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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.

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."

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