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2011-06-22 17:58:00

MONTREAL, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Today, we, the environment ministers of Canada, Mexico and the United States, are proud to present a comprehensive set of initiatives designed to conserve, protect and enhance the North American environment through the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC).

2011-06-10 12:29:00

In less than three months, 80 percent of U.S.

2011-06-08 12:52:00

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wallow fire in southeast Arizona joins what is a growing number of American Red Cross relief operations that already includes ongoing flood and tornado responses across a large swath of the U.S. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "These disasters have brought so much destruction and heartbreak to our country," said Charley Shimanski, senior vice president of Red Cross Disaster Services.

2011-06-07 12:58:00

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As floods, wildfires and tornadoes continue to ravage the U.S., and with forecasters predicting an above-average hurricane season, the American Red Cross is getting prepared with the help of the corporations and foundations that support the Red Cross through the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) and Disaster Responder (DR) program.

2011-06-03 09:54:00

Tiffany Circle members to hear from Japanese leaders WASHINGTON, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle, a group of women leaders and philanthropists, will attend the fifth annual national summit June 5-6 at American Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

2011-06-01 11:47:00

Workers continue to help tornado victims in Midwest, South WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is responding as rising rivers force people from their homes in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, and Red Cross workers are preparing for additional flooding in several other northwestern states as rivers threaten to overflow their banks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) More than 200 people spent Tuesday night in Red Cross...

2011-05-30 07:00:00

BEIJING, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and World Reconstruction Conference organized by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction kicked off in Geneva on May 11.

2011-05-30 07:00:00

BEIJING, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Second WCSDF co-organized by United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the People's Government of Chengdu, Sister Cities International (SCI) and World Cities Scientific Development Alliance (WCSDA) is slated for Aug 11-13, 2011 in Chengdu, China.

2011-05-25 12:14:00

Latest storms add to growing roster of relief operations; 29 in 22 states since March 31 WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After another round of severe weather in the Midwest, the American Red Cross has expanded relief operations into Oklahoma, and is continuing to ramp up services in Joplin, Missouri. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) As tornado warnings were broadcast Tuesday evening, the number of people staying in the Red Cross shelter at...

2011-05-23 11:55:00

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just hours after a series of devastating tornadoes swept through the Midwest last night, the American Red Cross opened shelters in Missouri and Minnesota to help those whose homes were damaged or destroyed.

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