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Tsumani Victims: Where to send contributions

The following list provided by the Associated Press staff is among the aid agencies accepting contributions for those affected by the earthquake and tsunamis in Asia.


International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War

Across the developing world and the countries of the former Soviet Union, old chemical stockpiles, aging nuclear reactors, damaged and decaying factories and other assorted environmental time-bombs are ticking.


Stockholm Convention on POPs to Become International Law, Launching Global Campaign to Eliminate 12 Hazardous Chemicals

The 2001 Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) enters into force on Monday, 17 May, marking the start of an ambitious international effort to rid the world of PCBs, dioxins and furans, and nine highly dangerous pesticides.


Governments Propose New CITES Trade Rules For Dozens of Wildlife Species

The proposals offer detailed arguments on how to improve the conservation
and sustainable use of the African elephant, the minke whale, the great
white shark, various tropical birds, trees and orchids, numerous turtle
species, the southern white rhinoceros, two species of crocodile, the bald
eagle, several medicinal plants and many other species.


Controlling the Andean potato weevil through Integrated Pest Management

Controlling Andean potato weevils while minimizing pesticide use


“Development Connections: The Hedgerow Model” by Neva R. Goodwin from "Evolving Values for a Capitalist World."

In economic thinking, development is a teleologic process; it aims to accomplish changes that will bring the state of the world closer to some preferred state. Different development actors and agents hold different visions of the preferred state—the goal. For development to achieve its objectives, the process must be well matched to the goal.


Downtown redevelopment: The Denver Dry Building

Central Business District’s (CBC) revitalization using mix-use, mixed-income redevelopment of historical buildings.


Ecosystems of Bolivia

Bolivia is one of the richest countries in the world, with high biodiversity in birds, neo-tropical mammals, a variety of ecosystems and rich cultural communities. However, Bolivia is also a developing country that faces enormous problems in its efforts to solve economical problems and poverty, many times resulting in irreparable damage to the ecology and natural resources.


Global Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol Implementation

An appropriate legal framework is essential to accomplishment of clean energy solutions. This paper discusses legislative and regulatory measures that have contributed to successes in achieving clean energy improvements and concomitant reductions in releases of carbon dioxide contributing to global warming.


The Songtaaba Women’s Group

In the Sahelian countries, the semi-arid regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, severe deforestation and desertification are taking a great toll in loss of natural resources, livelihoods and health, and there are few socially acceptable activities where women can earn their own money.


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