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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...

2009-07-08 12:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning, 11 daring Greenpeace climbers hung a banner on Mount Rushmore challenging President Obama to show real leadership on global warming. The banner, measuring sixty-five feet high by thirty-five feet wide, features an unfinished portrait of Obama with the message, "America honors leaders not politicians: Stop Global Warming." The demonstration comes as President Obama meets other G8 leaders in L'Aquila, Italy today to discuss the global...

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2009-06-20 07:41:32

Whale hunters in Iceland have brought in their first big catches of the season -- two 35-ton, 65-ft.-long fin whales, the AFP news agency said on Friday. The Hvalur 9 arrived early Friday morning at the port of Akranes, 12 miles north of Reykjavik, with the whales in tow. The large mammals were quickly carved up to separate the meat from the blubber, with an inspector tasting a piece of the meat to check its quality. But the environmental group Greenpeace criticized the catch, saying Iceland...

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2009-06-03 12:30:00

Greenpeace said on Wednesday, in a report that called for trade and financial retaliation against illegal ranchers, that the cattle industry is the biggest driver of destruction of the Amazonian rain forest. The campaign group said clearance of the Amazon had helped give Brazil the world's largest cattle sector and made it the world's largest exporter of beef. However, it said in its report timed - to coincide with UN talks on climate change - that this growth has come at a tragic cost for...

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2009-06-03 06:35:00

A plan to make polluters pay to preserve forests has come under scrutiny for being unworkable and dangerous. The Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation plan (REDD) is being pushed as an element in the new global agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol in 2012. The plan's rationale is fairly uncontroversial, saying that the Earth needs forests to absorb carbon in the atmosphere. The world also needs to slow down deforestation which results in nearly 20 percent of worldwide...

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2009-05-26 06:30:00

According to a recent study, solar power plants in deserts have the potential to generate nearly a quarter of the world's electricity by 2050. The study, conducted by environmental group Greenpeace, the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA) and the International Energy Agency's (IEA) SolarPACES group, said large investments in solar power could fight climate change and create new jobs. "Solar power plants are the next big thing in renewable energy," said Sven Teske of...

2009-05-18 12:10:00

MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress moves forward with an aggressive environmental agenda in part focused on heavily subsidizing the renewable energy industry, the Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE) will host a series of panel discussions this Wednesday exploring the short- and long-term consequences of this policy. In particular, this diverse group of stakeholders and thought leaders will discuss whether national policies such as the renewable...

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2009-04-22 15:00:57

The Japanese government argued in support of its latest whaling mission on Wednesday, claiming that its call for the killing of 60 minke whales is for research purposes only. The mission involving five ships "“ four whaling ships and one for research "“ left Ayukawa port in northern Miyagi prefecture on Wednesday. The vessels will remain at sea until late May, according to the Japanese fisheries agency. Japan uses a legal loophole in the 1986 international moratorium on commercial...


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The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin