Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Republican Environmental Group

Many of you may think that there are no specifically Republican environmental organizations in existence due to the current political climate in which Republicans and Democrats seem to be at polar opposites on environmental issues.  Well, it turns out that there actually is a Republican activist environmental organization and its name is Republicans for Environmental Protection (REP America).  Its homepage can be viewed at http://www.repamerica.org/.

Traditionally Republicans have not necessarily been on the anti-environment or anti-conservation side.  Some examples are: 1. The world's first national park, Yellowstone, was established in 1872 under the administration of President Ulysses S. Grant, a Republican. 2. The Forest Service was founded and multiple national parks were established under the administration of Republican President Theodore Roosevelt in the early 1900's. 3.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created during the administration of Republican President Richard Nixon in 1970. 4. Republican President Ronald Reagan strongly backed the Montreal Protocol treaty of the late 1980's which has the purpose of phasing out ozone-depleting chemicals in the atmosphere.

While some Republican environmentalists are leaving the party, such as former Congressman Pete McCloskey, many still remain in the party and continue to work for environmentalist and conservationist goals and values.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Three New Directories Added to the EarthDirectory Network

This week three new directories have been added the the EarthDirectory Network!  They are the World Directories on Birds (http://earthdirectory.net/birds), Whales, Dolphins, Other Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles (http://earthdirectory.net/sea), and Natural Hazard and Disaster Research & Safety Organizations(http://earthdirectory.net/hazards).  The table of contents for the entire EarthDirectory Network is at http://discoverearth.net/.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Middle East Environmental Directory

The newest addition to the EarthDirectory Network is The Directory of Environmental Organizations and Environmental Government Agencies in the Middle East.  It was just completed a few days ago and can be viewed at http://earthdirectory.net/middleeast.  I'm really excited about the completion of the Directory because there previously was not a lot of conveniently available information on the Web about Middle Eastern environmental organizations and Middle Eastern government environmental agencies.