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US EPA Launches Green Products Web Portal for Pollution Prevention Week

The EPA is observing Pollution Prevention (P2) Week, September 19-25, 2011, by launching a new tool designed to provide Americans easy access to information about everyday products like home appliances, electronics and cleaning products that can save money, prevent pollution and protect people’s health.

Mobile Phone Innovation to Test Water Quality Wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Alison Bick has developed a low-cost portable method to test water quality using a mobile phone.

Tokelau Declares Shark Sanctuary

Matt Rand, director of Global Shark Conservation for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement on 7 September 2011 in response to the shark sanctuary designation made by Tokelau, an island territory in the South Pacific.

Green Investments in Water Help Human Health Food Security and Economic Growth

Investing 0.16 per cent of global GDP in the water sector could reduce water scarcity and halve the number of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation in less than four years, according to United Nations research released on August 25, 2011.

Scientist Receives 2011 Stockholm Water Prize for Work to Save Lakes

Stephen R. Carpenter, Professor of Zoology and Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, received the 2011 Stockholm Water Prize by H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden for his groundbreaking research that showed how lake ecosystems are affected by the surrounding landscape and human activities.

World Water Week Opens with Global Leaders Calling for Green Investments to Secure Water for Future Cities

Global leaders convening at the opening session of the 2011 World Water Week in Stockholm called for increased investments in disaster-resilient infrastructure and smarter water management to avoid droughts, floods and pollution from further threatening the food, energy, and water security in a rapidly urbanizing world.

At World Water Week UN-HABITAT Calls for Planning for Sustainable Urban Futures

Providing basic facilities, including water and sanitation, but also transport and housing, in increasingly condensed urban areas will be one of the major challenges facing the world in the coming years

Country-Led Service Delivery a Key to Water and Sanitation Access in Africa Says Report

According to a new report released today by the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) at the World Bank, African countries that transition to taking a leadership role in safe water and sanitation service delivery to the millions of people without access have an unprecedented opportunity to drastically reduce these numbers by 2015.

Sustainable Sugar Comes To Market in Brazil

A mill in Sao Paulo, Brazil has become the first to have its sugar cane production certified under the new Bonsucro sustainability standard. “This will change the sugar cane industry forever,” said Kevin Ogorzalek, WWF-US program officer and Chairman of the Bonsucro Board.

Over 1,000 Species Newly Discovered In New Guinea

Final Frontier: Newly Discovered species of New Guinea (1998 – 2008), a WWF study reports that 1,060 new species have been discovered the island of New Guinea from 1998 to 2008.

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