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2008-06-25 18:15:00

Video game maker Nintendo Co Ltd has been ranked the world's least environmentally friendly electronics company by the quarterly Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics. The publication graded 18 electronics firms according to how "green" their products and operations are.    Most companies saw their rankings plunge in the latest review, due to new evaluation guidelines that the charity has made more stringent. Earlier this year, Greenpeace accused Nintendo of having a...

2008-06-25 15:02:29

By John Boudreau, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jun. 25--In its latest survey of practices among makers of electronic gadgets, Greenpeace has raised the bar of what the environmental group believes is required for "green" corporate citizenship. The analysis of the products and procedures of 18 major electronics manufacturers, released today, ranked two Silicon Valley giants -- Hewlett-Packard and Apple -- in the middle of the pack. Handset maker Sony Ericsson topped the list, while video...

2008-06-19 12:00:34

By Melissa Allison, Seattle Times Jun. 19--Greenpeace stirred the waters of the seafood industry this week with a report rating seafood buying practices at 20 of the nation's largest supermarket chains. One industry group called the report garbage, and federal regulators said it contains errors. The environmental activist group wants to hold stores accountable for "their role in supporting unsustainable fisheries," according to a news release. The ratings focus on overfishing and other...

2008-06-17 09:00:32

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Steve Smith, +1-646-723-9415, for Greenpeace; or John Hocevar, Greenpeace Ocean Specialist, +1-512-577-3868 First-Ever Supermarket Ranking Identifies Best and Worst; Group Notes Some Progress Has Been Made WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a report released today, "Carting Away the Oceans: How Grocery Stores are Emptying the Seas," Greenpeace reveals that most U.S. supermarkets are ignoring scientific warnings about the crisis facing global...

2008-06-17 06:00:17

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Laura McNaughton of Salmon of the Americas, Inc., +1- 305-266-7670 MIAMI, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Salmon of the Americas: The farmed salmon industry has focused its efforts towards achieving harmony between aquaculture and sustainability of the oceans. Each salmon producing country works closely with their governmental fishing agencies and scientists that have pioneered many areas of research recognized for...

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2008-01-09 18:40:00

Three conservation groups began legal action today to force the Bush administration to list polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The Center for Biological Diversity, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Greenpeace submitted a formal notice to federal agencies and officials who will make the decision in Washington, D.C., of their intent to sue the administration for missing the deadline to decide whether polar bears will be listed due to global warming. A formal...

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2007-10-11 10:13:14

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Greenpeace announced a satellite-based tracking system to monitor endangered South Pacific humpback whales Wednesday, saying it is not necessary to kill the animals as Japan does to study them. The conservation group used the announcement of its humpback monitoring project to lambast Japan's scientific whaling program that has killed thousands of whales as part of what it calls necessary research. Humpback whales from Rarotonga and New Caledonia have been...

2007-05-19 09:00:13

the associated press MEXICO CITY - A baby killer whale that beached itself last month should not be sent to a U.S. aquatic park, environmentalists said Friday, arguing it could set a precedent that might encourage marine animal trafficking. A tug of war between a Mexican marine park, environmental groups and the government has emerged over Pasqualita, an 8-foot female orca being nursed back to health after she was found along the Pacific coast. Aquarium officials want to transfer...

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2006-10-03 12:55:00

WASHINGTON - President Bush called for a halt to destructive fishing on the high seas Tuesday and said the United States will work to eliminate or better regulate practices such as bottom trawling that devastate fish populations and the ocean floor. Bush directed the State and Commerce departments to promote "sustainable" fisheries and to oppose any fishing practices that destroy the long-term natural productivity of fish stocks or habitats such as seamounts, corals and sponge fields for...

2006-08-03 08:07:39

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian panel has violated guidelines for ship-breaking laid down by India's Supreme Court by approving the scrapping of a controversial Norwegian cruise liner this week, an environmental alliance said on Thursday. The panel said the 46,000-metirc ton cruise ship Blue Lady, which environmentalists say contains hundreds of metric tons of asbestos and other toxic materials, could be broken down safely in the western Indian shipyard of Alang in Gujarat state....


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.