September 3, 2021 to September 11, 2021

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress

Media are invited to cover the IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental event that drives global action towards a more sustainable future. Held every four years, the 2021 event (postponed from 2020) takes place in Marseille, France under the theme 'One nature, one future'.


"Debt Standoff Makes Forest Agency Fight All Fires"

"The FLAME Act of 2009 was supposed to ensure the Forest Service had enough money to fight fires without having to cut into programs to provide recreation, protect habitat and improve forest health. But after Congress raided the fund established by the law during the 2011 standoff over the debt ceiling, and after further cuts this year, the fund is empty."

Source: Idaho Statesman, 08/23/2012

"Clean Water Act’s Anti-Pollution Goals Prove Elusive"

"Beside Seattle’s notoriously polluted Duwamish River, an excavator scoops up small pieces of waste metal and slings them onto a rusty mountain at Seattle Iron & Metals Corp. A pile of flattened cars and trucks squats nearby amid vast sheets of scrap metal. For at least the last four years, this auto-shredder and metal recycler has dumped more pollutants into the river than allowed under the federal Clean Water Act, government records show. The levels have ranged higher than 250 times above what’s known to harm salmon that migrate through the river."


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