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Pacific Atoll Rat-Free for the First Time Since WWII

HONOLULU, Hawaii, January 31, 2013 (ENS) – Birds, crabs and rare trees are expected to recover on Palmyra Atoll, a collection of islets located about 1,000 miles south of Hawaii, now that roughly 30,000 rats have been eradicated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and conservation groups. […]

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Governments Strike First Global Mercury Control Treaty

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 26, 2013 (ENS) – A worldwide ban on the manufacture, export and import of batteries and other products that contain mercury will be in place by 2020 under the provisions of the world’s first treaty agreed by 147 governments at a United Nations forum in Geneva.

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World Economic Forum Feels Climate Change Pressure

DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland, January 25, 2013 (ENS) – “Unless we take action on climate change, future generations will be roasted, toasted, fried and grilled,” Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund told a World Economic Forum audience Wednesday. […]

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Congressional Democrats Form Climate Change Task Force

WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2013 (ENS) – Climate change is getting renewed attention in Congress. Representative Henry Waxman of California and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island today announced the formation of a Task Force on Climate Change that will be active in both the House and the Senate. […]