Monthly Archives: May 2011

US keeps bluefin tuna off endangered list

                    AFP Fri May 27, 2:39 pm ET by Shaun Tandon WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States on Friday rejected calls to protect Atlantic bluefin tuna as an endangered species, saying … Continue reading

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Dams power down in the largest US dam removal

Associated Press Sat May 28, 5:55 pm ET By PHUONG LE, PORT ANGELES, Wash. – The Elwha River on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula once teemed with legendary salmon runs before two towering concrete dams built nearly a century ago cut off … Continue reading

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How to stop getting the yellow pages

The Conscious Consumer blog Posted Fri Feb 4, 2011 1:40pm PST By Lori Bongiorno With Internet directories and cell-phone lookups, many people consider the printed yellow pages a relic of the past. But the books keep showing up on their … Continue reading

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Germany decides to abandon nuclear power by 2022

Associated Press Mon May 30, 3:15 pm ET By JUERGEN BAETZ, Associated Press – BERLIN – Europe’s economic powerhouse, Germany, announced plans Monday to abandon nuclear energy over the next 11 years, outlining an ambitious strategy in the wake of … Continue reading

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TV, Internet harming protection of biodiversity: UN

AFP May 31, 6:41 am ET By Staff MANILA (AFP) – Young people’s fascination with television, the Internet, video games and other electronic entertainment is making it more difficult to protect the world’s biodiversity, a UN official warned Tuesday. Because … Continue reading

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EU carbon emissions ‘plummeted in 2009′

Reuters Tue May 31, 8:11 am ET by Staff PARIS (AFP) – Greenhouse-gas emissions by the 27 members of the European Union fell by 7.1 percent in 2009 over 2008, driven by economic recession but also a switch to renewable … Continue reading

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German nuclear cull to add 40 million tones CO2 per year

Reuters By Nina Chestney and Jackie Cowhig Tue. May 31, 9:10 am ET LONDON (Reuters) – Germany’s plan to shut all its nuclear power plants by 2022 will add up to 40 million tones of carbon dioxide emissions annually as the country turns to … Continue reading

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UN aims for biodiversity treaty by July 2012

AFP Tue May 31, 10:42 am ET by Staff MANILA (AFP) – A global treaty on the harvesting of genetic resources will probably be ratified by July 2012, the UN executive secretary on biological diversity said Tuesday. So far, 25 countries have signed the … Continue reading

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Turtle haul prompts Philippines to call for action

AFP Mon May 30, 8:38 am By Staff MANILA (AFP) – Southeast Asian countries must act now to protect the region’s biodiversity in the face of those who want to plunder its resources for a quick profit, the Philippine president … Continue reading

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Dundalk Elementary Students Highlight Storm Drain Issues

                        May 31, 2011 dundalk.patch.com By Kim Remesch On a early morning last week, a class of fourth-graders from Dundalk Elementary School followed their teacher Kelly Conlon like a gaggle … Continue reading

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