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2009-12-11 17:57:00

Thousands of Activists Gather in Copenhagen, Denmark COPENHAGEN, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Independent media broadcasting pioneer, Free Speech TV and international environmental leader, Greenpeace are partnering to bring breaking coverage of the most crucial international climate summit in recent history. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091211/DC25189LOGO) Delegates from 192 countries, including 100 world leaders, have convened in the Danish capital to participate...

2009-12-02 08:39:00

KOGELO, Kenya and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Pupils and students of the Senator Obama schools in Western Kenya have sent their first emails using solar energy to US President Barack Obama. They urge him to put his weight behind renewable energy in the run-up to Copenhagen which is just days away. A copy of the mail and a drawing was sent to the Greenpeace Solar Generation Youth delegation in Copenhagen who handed it over to the US ambassador in Denmark asking him to...

2009-11-06 16:41:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight years after the September 11th attacks, the House of Representatives today approved the "Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009" (H.R. 2868). This is the first time either house of Congress has approved permanent and comprehensive chemical security legislation. "Although it's a compromise, this bill represents a historic first step toward protecting the 100 million Americans living in the shadow of high-risk chemical plants," said...

2009-09-23 11:14:00

"Road sign" underscores the danger of global warming inaction PITTSBURGH, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greenpeace activists are in the process of rappelling off of Pittsburgh's iconic West End bridge with a massive banner displaying their message to G20 leaders gathering for tomorrow's summit. The banner, nearly 80-feet by 30-feet in size, took the form of a stylized "road sign" that warns of the political maneuvering and delay that have put a international climate treaty in...

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2009-09-15 13:35:00

Canada's effort to expand extraction of oil from tar sands in the Alberta province was criticized by Greenpeace on Monday when the environmental group accused the country of contributing to a "global climate crisis," AFP reported. Canada, along with Japan, is seeking to block progress towards a new global climate change agreement to be finalized at a December summit in Copenhagen, according to the Greenpeace report entitled "Dirty Oil". Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S....

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2009-09-03 05:45:00

Greenland's glaciers are dumping ice into the Atlantic Ocean at an alarming rate, according to a statement by the environmental group Greenpeace on Wednesday. Increasingly warm temperatures have caused glaciers to melt over time and shed masses of ice that eventually slip into fjords and the sea. Greenland's Helheim glacier, which is four miles wide and almost one mile thick, moves approximately 25 yards a day, Greenpeace said in a statement. The group said that is double the speed as when...

2009-08-14 19:54:38

Key players in the U.S. oil industry disagree over a plan to send workers to rallies to protest proposed climate-change legislation, industry groups said. The American Petroleum Institute wrote to member companies asking them to stage up to 22 rallies protesting legislation that the API said would increase taxes on the oil industry and create a carbon-trading scheme, the Financial Times reported. The API represents the entire oil industry. But some of its members, which also are part of the...

2009-08-07 11:36:00

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ --This week's "truce" between Greenpeace and Kimberly-Clark clearly does not go far enough. Marcal Paper LLC, the leader in manufacturing paper from 100 percent recycled paper, says it is unnecessary to kill even a single additional tree to manufacture toilet paper, facial tissue, napkins or paper towels. Given the ability to easily make high performing, affordable paper products out of 100 percent recycled paper, Kimberly-Clark's new agreement to...

2009-08-05 10:27:00

Greenpeace Ends Its 'Kleercut' Campaign and Applauds the Company's Sustainability Efforts WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation, the maker of Kleenex, Scott and Cottonelle brands, today announced stronger fiber sourcing standards that will increase conservation of forests globally and will make the company a leader for sustainably produced tissue products. Greenpeace, which worked with Kimberly-Clark on its revised standards, announced that it will end...

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2009-08-04 14:04:36

An infestation of beetles in forests across North America has some regulators concerned over the increasing carbon footprint their devastation could leave behind. So far, the infestation has killed off millions of acres of pine forests in the US and Canada, and millions of spruce trees could be the next to go. "The gravity of the situation is very real," Rolf Skar, of Greenpeace, told Reuters. To date, the beetle swarms have resulted in a loss of billions of dollars in the timber industry as...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.