fumigation operations using its new breakthrough technology that employs a non-hazardous, water-based scrubbing system.
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