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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Environmental News Service Summary (1st-11th October)

Environmental News Service Summary (1st-11th October)

Date : 11th October 2002, Source : ENS



1st October 2002

TONS OF ILLEGAL AFRICAN IVORY SEIZED IN CHINA

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 1, 2002 (ENS) - The Kenya Wildlife Service and conservation organizations have expressed urgent concern about elephant poaching and illegal ivory trade following the seizure in Shanghai, China of a 3.6 ton shipment of ivory from Kenya. The seizure occurred late in August and was revealed only Thursday by Chinese customs officials. The seizure is the largest ivory smuggling bust in China to date.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-01-05.asp



2nd October 2002

LOUISIANA,TEXAS RESIDENTS FLEE HURRICANE LILI

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, October 2, 2002 (ENS) - Lili, a Category 4 storm that is termed "extremely dangerous" by the National Weather Service is heading for New Orleans, the northwestern Gulf Coast, and the mouth of the Mississippi River, forcing thousands of people in Louisiana and Texas to flee their homes.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-02-04.asp



LAND USE RIVALS GREENHOUSE GASES IN CHANGING CLIMATE

WASHINGTON, DC, October 2, 2002 (ENS) - Changes in land use may rival greenhouse gases in their contributions to global warming, suggests a new international study. The report details the effects of urban sprawl, deforestation and agricultural practices on regional surface temperatures, rainfall patterns and atmospheric circulation, arguing that these land surface changes may have more impact on climate than greenhouse gas emissions.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-02-06.asp



3rd October 2002

LAND DONATION EXPANDS ALASKA WILDLIFE REFUGE

ARLINGTON, Virginia, October 3, 2002 (ENS) - The Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge is almost 34,000 acres larger today, thanks to a land donation from the Richard King Mellon Foundation. The gift - the largest conservation contribution in Alaska's history - will protect 40 miles of Pacific coastal habitat and more than 100 miles of salmon streams and rivers in western Alaska.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-03-06.asp



4th October 2002

SEEING THE LAST OF LILI

CAMP SPRINGS, Maryland, October 4, 2002 (ENS) - Hurricane Lili weakened before it touched land on the Gulf Coast Thursday and lost strength as it blew across Louisiana and Texas with winds of about 75 miles an hour. The storm toppled trees and signs and knocked over powerlines, but only two injuries were reported, and the flooding was less severe than authorities had feared.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-04-03.asp



WILD ELEPHANTS FALLING TO ILLICIT IVORY TRADE

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 4, 2002 (ENS) - An illegal trade in ivory driven by large, unregulated domestic markets in several Asian and African countries exists today although a continuous ban on international trade in ivory has been in force since 1989, according to a series of analytical reports from the Elephant Trade Information System.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-04-01.asp



7th October 2002

CLIMATE RELATED PERILS COULD BANKRUPT INSURERS

ZURICH, Switzerland, October 7, 2002 (ENS) - Climate change is causing natural disasters that the financial services industry must address, a group of the world's biggest banks, insurers and re-insurers warned today. They estimated the cost of financial losses from events such as this summer's devastating floods in central Europe at $150 billion over the next 10 years.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-07-02.asp



8th October 2002

DROUGHT PLUS WAR EQUALS FAMINE FOR HORN OF AFRICA

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 8, 2002 (ENS) - On the western shore of the Red Sea, three drought stricken countries are locked in a food emergency that is threatening the lives of millions of people. Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Sudan have all been engaged in complex military conflicts that, together with the failure of the region's crops, have placed residents and refugees alike at risk of starvation.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-08-04.asp



THREATS TO PRIMATES ARE ESCALATING

WASHINGTON, DC, October 8, 2002 (ENS) - One in every three of the world's apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates are now threatened with extinction, warns a new report by international conservation groups. The report notes that primate species and subspecies classified as endangered or critically endangered has jumped by almost 63 percent - from 120 to 195 - since the last version of the report was issued in January 2000.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-08-06.asp



10th October 2002

NEPAL, INDIA FORGE TRANS-BORDER CONSERVATION PACT

By Deepak Gajurel

KATHMANDU, Nepal, October 10, 2002 (ENS) - Nepal and India have initiated a joint effort for the conservation of wild animals and plants in the border areas linking these South Asian neighbors. Both governments have agreed to monitor their common border regularly to halt illegal smuggling of timber, as well as poaching and trade in wildlife parts.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-10-02.asp



11th October 2002

IBERIAN LYNX TOPS NEW UICN THREATENED SPECIES LIST

GLAND, Switzerland, October 11, 2002 (ENS) - The Iberian lynx is close to becoming the first wild cat species to go extinct for 2,000 years, according to an updated Red List of Threatened Species published by IUCN-The World Conservation Union.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-11-03.asp



ATLANTA'S SMOG SEASON ENDS WITHOUT CELEBRATION

By Dustin Solberg

ATLANTA, Georgia, October 11, 2002 (ENS) - The Atlanta metropolitan area experiences the four seasons - spring, summer, fall and winter - and a fifth season, smog. Every year, after the five month smog season ends September 30, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division releases another set of air quality data. The news is never good, and this year, Atlanta air quality is worse than it was just a year ago.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-11-01.asp





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