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2011-03-17 07:30:00

A new report by the Pew Environment Group has revealed that Canada's boreal forest, the world's largest on-land carbon storehouse, contains more freshwater than any other ecosystem, totaling more than 197 million acres of surface freshwater. As water scarcity and pollution continues to be a major topic, especially as the United Nations celebrates the International Year of Forests and World Water Day, scientists are calling boreal protection a top global priority. Canada must limit...

2011-03-16 14:34:00

Top scientists call boreal protection a global priority OTTAWA, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A first of its kind report by the Pew Environment Group reveals that Canada's boreal, the world's largest intact forest and on-land carbon storehouse, contains more unfrozen freshwater than any other ecosystem. As United Nations' International Year of Forests and World Water Day coincide, world leaders are grappling with water scarcity and pollution - and scientists are calling boreal...

2011-02-24 04:17:00

Pew applauds Pacific Islands for leading world on shark conservation WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate of Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean, passed a bill today banning the sale, possession and distribution of shark fins. With this legislation, sponsored by the Guam Senate's Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz, the Pacific islands continue to lead the world in the fight for shark conservation. It now moves to Governor Eddie Baza Calvo for his signature. "More...

2011-02-23 15:42:00

QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mathew Jacobson, manager of Pew Environment Group's International Boreal Conservation Campaign in Quebec, issued the following statement today in reaction to Premier Jean Charest's comments on Plan Nord, the province's initiative for the northern boreal. "We are pleased that Mr. Charest reaffirmed a steadfast course for Quebec's future, and has embarked upon a bold new model for conservation of the boreal forest. It is our hope that...

2011-02-17 17:05:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jane Danowitz, U.S. public lands director for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in reaction to a range of U.S. Interior Department proposals to withdraw areas around Grand Canyon National Park from new mining claims. "The clock is ticking, and we're looking to the Obama Administration to make a call that will safeguard Grand Canyon National Park long term from new mining around its borders. We urge the...

2011-01-26 23:01:00

After Ten Years International Plan to Save Sharks Still Not Implemented WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A decade after members of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) approved an international plan to conserve sharks, a new analysis finds that it has yet to be fully implemented. With 30 percent of all shark species now threatened or near threatened with extinction, there is little evidence that the plan has contributed significantly to improved...

2011-01-11 10:36:00

Pew Statement on National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Report WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marilyn Heiman, director of the Pew Environment Group's offshore energy reform efforts, issued the following statement on the final report issued by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: "The United States should aspire to be the world's leader in safe drilling standards, spill prevention and response, but the commission's report...

2010-12-23 13:43:00

New approach will help all interests work toward consensus on public land protection WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mike Matz, director of the Campaign for America's Wilderness of the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement in response to the Obama administration's new policy to better inventory and plan protection for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in the West and Alaska: "Secretary Salazar's policy pronouncement today affirms the Bureau...

2010-12-20 16:13:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Matt Rand, director of the Pew Environment Group's Global Shark Conservation Campaign, issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Senate passing the Shark Conservation Act, which was introduced by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101220/DC20295) "The Senate has acted decisively today to help protect sharks, the predators at the top of the global marine food chain. The Shark...

2010-12-15 15:56:00

Pew and partners call for federal rules that "stand the test of time" WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Obama administration develops sweeping new national forest management rules due early in 2011, an ad campaign starting tomorrow from the Pew Environment Group and 11 other national and regional environmental organizations makes a holiday push for a strong plan to protect America's national forests. With a festive ad in Politico and National Journal Daily this...


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