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World Wetlands Day: An Australian Wetland in Crisis

Article: World Wetlands Day: An Australian Wetland in Crisis

CANBERRA, Australia, February 2, 2009 (ENS) – Today, Australia’s Labor government used the occasion of World Wetlands Day to slam the former Liberal government for its treatment of the country’s 65 wetlands that are officially designated under the Ramsar treaty. World Wetlands Day marks the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands on…

Environmental Pledges Flow from First Clinton Global Initiative Asia

Article: Environmental Pledges Flow from First Clinton Global Initiative Asia

HONG KONG, China, December 3, 2008 (ENS) – Commitments to clean Hong Kong’s beaches, produce carbon-free energy from rice residues, and raise awareness of climate change in India are among the results of the first Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Asia. Today, at the conclusion of the two-day meeting in Hong Kong, former President Bill…

Pope Benedict Preaches Environmental Protection at World Youth Day

Article: Pope Benedict Preaches Environmental Protection at World Youth Day

SYDNEY, Australia, July 17, 2008 (ENS) – Pope Benedict XVI opened the official portion of his first visit to Australia today by reminding everyone at the Government House welcoming ceremony of “the need to protect the environment.” “With many thousands of young people visiting Australia at this time, it is appropriate to reflect upon the…