Ecology, Energy, Economy

Island States At Risk From Rising Seas

United Nations, New York, NY — Small Island States Warn Ecosystems Already Threatened by Climate Change Effects,
Urge Drastic Reduction in Greenhouse Gases, as Assembly Continues Debate
Say Impact – Sea Level Rise, Dying Marine Life – Shock Wave to Fragile Economies;
Major Emitters Must Ensure Resources in Place to Meet Adaptation, Mitigation Goals
Still reeling in the aftermath [...]

TEC-SMART, Workforce Development and Green Initiatives

Troy, NY — Hudson Valley Community College:
In 2009, Hudson Valley Community College is expecting record enrollment for the third straight academic year. The college will likely enroll approximately 13,500 students this fall.
The college offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools.
Tuition for the 2009-2010 academic year is $3,100 for full-time New [...]

Chlorine’s Health Risk For Swimmers

Swimmers have long suspected the dangers of chlorine. Now, their suspicions have been confirmed.
A study by the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium found a link between swimming in chlorinated pools and getting asthma and respiratory allergies.
“The impact of these chemicals on the respiratory health of children and adolescents appears to [...]

World Climate Conference-3

Closing Statement from World Climate Conference-3
Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Head of the United States Delegation
Improving development and delivery of climate services offers untold economic, environmental, human health, and national security benefits. For these reasons, the U.S. delegation is very pleased with the outcome of this conference, and its decision to establish a Global Framework for [...]

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