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Air Pollution in Tamil Nadu is a Cause of Concern for Environmentalists

Environmental agencies in Tamil Nadu are demanding monitoring stations in heavily industrialised pockets after a study found air samples //from the state among the most polluted in India. The groups have urged the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to apply for central funds to set up volatile...

Pelosi, Governors' Remarks Before Meeting on Health Care

...e climate change bill? Speaker Pelosi. What a way to change the subject. We're doing just fine on that subject. Q: And any response to environmentalists who say that its been so watered down that you should just start over? Speaker Pelosi. I would just like to say that we have very strong envir...

An even-handed analysis of environmental policy

...ave led to high environmental quality and have permitted the EU to lead in global reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Topics covered include: environmentalists versus industry: a collision between the two post-World War II movements The modern offshore oil industry Environmental and public health managemen...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 20, 2008

...publication. Solar energy has been touted for years as a safer, cleaner alternative to burning fossil fuels to meet rising energy demands. However, environmentalists and others are increasingly concerned about the potential negative impact of solar cell (photovoltaic) technology. Manufacture of photovoltaic cells r...

Report Shows Dangerous Chemical Can Leach From Baby Bottles

... environmentalists want bisphenol A banned from products for infants THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Environmental health organizations in the United St...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission

...ge to climate While California's law has yet to be implemented fully, it is already being used as a template for nationwide action that American environmentalists hope will turn their country from a laggard on climate change, to a leader. Fabian Nunez, the speaker of California's state parliament, says t...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Spreading Its Tentacles in Massachusetts

... Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is spreading fast in Massachusetts, resulting in calls mosquito spraying, though environmentalists seem to have reservations . EEE is a potentially deadly encephalitis. Though the incidence is rising, authorities are reluctant to go in for whol...

Millions Spent, but the Indian Capital's River Still Stinks

...n, goes into the Yamuna untreated, the pollution monitoring board says. The city is playing a game of catch-up, and losing it could be deadly, environmentalists say. "We can't afford to develop a waste treatment culture where only some part of waste is treated," said Centre for Science and Environment ...

Brits Experiencing Moth Trouble With Their Cashmeres

...r and greater use of central heating. Cashmere has become particularly popular recently and moths love it," a company spokesman said. However, environmentalists such as Sir David Attenborough say moths are under threat and 53 species have been listed as a priority for conservation. Naturalists say moth...

Why Humans Fail to Act on Climate Change

... the population are aware of the issues, but most continue on their current paths. The idea of climate is very "abstract" - despite efforts by environmentalists and the media to portray the urgency of the situation, Seidl noted. "In addition, many people are burdened in their day-to-day lives by existe...
Environmentalists in Biological News

ISU researcher identifies protein that concentrates carbon dioxide in algae

... AMES, Iowa -- Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are a concern to many environmentalists who research global warming. The lack of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) concentration, however, actually limits the growth of plants and their ...

Ecological impact of African cities

...xpected to be urban by 2010." This rapid growth is resulting in huge changes in natural resource use, but the effects are highly controversial. "Some environmentalists say that demand for fuel wood and charcoal from cities are causing deforestation, but in fact it is change in land use that is the main driver" contin...

World-class environment vision to 'bring back the species'

... One of Australia's leading environmentalists will spearhead a world-class project to help revegetate the Mount Lofty Ranges, to stave off the effects of climate change and halt the loss of bird, ...

Some biofuels might do more harm than good to the environment, study finds

... Biofuels based on ethanol, vegetable oil and other renewable sources are increasingly popular with government and environmentalists as a way to reduce fossil fuel dependence and limit greenhouse gas emissions. But new research led by a biologist at the University of Washington,...

IEEE Fellow first woman to receive highest award in engineering profession

... Heritage Rivers Committee. The Joan Hodges Queneau Medal recognizes an individual who encourages cooperation between engineering professionals and environmentalists to create innovative solutions to environmental problems. It was established by the National Audubon Society in 1977, and is awarded jointly by the so...

Stevens' Center for Science Writings honors environmental critics with Green Book Award, April 30

...nvironmentalism to the Politics of Possibility. An expansion of their widely discussed 2004 essay, The Death of Environmentalism, Break Through faults environmentalists for implying that global warming and other problems can only be addressed by limiting human progress. Instead, Nordhaus and Shellenberger argue, green...

UC biology prof traces his roots to the first Earth Day

...g political power wielded by some corporations and the backlash they have created to protect their economic interests is the biggest setback, he says. environmentalists have been marginalized and even vilified as tree-huggers and Birkenstocks (and let's not forget the nickname "Ozone Man"). Our government has wasted p...

Academy establishes Asia Center to protect the environment

...e in China and elsewhere in Asia. Science, and Academy scientists, can help stabilize the region through research and by training young scientists and environmentalists in the places impacted. Through the Asia Center, the Academy will work with host nations and other partners to train researchers and to apply the ...

Book examines clash of capitalism and the environment

...th evidence of galloping degradation of the planet, Speth has concluded that all in all, todays environmentalism has not been succeeding. He calls on environmentalists to step outside the system and develop a deeper critique of what is going on. Speth argues that aggregate economic growth is no longer improvi...

Study finds concerns with biofuels

... Bothell, Wash. March 31, 2008 - Biofuels are widely considered one of the most promising sources of renewable energy by policy makers and environmentalists alike. However, unless principles and standards for production are developed and implemented, certain biofuels will cause severe environmental impacts...
Environmentalists in Biological Technology

Four steps toward securing more reliable electric power for Wisconsin

...urces more efficient. At a recent conference sponsored by Wisconsins Alliant Energy and the Natural Resources Defense Council, utility experts and environmentalists agreed on the need to leverage energy technology. The U.S. utility industry has spent far too little on energy research and development. Many industri...

Probe into gas gouging may educate Americans about pressures on oil supply

...ithin Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could be safely pumped with the help of the latest technologies, but U.S. politicians won't stand up to environmentalists who have dramatically overstated the risk. Canada's Athabasca tar sands could be refined at some point, but only if prices remain high enough to justi...

State should keep open mind on nuclear power

... won't be economical for decades. Private investors are hedging their bets, environmentalists are fretting over what's "sustainable," and technologists are urging the pu...o keep an open mind to expanding the generation of nuclear power. Yes, most environmentalists are still wearing "No More Three Mile Islands" buttons on their lapels. But...

300 millionth American no cause for eco-alarm

... movement can't wait to guilt-trip the poor baby before he or she is out of the womb. Despite more than 200 years of data to the contrary, too many environmentalists still buy into the doomsday theories of Thomas Malthus, the 18 th century English economist who predicted the human race would inevitably procreate i...

Bio-energy and cleantech grab attention of investors

...ear: The markets are warming to technologies that produce alternative fuels, keep the air and water clean, and help conserve energy. And while some environmentalists or policymakers may prefer to pick the winners in the cleantech world, it will be the markets that ultimately decide what specific technologies and pr...
Environmentalists in Biological Definition

Biodiversity

...and animals are a source of beauty and joy for many people. Ecotourism in particular, is a growing outdoor recreational activity. Ecologists and environmentalists were the first to insist on the economic aspect of biological diversity protection. Thus, Edward O. Wilson wrote in 1992, that : The biodiversity i...

Homeostasis

...omeo- similar or same. stasis- standing or stopping. Multicellular organisms require a homeostatic internal environment , in order to live ; many environmentalists believe this principle also applies to the external environment. Many ecological , biological , and social systems are homeostatic. They oppose c...
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