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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Environmental News Service (28th October-8th November)

Environmental News Service (28th October-8th November)

Date : 8th November 2002, Source : ENS


28th October 2002

NORTHERN EUROPEAN COD COLLAPSE PREDICTED

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, October 28, 2002 (ENS) - Scandinavians who once depended on abundant codfish as a staple food will have to eat something else, and lovers of fish and chips will not find cod in the deep fry. Cod populations from the waters off western Norway to the Atlantic shores of Scotland are now so depleted that "all fisheries in this area that target cod should be closed," the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas is warning.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-28-03.asp



INTERNATIONAL FUNDS PROMOTE CONSERVATION IN MEXICO

MEXICO CITY, Mexico, October 28, 2002 (ENS) - Nearly 40 percent of the funds devoted to protect natural areas in Mexico now come from international sources, providing millions for personnel training, enforcement and education. This foreign funding is helping to transform some of Mexico's reserves from "paper parks" into well managed preserves.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-28-07.asp



OREGON DAM REMOVALS SET STAGE FOR NEW WILDLIFE AREA

PORTLAND, Oregon, October 28, 2002 (ENS) - Two hydropower dams will be removed from Oregon's Sandy River, opening unhindered access for threatened salmon and steelhead from the Pacific Ocean to the southwest slopes of Mt. Hood. Under an agreement between Portland General Electric, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and representatives from 21 other organizations, the dam removals will help create a 5,000 acre wildlife and public recreation area in the Sandy River Basin.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-28-06.asp



29th October 2002

JUDGE HALTS BAJA RESEARCH AFTER TWO WHALE DEATHS

SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 29, 2002 (ENS) - A federal district court judge ordered the National Science Foundation to stop using high decibel airguns in the Gulf of California yesterday, citing concern over possible harm to whales that environmentalists believe the research project has caused.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-29-10.asp



30th October 2002

USA HOLDS BACK AGREEMENT ON GLOBAL WARMING

NEW DELHI, India, October 30, 2002 (ENS) - The refusal of the United States to support the Kyoto Protocol continues to hamper negotiations at the United Nations climate change conference. As the talks near completion, deep divisions remain between negotiators over the roles of the industrialized and developing worlds in the effort to address climate change.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-30-10.asp



RISING EMISSIONS PUSH SKYROCKETING CLIMATE COSTS

NEW DELHI, India, October 30, 2002 - The final bill for this year's natural disasters could be over US$70 billion, according to financial experts at Munich Re, one of the world's largest re-insurance firms.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-30-02.asp



31st October 2002

U.S. NAVY SONAR SYSTEM BLOCKED BY FEDERAL COURT

SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 31, 2002 (ENS) - A federal judge today issued a preliminary injunction stopping the U.S. Navy from deployment of a new high intensity sonar system that could hurt or kill whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles with its loud signals.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-31-04.asp



FOOD SCIENTISTS FACE FARMER ANGER, WATER WARNINGS

MANILA, Philippines, October 31, 2002 (ENS) - Farmers' marches and a street conference protesting the corporatization and genetic engineering of foods have confronted the World Bank funded Consultative Group on Agriculture Research (CGIAR) at its annual general meeting in Manila this week. Inside, the researchers heard dire water shortage warnings.

http://ens-news.com/ens/oct2002/2002-10-31-01.asp



1st November 2002

GLOBAL MOUNTAIN SUMMIT OFFERS CONSERVATION HOPE

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, November 1, 2002 (ENS) - The final global event of the United Nations International Year of Mountains ended today with the offer of help by the government of Norway to prevent a potential environmental disaster in one of the most densely populated areas of Central Asia.

http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-01-01.asp



CALIFORNIA VOTERS ALERTED TO WATER CONTAMINATION

SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 1, 2002 (ENS) - Deteriorating water works, pollution, and outdated treatment technology are combining to deliver drinking water that might pose health risks to residents in four of California's largest cities, a new report warns.

http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-01-06.asp


DISSENT CLOUDS DELHI CLIMATE DECLARATION

NEW DELHI, India, November 1, 2002 (ENS) - Negotiators at the United Nations conference on climate change emerged from last minute discussions today with consensus on a final resolution, but there is concern that the heated debate of the past 10 days has resulted in little progress.

http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-01-10.asp



4th November 2002

CITES NEEDS STABLE FUNDING AS IT APPROACHES 30

SANTIAGO, Chile, November 4, 2002 (ENS) - The possibility that international trade in elephant ivory may resume is high on the agenda as delegates from the 160 countries that are Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meet to consider wildlife conservation and the budget to suppport it.

http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-04-02.asp



ALASKA JOLTED BY MAJOR EARTHQUAKE

FAIRBANKS, Alaska, November 4, 2002 (ENS) - A major earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, shook Central Alaska 92 miles south of Fairbanks on Sunday afternoon at 1:12 local time, according to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center in Fairbanks.

http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-04-03.asp



ITALY'S CEMENT BLIGHT

By Corinne Colette

ROME, Italy, November 4, 2002 (ENS) - Blessed with a bounty of beaches and mountains and cities of art and culture, Italy attracts tourists from all over the world. Tourism, however, is a double-edged sword. While creating more awareness of the value of Italy's natural beauty, it also makes illegal construction in the protected areas a bigger temptation for unscrupulous businessmen. These are often thinly veiled fronts for organized crime.

http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-04-04.asp



KNOWLES TAKES RED DOG MINE TO U.S. SUPREME COURT

JUNEAU, Alaska, November 4, 2002 (ENS) - Saying a recent Ninth Circuit Court decision undercuts the very core of a state's authority, the state of Alaska has filed an appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court of a ruling regarding the air quality permit at the world's largest zinc mine, Governor Tony Knowles announced Friday.

http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-04-05.asp



6th November 2002

REPUBLICANS WIN, ENVIRONMENT LOSES IN 2002

WASHINGTON, DC, November 6, 2002 (ENS) - With the 2002 elections leaving both the House and the Senate in Republican hands, control of crucial environmental committees will also rest with the GOP, along with the power to dictate the flow of environmental legislation through Congress. However, the split between the two major political parties remains close enough to ensure that the Bush administration will have difficulty advancing a partisan agenda.

http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-06-06.asp



VOTERS APPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL, ANIMAL PROTECTIONS

WASHINGTON, DC, November 6, 2002 (ENS) - Americans across the nation voted this year to spend more money to protect the environment and improve animal welfare. Voters approved a host of measures to slow sprawl and institute smart growth guidelines, and to boost spending on conservation, environmental restoration and animal protection.

http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-06-07.asp



7th November 2002

CONSERVATION GROUPS FEAR REPUBLICAN CONGRESS

WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2002 (ENS) - Forest protection groups are holding rallies and other events across the country today to protest Bush administration plans for fire management on public lands. The groups fear that Tuesday's elections, which boosted Bush's power to make policy, will lead to the undermining of forest protections - a fear shared by many environmental groups as Congressional power shifts away from some of conservation's strongest advocates.

http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-07-06.asp



DELAY SOUGHT FOR NEW ENGLAND GROUNDFISH LIMITS

By J.R. Pegg

WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2002 (ENS) - Several environmental groups have allied with the federal government in proposing a nine month delay to the implementation of new fishing restrictions for New England groundfish stocks. The delay comes in the wake of industry allegations that government scientists relied on flawed sampling data techniques to collect data for the new groundfish regulations.

http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-07-10.asp



EUROPE EXPERIMENTS WITH PRODUCT ECODESIGN

BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 7, 2002 (ENS) - The European Commission has circulated a new draft legislative proposal merging two previously separate initiatives to set ecodesign requirements and minimum energy efficiency standards for consumer appliances. The legislation is aimed at curbing Europe's energy consumption and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-07-01.asp



8th November 2002

NATIONS VOTE TO PROTECT MINKE, BRYDE'S WHALES

SANTIAGO, Chile, November 8, 2002 (ENS) - Countries in favor of conserving minke whales and Bryde's whales won two votes at the meeting of Parties to the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) today, turning down proposals by Japan to transfer these two species to a lower level of protection under the treaty.

http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-08-04.asp



INDONESIAN WILDFIRES ACCELERATED GLOBAL WARMING

WASHINGTON, DC, November 8, 2002 (ENS) - Wildfires that scorched parts of Indonesia in 1997 spewed as much carbon into the atmosphere as the entire planet's biosphere removes from it in a year, shows new research published this week. The fires, which destroyed thousands of forest acres and left peat bogs smoldering for months, released as much as 2.6 billion metric tons of carbon - mostly in the form of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) - into the atmosphere.

http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-08-06.asp





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