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2012-05-11 23:00:51

WWF, Greenpeace and Avaaz will today begin a mass mobilization of their 22 million supporters to call on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to veto the Forest Code bill passed by the House of Deputies. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 Three of the world´s leading conservation and advocacy organizations will today begin a mass mobilization of their 22 million supporters to call on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to veto the Forest Code bill passed by the House of Deputies. WWF,...

2012-01-14 01:31:36

New research has found that individuals and the private sector have an important role to play in the provision of public policies to help society adapt to the impacts of climate change. Writing in the journal Global Environmental Change, Dr Emma Tompkins and Hallie Eakin from the University of Southampton, say that public investments alone cannot reduce our vulnerability to climate change. Their research shows evidence of individuals, households, firms and corporations are deliberately...

2011-10-11 09:36:05

Assigning environment-related legal cases to specialized tribunals, courts and judges is among the ideas being aired as experts convene in Malaysia for a two-day United Nations conference on the relationship between the world's law, justice and governance systems and sustainable development. High court "green benches" already exist in India, established by that country's Supreme Court to ensure judges have the expertise and resources to properly consider environmental issues....

2011-07-25 09:16:00

CLEVELAND, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Creating a reliable energy supply that is economically practical, sustainable and socially responsible is one of the greatest challenges facing both developed and developing countries today. LAUNCH has chosen to partner with NineSigma, the leading provider of Open Innovation services, to support a global energy challenge designed to identify and support breakthrough innovations that will transform current electrical energy systems. Through the...

2011-06-02 07:00:00

NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Garnier announced today that it will donate $100,000 to clean water charities. The donation marks the culmination of an online program in which Garnier asked consumers to vote for the environmental cause they care about most passionately. Clean Water was the program's clear winner, receiving 52% of the votes, followed by Recycling and Sustainability with 36% of the votes, and Urban Greening with 12% of the votes. The donation is part of a larger...

2010-12-06 09:26:00

CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly all those gathered for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun believe that real international action on climate change will not happen without strong public support, yet most also believe that the general public doesn't understand the meaning of "climate change," according to a survey this week by the Government of Mexico and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. More than 500 accredited COP16/CMP6 attendees...

2010-11-03 07:51:00

LONDON, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sky, WWF and Global Action Plan have launched a new online resource, the Sky Rainforest Rescue Schools Challenge that will challenge primary and secondary school students to reduce their carbon footprint in order to help protect the rainforest. The Sky Rainforest Rescue Schools Challenge will encourage schools to be more aware of the food we eat, the energy we use and the stuff we buy. It will integrate into the curriculum, covering subjects such as...

2010-05-18 09:00:00

TORONTO and MONTREAL, May 18 /PRNewswire/ - Today 21 member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), and nine leading environmental organizations, unveiled an unprecedented agreement - the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement - that applies to 72 million hectares of public forests licensed to FPAC members. The Agreement, when fully implemented, will conserve significant areas of Canada's vast Boreal Forest, protect threatened woodland caribou and provide a competitive market...

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2010-04-02 10:48:16

Greenpeace environmental activists successfully blocked a shipment of whale meat to Japan this morning by chaining themselves to the mooring ropes of a cargo ship in the Dutch port of Rotterdam. According to various media reports, a group of 15 Greenpeace protesters boarded the NYK Orion at 4:30am. The ship, which sported a Panamanian flag, was reportedly carrying seven containers filled with whale meat from Iceland--one of just two countries in the world that permits commercial whaling....


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