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Without Delay: Congress to Fast-Track Climate Legislation

Article: Without Delay: Congress to Fast-Track Climate Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC, January 15, 2009 (ENS) – The heads of some of America’s largest corporations together with the leaders of five of the country’s largest environmental groups today presented a joint plan to Congress for climate protection legislation. Congressional Democrats met their call for immediate action with assurances that they agree – there is no…

Ten Water Quality Projects Chosen to Reduce Gulf Dead Zone

Article: Ten Water Quality Projects Chosen to Reduce Gulf Dead Zone

WASHINGTON, DC, December 15, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. EPA has selected 10 finalists to apply for $3.7 million in Targeted Watersheds Grants that focus on water quality trading or other market-based water quality projects to reduce pollutants that cause low oxygen levels in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Currently the worst of the world’s…

Climate Hopes and Fears at Poznan

Article: Climate Hopes and Fears at Poznan

POZNAN, Poland, December 5, 2008 (ENS) – For the first time, a solar-powered car has traveled around the world, arriving at the UN climate conference in Poznan Thursday with the United Nations’ top climate official Yvo de Boer onboard for the last few meters to mark the historic moment. The solar taxi pulls up in…

Climate Change Conference Draws Governors to Yale

Article: Climate Change Conference Draws Governors to Yale

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, March 30, 2008 (ENS) – Governors from across the United States will meet at Yale University on April 17 and 18 to review state-level programs to combat global climate change and to develop a strategy for future action. Governors who plan to attend the conference include M. Jodi Rell of Connecticut, Arnold…