The Russian Department of Environmental Management and Ecology in July and August examined 58 petrol-filling stations (189 samples were taken) in Moscow and registered six cases of environmental violations. The total number of registered violations since January has reached 15 cases, Timur Chernyshev, the Department’s press-secretary, told The Moscow News. Continue reading Regulators Find New Gas Station Violations
Since Google.org launched the RechargeIT initiative in June as part of our efforts to stop global warming, a lot has happened in the world of plug-in vehicles. Automakers have made key announcements about future plans for plug-ins. Our grantee, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), along with Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), released a comprehensive assessment that found that widespread use of plug-in hybrids could dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The charge for electrified transportation is heating up, and we couldn’t be more excited. But consumers still can’t buy plug-in vehicles – and that’s a problem. It’s time for us to put some money where our mouth is and help accelerate mass commercialization of plug-in vehicles. Continue reading Drivers, start your batteries!
По оценке Госконтроля, отслеживание состояния окружающей среды должным образом не организовано, поскольку у общественности и принимающих решения лиц отсутствует достаточная информация на этот счет, кроме того, данные о состоянии окружающей среды рассредоточены по базам данных около 40 учреждений. Continue reading Госконтроль: доступность информации об окружающей среде недостаточна, а ее адекватность вызывает сомнения
China’s rising greenhouse gas output illustrates the need for greater global cooperation against climate change, U.S. President George W. Bush’s environmental adviser said Tuesday.
James Connaughton said China had responded positively to calls from the U.S. and others for a global agreement to limit greenhouse gases after the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012. Continue reading U.S. environmental adviser says China emissions rise shows need for climate cooperation
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FOEN) at the weekend beamed its searchlight on environmental degradation in the Niger Delta saying the Federal Government should give victims adequate compensation.
Continue reading Nigeria: N Delta – NGO Makes Case for Victims of Environmental Degradation
Environmental Power Corporation today announced results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2007. The Company is also announcing that its annual shareholders meeting will be held on September 10, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. The Company is further providing an update on its strategic business plan and business activities Continue reading Environmental Power Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results, Announces Sale of Carbon Credits, Provides Business Update and Announces Annual Meeting
Governor Daniels appointed a former Indiana University dean to examine whether current environmental laws are enough to protect the Great Lakes.
The move came after mounting criticism of Indiana’s decision to allow BP to increase the amount of pollution it discharges into Lake Michigan. Continue reading Daniels appoints former IU dean to examine environmental laws
The European-wide, open, two-stage pilot competition for future-oriented architectures of living focuses on social reality with its differentiated lifestyles. The submitted projects are supposed to inspire a new paradigm in an “extended living programme” through “scenarios of everyday life”. Continue reading Society and Ecology. Living Generations
Walter Leal praised for work on pheromones, personal productivity, collaborations
Walter Leal, professor and chairman of the Department of Entomology at UC Davis, recently received the International Society of Chemical Ecology’s 2007 Silverstein-Simeone Lecture Award for his innovative research on how insects detect smells and communicate within their species.
Continue reading Celebrated UCD scientist wins lecture award
The Envirothon program is a competitive event for middle school and high school teams of five members to compete in a natural resources knowledge and ecology field day against other school teams. It stimulates, reinforces and enhances student’s interest in the environment and the state’s natural resources. Continue reading Envirothon tests ecology knowledge