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Construction Industry Could Trim Climate Emissions Cheaply

Article: Construction Industry Could Trim Climate Emissions Cheaply

POZNAN, Poland, December 8, 2008 (ENS) – Energy use in buildings accounts for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, but the potential of the construction sector to combat climate change has not been tapped, according to a new report issued by the United Nations Environment Programme. The report was released Saturday to governments meeting in…

U.S. and Canada Collaborate on Arctic Sea Bed Mapping

Article: U.S. and Canada Collaborate on Arctic Sea Bed Mapping

DAKAR, Senegal, September 4, 2008 (ENS) – To help Africa obtain its fair share of climate emissions reduction projects under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism and satisfy a growing interest in a carbon market on the continent, the International Emissions Trading Association on Wednesday launched the first all Africa Carbon Forum at Le Meridien…

Extinction Closes in on Half the World's Apes, Monkeys

Article: Extinction Closes in on Half the World's Apes, Monkeys

EDINBURGH, Scotland, August 5, 2008 (ENS) – Monkeys, apes and other primates are vanishing from the face of the Earth, with some “literally being eaten to extinction,” according to the world’s foremost primate authorities gathered this week at the 22nd International Primatological Society Congress in Edinburgh. “We’ve raised concerns for years about primates being in…

G8 Endorses Halving Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

Article: G8 Endorses Halving Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

TOYAKO, Japan, July 8, 2008 (ENS) – The leaders of the world’s eight wealthiest countries, the G8, today announced that they support the goal of cutting global emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases by half within 42 years. We “seek to adopt, as a global goal, the goal of achieving at least 50 percent reduction of…

OECD: Tackle Environmental Problems Now or Pay More Later

Article: OECD: Tackle Environmental Problems Now or Pay More Later

OSLO, Norway, March 6, 2008 (ENS) – Solving four major environmental problems – climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, and the health impacts of pollution and toxics – is both achievable and affordable, finds a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, which includes 30 countries committed to democracy and the…

Two New Mammals Found in Remote New Guinea

Article: Two New Mammals Found in Remote New Guinea

Mammalogist Martua Sinaga holds this 1.4 kg giant rat, a species that is probably new to science. (Photo by Bruce Beehler courtesy Conservation International) ARLINGTON, Virginia, December 18, 2007 (ENS) – A miniscule possum and an enormous rat were recorded by scientists as probable new species on a recent expedition to a remote and virtually…