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Healthy Child Healthy World Joins With LiceGuard® and Robi Comb® 9.9.2009 ENN Network News - ENN
LOS ANGELES, September 9, 2009 - Healthy Child Healthy World, the nation's nonprofit leader in educating the public about preventing children's exposure to harmful chemicals, is proud to announce a new long-term partnership with LiceGuard®, a company committed to bringing natural, non-toxic and healthy treatment alternatives to the market.
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Roads are ruining the rainforests 3.9.2009 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
"THE best thing you could do for the Amazon is to bomb all the roads." That might sound like an eco-terrorist's threat, but they're actually the words of Eneas Salati, one of Brazil's most respected scientists. Thomas Lovejoy, a leading American biologist, is equally emphatic: "Roads are the seeds of tropical forest destruction."
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Lawsuit Filed to Protect Arctic Seal Threatened by Global Warming 3.9.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2009 Center for Biological Diversity and Greenpeace The Center for Biological Diversity and Greenpeace today filed suit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for denying necessary protections under the Endangered Species Act for the ribbon seal despite clear scientific evidence that the species is threatened by global warming. The ribbon seal, an ice-dependent species of the Bering, Chukchi, and Okhotsk seas off Alaska and Russia, is threatened by global warming and the consequent loss of its sea-ice habitat, as well as recent decisions to open its habitat to oil development. ...
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Blog - Space Rovers Tested in Arizona 1.9.2009 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
At its annual Desert RATS event, NASA is testing new robots in a simulated lunar environment.

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Is Wind Power on the Great Plains a Catch-22 For Wildlife? 28.8.2009 TreeHugger
photo: via flickr Earlier this week a new journal article was released that calculated the under various future energy and climate policy scenarios for 2030 -- in short how much energy sprawl could be created. has an interesting related piece on how balancing the needs of protecting threatened bird ... ...
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Suit Filed to Stop Development of Wildlife Preserve; Land Swap Will Lead to Warehouses in Endangered Species Habitat 28.8.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2009

Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity and San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society filed suit today challenging the planned conversion of a wildlife preserve to industrial development. The suit asserts that a proposed land swap on the March Stephens' Kangaroo Rat Preserve would further endanger the Stephens' kangaroo rat and harm other imperiled species.

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Is It Time to Consider 'Energy Sprawl' When Discussing Future Energy & Climate Policy? 26.8.2009 TreeHugger
Image: A new article published in the online journal takes on the issue of energy sprawl -- namely how much land is required to produce energy from different sources -- under different in 2030. The researchers found that the... ...
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Caribbean Plants Win Federal Protection, But Not West Coast Seabird 21.8.2009 ENS
Caribbean Plants Win Federal Protection, But Not West Coast Seabird
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China's Giant Panda Could Be Extinct Soon (2-3 Generations) 18.8.2009 TreeHugger
Two panda cubs in southwest China. Photo: , CC Very Precarious Situation We've all heard that giant panda bears aren't exactly rabbits when it comes to reproduction. Even in the best circumstances they reproduce slowly, but because the panda's habitat in China is being destroyed and divided into smaller patches (mostly be highways and roads), pandas are having a hard time finding mates, threatening to reduce their gene pool under what is viable.... ...
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Union Pacific Agrees to Restore Nevada Streams, Wetlands 17.8.2009 ENS
Union Pacific Agrees to Restore Nevada Streams, Wetlands
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China's Giant Panda Faces Extinction in 'Two to Three Generations' 17.8.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Peter Foster

The threat to the country's signature animal is caused by the increasing fragmentation of its living areas. This is making it difficult for different panda populations to inter-breed, said Fan Zhiyong, a leading conservationist and the species programme director for the World Wide Fund for Nature in China.

"If the panda cannot mate with those from other habitats, it may face extinction within two to three generations," Mr Fan told the state-run Global Times newspaper. "We have to act now."

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Hundreds of New Species Found in Warming Eastern Himalayas 13.8.2009 ENS
Hundreds of New Species Found in Warming Eastern Himalayas
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Home Depot and Habitat for Humanity Back Green Building 4.8.2009 Sustainable Housing and Green Building News - ENN
Habitat for Humanity and the Home Depot Foundation started a pilot last year through 30 affiliates that resulted in 260 sustainable homes. The Partners in Sustainable Building program began there, and is now poised to break into the national sphere.
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Tejon Ranch to Release Secret Condor Documents at Long Last 4.8.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2009

Center for Biological Diversity

The Tejon Ranch Company announced yesterday that it would seek to lift the protective order it had filed in its own lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the reintroduction of the California condor.

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Forest Service ORV Plan Near Grand Canyon Halted 3.8.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2009 Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) Following an appeal by the Center for Biological Diversity, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and other conservation groups, the Forest Service late Friday conceded to re-do an off-road vehicle plan for lands adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park. The Kaibab National Forest will reanalyze an off-road vehicle plan that would have allowed nearly unfettered off-road vehicle access that threatened archeological sites, watershed conditions, and wildlife habitat and would have continued the spread of invasive ...
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Nirvana on a backhoe 29.7.2009 High Country News Most Recent
Kim Erion restores habitat using heavy equipment and a heartfelt connection to things like logs and rhododendrons.
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Blog - A Robotic Arm for Lunar Missions 27.7.2009 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
NASA has developed a robotic device that can help astronauts live and work on the moon and eventually Mars.

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Tester Logging Bill Breaks Campaign Promise, Terms of Endorsement Deal 18.7.2009 NewWest.Net Politics
Editor's note: Newwest.Net welcomes guest commentaries but doesn't necessarily support the opinions of guest writers. In this case, at today's press conference where Senator Jon Tester announced the introduction of his bill, NewWest.Net offered the senator's communications staff an opportunity to write a counter commentary to the opinions expressed below. They are "considering it."--Bill Schneider. I have read the Tester Logging Bill, to be publicly announced at the RY Sawmill in Townsend on Friday, July 17, 2009. The Tester Logging Bill is in direct contradiction to a specific May 30, 2006, campaign promise made by then-State Sen. Jon Tester to secure the votes of my supporters in the June 6, 2006, Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate. On May 30, ...
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Tester Logging Bill Breaks Campaign Promise, Terms of Endorsement Deal 18.7.2009 NewWest.Net All Headlines
Editor's note: Newwest.Net welcomes guest commentaries but doesn't necessarily support the opinions of guest writers. In this case, at today's press conference where Senator Jon Tester announced the introduction of his bill, NewWest.Net offered the senator's communications staff an opportunity to write a counter commentary to the opinions expressed below. They are "considering it."--Bill Schneider. I have read the Tester Logging Bill, to be publicly announced at the RY Sawmill in Townsend on Friday, July 17, 2009. The Tester Logging Bill is in direct contradiction to a specific May 30, 2006, campaign promise made by then-State Sen. Jon Tester to secure the votes of my supporters in the June 6, 2006, Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate. On May 30, ...
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A Better Kind of Offset 13.7.2009 GOOD

The emerging market for biodiversity offsets aims to curb—and reverse—our impact on the planet.

Offsetting your carbon footprint has never been easier. Drive a car 300 miles on a business trip, or hop on a flight to Hawaii for your honeymoon, and you can pay someone to reduce carbon emissions on your behalf. The idea behind offsets is simple: A ton of carbon is a ton of carbon, so you can balance out your own emissions…


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