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  • Djoudj National Park restoration an immediate success

    Djoudj National Park is a waterbird oasis located in the delta of the Senegal River separating Mauritania and Senegal. But invasive species are threatening to crowd out the birds. We recently witnessed how our small investment in restoration made a big difference for the birds and tourism. The question now is how can we sustain this progress by strengthening the funding model for the park? ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Is iron from soil a factor in algal blooms?

    Australia's own distinctive red soils could play a part in the formation of the stinking swathes of blue-green algae often shovelled off east coast beaches in summer. A QUT team of scientists is taking an in-depth look at how iron, which gives our iron-rich soil its red colour, reaches water to potentially contribute to the algal blooms, which not only have a foul smell, but also make our eyes ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Missouri American Water Wildlife Biodiversity Project Shows Signs of Success

    A project designed to improve wildlife biodiversity on local property owned by Missouri American Water is showing the first signs of success. ...


    By American Water

  • Missouri American Water Brings “Wings Over Water” Programs To Earth Day Celebrations

    Missouri American Water and the World Bird Sanctuary are bringing watershed education programs to schools and community celebrations across the state in honor of Earth Day, marked on April 22, as well as the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking national Clean Water Act legislation. The “Wings Over Water” programs feature birds of prey up close and in ...


    By American Water

  • Abdoulaye Ndiaye wins international waterbird conservation award

    Abdoulaye Ndiaye of Senegal is being awarded the 2015 individual Conservation Award by the African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA). Abdoulaye was a long-time staff member of Wetlands International and currently acts as an Associate Expert. The award will be presented at the AEWA Meeting of the Parties taking place in Bonn, Germany from 9 to 14 November. Abdoulaye Ndiaye has worked in over 30 ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Celebrate Drinking Water Week

    Missouri American Water joins the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in recognizing May 1 to May 8 as National Drinking Water Week -- a time to recognize the vital role that drinking water plays in our daily lives. A few simple steps at home can help protect the rivers that are the source of our water. Watershed protection is the common thread that runs through ...


    By American Water

  • Vancouver-born Greenpeace celebrates its 40th anniversary

    Canada will play a special role in the 40th anniversary celebrations of Greenpeace, the world's largest, independent environmental organization. Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo (below) will receive a "Greenpeace Day" proclamation from the City of Vancouver tomorrow when the organization marks its official birthday. Next month, two Canadians will be featured in the launch ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Thousands of gallons of oil sopped up from California coast

    More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky crude that escaped from a ruptured pipeline, officials said Thursday. Up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked from the pipeline Tuesday, and up to 21,000 gallons reached the sea just ...


    By Associated Press

  • `Significant` oil spill closes United States ship channel

    No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in Monday to contain the spill and protect important shorebird habitat. A barge carrying about 900,000 gallons of the heavy oil collided with a ship  ...


    By Associated Press

  • Slick Sleuth™ Helping to Protect an Invaluable Ecological Reserve

    Huntington Beach California is home to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. It is a 300 acre coastal sanctuary for wildlife and migratory birds, including the endangered California Least Tern. ...


    By InterOcean Systems LLC

  • EPA Honors New York Environmental Champions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has honored 25 individuals and organizations from across New York with Environmental Champion Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Donovan Richards, Chair of the New York City Council's Committee on Environmental Protection, to present ...

  • 43 environmental projects receive `TogetherGreen` innovation grants

    Restoration of a wildlife sanctuary damaged by the Gulf oil spill, conservation internships for urban teenagers, and promotion of sustainable ranching are only three of the 43 projects in 27 states that will receive a total of nearly $1.1 million in the latest round of TogetherGreen Innovation Grants. This will mark the third year of TogetherGreen funding to facilitate people-powered conservation ...

  • Most of San Francisco Bay Oil Spill Not Recoverable

    The latest overflight of San Francisco Bay and the nearby coastline shows very little recoverable oil offshore and inshore from last Wednesday's spill of 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel, the U.S. Coast Guard said today. To date, seven miles of containment boom has been deployed to confine and collect oil in the water and six vessels are skimming and collecting oil. The ...

  • Landcare groups rewarded for their efforts

    19 landcare groups around the country can rest assured that their projects will go ahead after being awarded more than $50 000 in total by the Transpower Landcare Trust Grants Programme. Grants awarded in the latest funding round ranged from ...


    By NZ Landcare Trust

  • Gulf Ads Thank Gulf Senators for Passing Gulf Restoration Amendment

    Five Gulf state newspapers will run full-page color ads starting today thanking the nine Gulf senators who recently voted in favor of legislation to dedicate 80 percent of the Clean Water Act fines from the parties responsible for the Gulf oil spill to restoring the Gulf ecosystem and economy.   The ads features a "thank you" from 62 Gulf businesses, business groups and restoration ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • Federal departments failing on environmental commitments

    Federal government departments have made unsatisfactory progress on previously reported issues or recommendations in nine of fourteen areas audited, says the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Ron Thompson, in his Status Report tabled last week in the House of Commons. Although there was praise for the handling of toxic chemical management and site remediation, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Connecticut citizens receive prestigious regional EPA environmental award

    Three Connecticut citizens and two environmental groups from the Nutmeg State will be honored tomorrow in Boston’s Faneuil Hall as EPA presented its annual Environmental Merit Awards for 2011. The merit awards, recognizing valuable contributions to environmental awareness and problem solving, are a unique way that EPA can recognize individuals and groups that are making significant impacts ...

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