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Green Design and Economic Revitalization Advanced by Greening America’s Capitals Partners

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today, August 12, 2011, announced that through its Greening America's Capitals (GAC) project, it will help the five capital cities to create healthy communities through green development.

Chile Ban on Shark Finning Law Published: Praised by Pew

Matt Rand, director of global shark conservation for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement on August 8, 2011 in response to Chilean President Sebastián Piñera’s signing of Chile’s ban on shark finning.

Conservation Without Borders: IUCN and German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation Highlight European Examples of Transboundary Conservation

Conservation action involving several countries brings large scale benefits to nature and helps resolve social and political conflicts, a new IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) publication shows.

U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Industry Leaders Join Forces to Help Consumers Plug In Electric Vehicles

U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Google Inc., and more than 80 leading organizations in electric vehicle (EV) deployment will collaborate to provide consumers and industry with accurate and up-to-date information on the locations of electric vehicle charging stations.

US EPA and USDA Create a Partnership to Improve Drinking Water Systems and Develop Workforce in Rural Communities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today, August 8, 2011, announced a national partnership to protect Americans’ health by improving rural drinking water and wastewater systems.

Horizon International Invites Associates: Interns, Volunteers, Research Fellows 2011-2012

Opportunity Details:  Internships and Research Fellowships for fall 2011 and 2012 for a minimum of a three month period which can commence at any time and be fulfilled over an extended time.

One Poor Woman Who Feeds Thousands in Argentina

"This shouldn't have to exist," Barrientos told IPS at the Los Piletones soup kitchen, which she runs. "What there should be is decent work, so that every man and woman could go out and earn a living. But until that is possible, we'll have to keep this going."

Your Help Desperately Needed by Millions of Starving People

More than 10 million people across the Horn of Africa are in dire need of humanitarian assistance due to a deadly combination of drought, escalating food prices and armed conflict. Hundreds of thousands of children are facing death due to starvation,” according to UNICEF.

US Environmental Protection Agency Publishes Rule to Improve Reporting of Chemical Information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasing the type and amount of information it collects on commercial chemicals from chemical manufacturers, allowing the agency to better identify and manage potential risks to Americans’ health and the environment.

UN Redoubles Efforts to Close Sanitation Gap

In a bid to improve the health and well-being of millions of people worldwide, the United Nations on 21 June 2011 launched a major push to accelerate progress towards the goal of halving, by 2015, the proportion of the population without access to basic sanitation.

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