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Strictest conditions on Carmichael Coal Mine project - Govt. Australia (2014/7/28)
After undertaking a thorough assessment and consideration under national environment law, I have approved the Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Infrastructure project, subject to 36 strict conditions.

Celebrate National Tree Day - Govt. Australia (2014/7/27)
Today people and communities around Australia are celebrating National Tree Day. It's a chance for all of us to consider what positive steps we can take to make a difference.

Stronger role for the Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development - Govt. Australia (2014/7/26)
The Australian Government is implementing additional measures to ensure the continued protection of our water resources, and to further support public confidence in the assessment and approval process for mining developments.

MONDAY:EPA Administrator Holding Media Call to Preview Public Hearings on Clean Power Plan (HQ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/26)
WASHINGTON – On Monday, July 28 at 9 a.m. EDT, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will discuss the importance of public input on the proposed Clean Power Plan. Next week, there will be four ...

OECD appoints Mari Kiviniemi and Stefan Kapferer as Deputy Secretary-Generals - OECD (2014/7/26)
Mari Kiviniemi, Finland’s former Prime Minister, and Stefan Kapferer, currently State Secretary at Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, have been appointed Deputy Secretary-Generals of the OECD.

EPA Issues Policy Supporting Tribal and Indigenous Communities (HQ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/25)
WASHINGTON – Today, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy signed the EPA Policy on Environmental Justice for Working with Federally Recognized Tribes and Indigenous Peoples, reinforcing the agency’ ...

LDC experts to share ideas on building productive capacityPoultry farming is part of the sustainable agriculture system, along with crop production and fisheries, at Songhai Centre, in Porto Novo, Benin (Photo: Mark Surman via Creative Commons http://crea - IIED, U.K. (2014/7/25)
How can Least Developed Countries (LDCs) progress so they are no longer held back by extreme poverty? A conference next week in Cotonou, Benin, will address this issue, bringing together ministers and experts from LDCs, along with UN representati ...

UNFCCC secretariat issues call for proposals for host of new Climate Technology Centre - UNFCCC Press Releases & Advisories (2014/7/25)

UNFCCC secretariat aims to help communities and businesses become climate-resilient with help of new online tool - UNFCCC Press Releases & Advisories (2014/7/25)

Climate change and disasters, the Pacific‘s biggest sustainable development challenges - SPREP (2014/7/25)

American Samoa to avoid fish extinction - SPREP (2014/7/25)

PCCR chair delivers outcomes to joint climate change and disaster meeting - SPREP (2014/7/25)

U.S. EPA requires Rancho LPG to comply with safety measures for community protection (CA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/25)
LOS ANGELES--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Rancho LPG has resolved its noncompliance with risk management plan regulations. The violations were discovered during an EPA investigation of the San Pedro, Calif ...

Rhode Island Air National Guard Agrees to Minimize Air Emissions under EPA Settlement (RI) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/25)
BOSTON – The Rhode Island Air National Guard will tighten its emissions limits and comply with federal and state air pollution laws at its North Kingstown aircraft repair facility, thereby ensuring that air quality in nearby communities is b ...

U.S. EPA Honors 17 Environmental Job Training Program Graduates in Rialto,Calif. (CA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/25)
Program Prepares Graduates for Hazardous Waste Cleanup JobsLOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today will recognize 17 graduates from the Superfund Job Training Initiative (SuperJTI) in Rialto, Calif. The job t ...

Seven New England Companies Take Action to Improve Oil Spill Prevention Measures under Settlements (CT, ME, MA, VT) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/25)
BOSTON – Seven companies in New England that store and distribute oil have all created or updated spill prevention plans and come into compliance with federal oil pollution prevention laws, thereby ensuring that the local environment in the ...

EPA Kicks Off Third-Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge to Develop Innovative Approaches to Stormwater Management (HQ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/25)
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching its third-annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a prize contest that engages college students in developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater poll ...

EPA Seeks Comments on Potential Revisions to its Risk Management Program (HQ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/25)
CONTACT:Rachel Deitz (news media only)deitz.rachel@epa.gov 202-564-1807202-564-4355FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 24, 2014EPA Seeks Comments on Potential Revisions to its Risk Management ProgramWASHINGTON ...

NATO in an Era of Global Competition - ISN (2014/7/24)
This paper examines the global security environment facing NATO. The author argues that the rise of Asia, the uncertain role of the US in the world, rising tensions between the West and Russia, and instability in the Middle East have created the most ...

The Anatomy of Program-for-Results - ISN (2014/7/24)
This paper examines the World Bank’s new Program for Results (PforR) instrument, which links the flow of assistance to development achievements. The authors also develop a classification system for Disbursement Linked Indicators and apply it to the ...

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