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2010-07-08 09:30:00

LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the recently released Greenpeace report regarding the Indonesian forestry industry, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is exposing the unequivocally inaccurate and deliberately misleading claims made against Indonesian sustainability policy and APP. "APP is absolutely committed to the sustainable development of Indonesia and is dedicated to supporting the government to achieve its environmental and development objectives," said Aida Greenbury,...

2010-06-09 11:54:00

WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the midst of the intractable crisis caused by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it is time to stop investing in a broken energy economy and seize the opportunity to invest in a sustainable energy future, according to the environmental group Greenpeace. The way forward is illustrated in "Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable USA Energy Outlook," one of the most comprehensive plans for future production and distribution of sustainable energy...

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2010-06-08 06:14:44

Environmental group Greenpeace said Monday that making the switch to renewable energy could create as many as 8.5 million jobs by 2030 if the world's governments put their foot down on "dirty and dangerous" fossil fuels. "Investing in people, rather than fossil fuels not only boosts global economic development but stems catastrophic climate change," Greenpeace said in a report unveiled in Berlin. "The sustainable future of the planet is rooted in the investment in people and local...

2010-05-20 11:11:00

DALLAS, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) in 2009 continued to make progress toward its economic, environmental and social responsibility commitments according to its seventh annual sustainability report, Choices for a Sustainable Future. The report was recently issued and highlights the company's numerous achievements such as improving energy efficiency by 3.7 percent since 2005, reducing water usage by 13 million cubic meters, contributing $22.7...

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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2010-05-15 09:25:00

Greenpeace said Friday that it has detected dangerous levels of radioactivity near a salvage yard in New Delhi where a worker was killed last month from radiation poisonings. Seven others were hospitalized. The group said experts sensed radiation 5,000 times above normal levels at the privately owned facility in the city's overcrowded Mayapuri district and nearby areas. "We picked up six hotspots between 65 and 165 feet from the scrap yard, which means radiation has spread into the streets,...

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2010-04-26 06:36:03

Four developing countries met Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss the urgency for a global agreement on climate change to be put legally into action by 2011. Environmental ministers from Brazil, South Africa, India and China want the process of finalizing a global agreement sped up. They are asking for rich nations to cut carbon emissions to help reduce global warming. In a joint statement by the four nations, they said "a legally binding outcome should be concluded at Cancun,...

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2010-04-22 08:25:00

Greenpeace was disgruntled to learn that Facebook chose Prineville, Ore. to make its first-ever data center an energy efficiency landmark.  The environmental group praised Google and Yahoo for tapping hydropower, but challenged Facebook for building in coal country. The social networking site chose the high-desert timber town of 10,000 to take advantage of its cool nights and dry air, which would make it cheaper to keep the computers cool. This dispute shows how difficult it can be...

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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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2010-03-30 10:45:00

International environmental advocacy group Greenpeace is challenging tech companies such as Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook to utilize renewable resources to provide energy for their data centers, according to a report released Tuesday. Greenpeace reports that IT data centers will use nearly 2,000 billion kilowatt hours of electricity over the next decade - more than France, Germany, Canada, and Brazil combined. Those statistics, combined with the fact that a new Oregon-based Facebook facility...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'