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Environmental Defense Offices Occupied By Climate Activists

Environmental Defense Offices Occupied By Climate Activists

WASHINGTON, DC, December 2, 2008 (ENS) – Grassroots climate activists took over the Washington, DC office of the nonprofit group Environmental Defense Monday. Led by Dr. Rachel Smolker, daughter of one of the group’s founders, the late Robert Smolker, the 20 activists were protesting Environmental Defense’s support of carbon trading as a solution to global…

Australia Embarks on Greenhouse Gas Reporting System

Australia Embarks on Greenhouse Gas Reporting System

CANBERRA, Australia, June 26, 2008 (ENS) – As of July 1, Australian businesses emitting large amounts of greenhouse gases will be required to monitor and measure the emissions ahead of reporting them to the government by October 2009. Senator Penny Wong, minister for climate change and water, said the requirements are part of Australia’s new…

Climate Change Links 2008 Champions of the Earth

Climate Change Links 2008 Champions of the Earth

NAIROBI, Kenya, January 29, 2008 (ENS) – A prime minister, a former prime minister, and a prince are among seven Champions of the Earth selected for recognition as outstanding environmental achievers by the UN Environment Programme. The work of this year’s champions – one from each region of the world – is all related to…