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2011-11-16 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A typical U.S. household uses an average of 400 to 500 gallons of water per day- the same amount it takes to fill a Jacuzzi - and a vast amount considering there are more than 100 million households in the U.S. Despite the staggering statistics around water consumption, there is low consumer awareness around the severe levels of water depletion in the U.S., and many don't know that two-thirds of America's drinking water comes from rivers and...

2011-11-07 13:38:00

Pest infestations in both urban and rural areas are estimated to cause economic damage exceeding $2.5 billion annually ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As fall turns into winter, people across the country buy or gather firewood to heat their homes, campsites, and cabins, and many aren't aware that moving firewood more than 50 miles can increase the risk of new invasive pest infestations that kill trees. A recent study, "Economic Impacts of Non-Native Forest...

2011-11-04 07:00:00

The 2nd State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit brings together experts and leaders with an interest in the Gulf of Mexico. A unique feature of the SGM SUMMIT2011 is an emphasis on developing an effective âœreport cardâ that can be used by resource managers and decision makers in science and business to understand the impacts of our activity. Unprecedented cooperation has preceeded this important event. Corpus Christi, TX (PRWEB) November 04, 2011 During...

2011-11-01 14:00:00

The organization and its partners encourage shoppers to give âœresponsible, meaningfulâ gifts this holiday season Arlington, VA (PRWEB) November 01, 2011 On November 28 and throughout the holiday season, The Nature Conservancy is encouraging consumers to purchase responsible, meaningful gifts during the second annual Green Gift Monday campaign. Last year on Cyber Monday, shoppers spent a record $1 billion online. âœImagine the...

2011-11-01 09:31:49

During the past decade, voluntary contracts called conservation easements have become a popular method for conserving land. Embodied in an agreement between landowners and a government or non-governmental organization, these easements have differing goals, structures and financial arrangements. As the area protected by easements has grown to 30 million acres, questions have multiplied. Are easements the most efficient way to conserve land and biodiversity? What easement structures are...

2011-10-27 18:00:00

The Conservancy Identifies Top Nature Resurgences Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 Decades ago, few would have predicted that bald eagles would be a common sight over the Potomac River in the 21st Century. But as The Nature Conservancy celebrates its 60th anniversary this month, eagles are among the top 10 success stories of modern conservation, as identified by Conservancy scientists in a new report. âœNature is resilient,â said M. Sanjayan, lead...

2011-10-20 14:13:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan today announced that 1,077 acres in Penn and Cook townships, Cumberland County, including more than three miles of Irishtown Gap Hollow Run, will be added to Kings Gap Environmental Education Center. There will be a public ceremony celebrating the acquisition at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. "This new addition is almost completely forested and has been...

2011-10-14 14:01:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 20th, Franco-Brazilian fashion designer Anne Fontaine will launch her 501 (c) (3) non-profit environmental charity, The Anne Fontaine Foundation. The Foundation's mission is to contribute to the protection and restoration of the Bahia region of the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil, also known as the Mata Atlantica. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111014/NY86913LOGO ) "It has always been a dream to actively be involved in the...

2011-10-05 18:41:00

Bill dedicates oil spill fines to restore Gulf ecosystems, communities & economies WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of groups supporting Gulf restoration thanked Members from both sides of the aisle who introduced a bill today that will ensure that 80 percent of penalties paid by BP and others responsible for last year's Gulf oil disaster are used to help restore the region, not for unrelated federal spending. The RESTORE Gulf Coast States Act of 2011...

2011-09-21 11:11:00

Senate urged to pass bipartisan bill to dedicate oil spill fines to restore Gulf WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of six groups supporting Gulf restoration praised the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee for approving legislation today, the RESTORE the Gulf Coast States Act, with a strong showing of bipartisan support. The bill passed by voice vote with only three requested no's recorded. The legislation would ensure that penalties paid by...