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Argentina Creates New Coastal Marine Park

Article: Argentina Creates New Coastal Marine Park

NEW YORK, New York, January 2, 2008 (ENS) – A new coastal marine park signed into law by the government of Argentina is the first protected area in the country designed to safeguard areas of ocean where wildlife feed as well as onshore breeding colonies. The park in southern Argentina’s Chubut province became official in…

Slow Progress in Poznan While Climate Threats Mount

Article: Slow Progress in Poznan While Climate Threats Mount

POZNAN, Poland, December 13, 2008 (ENS) – The annual UN climate change conference ended shortly before 3:00 am today in Poznan with a commitment from governments to shift into full negotiating mode next year in order to shape a effective international response to climate change, to be agreed in Copenhagen at the end of 2009.…

Melting Andean Glaciers Could Leave 30 Million High and Dry

Article: Melting Andean Glaciers Could Leave 30 Million High and Dry

WASHINGTON, DC, April 28, 2008 (ENS) – About 99 percent of the Chacaltaya glacier in Bolivia has disappeared since 1940, says World Bank engineer Walter Vergara, in his new report, “The Impacts of Climate Change in Latin America.” One of the highest glaciers in South America, Chacaltaya is one of the first glaciers to melt…

Renewable Energy Industry Hot in Latest Global Status Report

Article: Renewable Energy Industry Hot in Latest Global Status Report

WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2008 (ENS) – The renewable energy industry is rising from obscurity into the mainstream of the energy sector, the latest global assessment reveals, although public perception of the industry has not kept pace with the reality. The renewable energy sector now accounts for 2.4 million jobs globally, and has doubled electric…