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Johan Reinhard to receive Hillary Medal
Anthropologist and archaeologist Dr. Johan Reinhard has been selected to receive the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal “for remarkable service in the conservation of culture and nature in mountainous regions.”  

Lakes Environmental Recognized as Top 25 Governance, Risk & Compliance Technology Providers
Lakes Environmental Software has received recognition by CIO Applications Magazine as one of the Top 25 Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Providers 2017 in their annual listing.  An article highlighting our cloud-based environmental compliance solutions can be found in the September GRC special issue of the CIO Applications magazine and can also be read here.

Lakes Environmental - One of the 50 Most Admired Companies of 2017
Waterloo Ontario based Lakes Environmental Software has been recognized by The Silicon Review as one of the 50 Most Admired Companies of the year.  An article highlighting our exceptional work in the information technology and environmental industry can be found in the October special issue of The Silicon Review, a prestigious business and technology magazine.  The full article can be read here.

Prairie Biotic Research Small Grants Increase in Size.
Prairie Biotic Research (PBR) is an all-volunteer, scientific public charity. It fosters basic field biological research in U. S. prairies and savannas. Over the past 16 years, Prairie Biotic Research has funded 275 grants totaling $264,236 to researchers in 37 states through their annual, competitive Small Grants Program.

Summary of the 33 Research Proposals Winning Funding in our 2017 Small Grants Program
We were able to fund 33 of 90 proposals this year, for a total of $32,160. Funded proposals were submitted by 19 men and 15 women, most of whom are academics: two professors, 13 doctoral students, nine masters students and three undergraduates. Seven are independent researchers. The 33 proposals come from 19 states: Alabama (1), California (2), Colorado (2), Florida (1), Illinois (5), Iowa (3), Kansas (3), Michigan (1), Mississippi (1), Missouri (3), Montana (1), Nebraska (1), Nevada (1), North Carolina (1), Ohio (1), South Dakota (1), Texas (2), Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming (1).

2017 Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal Winner: Ing. César A. Portocarrero Rodríguez
Nepalese NGO Mountain Legacy has just announced that Peruvian engineer César Augusto Portocarrero Rodríguez will receive the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal in a public ceremony at Hotel Tibet International in Kathmandu on December 11 (International Mountain Day). César Portocarrero has directed projects to mitigate the danger of outburst floods from numerous glacial lakes in the Andes, saving thousands of lives and many millions of dollars, and he is now sharing his expertise with members of the High Mountain Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP), including Nepal, Bhutan, and several Central Asian nations.

Ontario Passes New Waste-Free Ontario Act
Province Brings in Legislation to Increase Recycling, Create Jobs, Fight Climate Change

Eureka Recycling Will Process their Billionth Pound of Recyclables

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, the one-billionth pound of recyclables will pass through Eureka Recycling’s Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Northeast Minneapolis. Stacked up a foot high by a foot wide, this amount of material would wrap around the earth over 1 and half times!

People might falsely believe that when they are building a house incorporating any sustainable solutions require additional costs and effort. It is actually the opposite.

Residents in Vallejo Fight Plans for a Cement Factory Near an Elementary School

Green skyscrapers
Crucial transformation in the construction industry and the paradigm of thought of the XXI century

MW&A Climate Forecasting Startup Claims New Achievements and Breakthroughs
MW&A is a startup climate forecasting firm which, based in part on their collateral research at the University of New Mexico, employs a new paradigm for more accurate climate forecasting.

Knesset launches unique electronic display which shows, in real time, the amount of energy, money and carbon emissions saved as part of the "Green Knesset" project
The monitoring system, which does not exist in any other parliament that has a PV system, displays the amount of energy and money saved, as well as the amount of CO2 that was not released into the atmosphere due to the Israeli parliament's use of solar energy. Speaker Edelstein: "We purposely made certain that the data is displayed in Hebrew, English and Arabic so that people all

How green are bamboo products?
New scientific 'lifecycle assessment' reveals that many bamboo products and their processes are carbon-neutral

Cool Planet Gains Momentum in Agriculture, Adds Key Board Members
Company Adds North Bridge Founder Ed Anderson and Agriculture Adviser Jim Bone

National Council for Science and the Environment Announces New Executive Director
November 17, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) – The Board of Directors of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) announced today that Michelle Wyman will succeed Peter Saundry as Executive Director. The appointment follows a comprehensive executive search process that began in June 2015 when Dr. Saundry announced his departure after 22 years leading the organization.

Canadian mountain expert and advocate Dr. Jack D. Ives has received Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal
October 29: In a ceremony in Ottawa, Nepalese ambassador to Canada His Excellency Mr. Kali Prasad Pokhrel and New Zealand High Commissioner His Excellency Mr. Simon Tucker have jointly presented Dr. Jack D. Ives with the Lifetime Achievement edition of the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal. Ives is a world-renowned montologist and Adjunct Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University (Ottawa).

Groundbreaking Technology Delivers Natural Solution For Sleep Deprived Americans
First-of-their-Kind High-Tech Glasses Prove 'Life Changing' For Former Users of Prescription Sleeping Aids

Who Bombed Judi Bari? Now Online
Available on AmazonPrime, Vimeo, and Hulu
New International DVD Edition offers 4 languages

Luxembourg-Based AirBoxLab Launches Foobot in U.S.
New indoor air quality innovation bridges environmental and personal health priorities

A new study published today in the journal Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology has found that a chemical widely used in personal care products such as sunscreen, poses an ecological threat to corals and coral reefs and threatens their existence.

Environmentalist Eliza Olson receives Honorary Degree
Surrey, October 15, 2015 - Dedicated and driven environmentalist Eliza Olson reached another milestone this past week at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Eliza’s staff, family, friends, and board members witnessed her walk across the stage to receive her Honorary Doctorate Degree on October 9, 2015 at the university’s Surrey Campus.

Over 400 grade 6 and 7 students Connect with the Nature at Outdoor Festival "Stepping into Nature"
North Delta, October 15, 2015 - The Burns Bog Conservation Society held the Stepping into Nature Festival in collaboration with grade 10 students from the Strive Program at South Delta Secondary School.

Twenty Young Eco-Heroes Receive Awards for Exceptional Global Environmental Campaigns
SAN FRANCISCO, On Saturday October 24, 2015 – Environmental activism is getting a boost from kid power.  Action for Nature (AFN) will recognize 20  extraordinary International Young Eco-Heroes at their 13th Consecutive Awards celebration  from 2:00-5:00 PM at the Seven Hills Conference Center, on the campus of San Francisco State University.

Stonehenge launches international development of low cost Wave Energy Converter
Stonehenge launches international development of low cost Wave Energy Converter  
Development of the Protean™ wave energy converter technology, out of Perth, Western Australia, is being funded via reverse merger with Stonehenge Metals Ltd of Perth.
Stonehenge is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: SHE) and is in the process of restructuring its operations and funding to focus on a staged commercialization and international roll-out of the technology.